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Irish favored big vs Providence

Number 20 ranked Notre Dame looks to cover the college basketball pointspread on Friday when they host Providence in Big East basketball action.

Bettors looking for a solid trend can look to the OVER as the past 7 meetings of the Friars and Irish all went OVER the total. Notre Dame has won 9 of 10 overall meetings but are just 4-6 ATS in those 10 games.

This is the regular-season finale for Notre Dame and they need a win to secure a treasured double-bye in the Big East tournament.

View Providence vs Notre Dame Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Notre Dame opened as 11-point favorites in this College Basketball odds tilt at TopBet. The total opened at 130.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Fighting Irish at No. 50 and the Friars at No. 140 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 72-68 result in favor of the Fighting Irish.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Friars rank No. 47 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.2 per game. That compares with Notre Dame’s No. 206 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Notre Dame is college basketball's No. 128-ranked team at 6.6 per game, while the Friars rate No. 289 with 5 per game.

Defensively, Providence features the nation's No. 245-rated defense on the road, allowing 72.9 points per game. Notre Dame, meanwhile, comes in at No. 85 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Providence, they were a 72-70 winner as they battled Connecticut at home. They covered in the match as a 5-point underdog. The Friars grabbed a 72-70 win over the Huskies on Tuesday, behind a 22-point effort from Bryce Cotton at Dunkin Donuts Center.

Notre Dame was a 59-41 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Georgetown. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. Notre Dame got 9 points from Scott Martin but lost anyway, 59-41, to Georgetown on Monday at Verizon Center.

Providence Friars Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
After playing Connecticut are 2-8
After a win are 7-3

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Trends:
When playing on Friday are 7-3
After playing Georgetown are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4


A few Friars at Fighting Irish trends to consider:
Providence is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Notre Dame
Providence is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Notre Dame is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Notre Dame is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Providence
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Notre Dame's last 5 games when playing Providence
Notre Dame is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Providence