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Virginia Cavaliers visit Notre Dame Fighting Irish in college basketball clash

Virginia CavaliersNotre Dame Fighting Irish
15-5January 28, 2014, 09:00 | Joyce Center11-9

The Virginia Cavaliers will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Fighting Irish in Notre Dame at Joyce Center on Tuesday in college basketball action.

The Fighting Irish sit at 11-9 (6-11-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Cavaliers are currently 15-5 (10-6 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Notre Dame is 11-7 OU, and Virginia is 7-8-1 OU.

View Virginia Cavaliers vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to back visiting Virginia before tip-off in this one found them as -4-point favorites over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.

This game puts the Fighting Irish, most recently No. 193 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Cavaliers, who rate No. 23 in the latest survey.

Virginia won its last outing, a 65-45 result against Virginia Tech on January 25. They covered in that game as a 16.5-point favorite. Virginia cruised to victory on Saturday, running Virginia Tech out of the gym and running up a 65-45 score at John Paul Jones Arena.

In their last action, Notre Dame was a 65-58 loser on the road against Wake Forest. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. Garrick Sherman scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Fighting Irish to a win (they lost 65-58 to Wake Forest at Joel Coliseum on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Cavaliers rank No. 76 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.05 per game. That compares with Notre Dame’s No. 136 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Notre Dame is college basketball's No. 76-ranked team at 7.1 per game, while the Cavaliers rate No. 191 with 5.35 per game.

A few Cavaliers at Fighting Irish trends to consider:
Virginia is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
Virginia is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Virginia is 7-15-1 ATS in its last 23 games on the road
Virginia is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Notre Dame is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Notre Dame is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
Notre Dame is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games at home
Notre Dame is 16-5 SU in its last 21 games at home

Next up:
Virginia at Pittsburgh, Sunday, February 2nd
Notre Dame at Boston College, Saturday, February 1st