Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Fighting Irish vs. Cardinals CBB Odds
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(14-18) Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Louisville Cardinals (19-12)
Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Time: 7:00 PM ET
Venue: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, NC
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Louisville Cardinals -7.5
CBB Betting Total: 134.5
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This second round game in the ACC tournament will be held between the 15th seeded Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the 7th seeded Louisville Cardinals.
These teams have met just once this season. The Cardinals won this game 75-61.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
The Fighting Irish picked up an opening round win when they took down Georgia Tech. This was the first of five required wins to book their spot in the tourney, but at the least they got the first win out of the day.
The Fighting Irish exploded in the first half against the Yellow Jackets, posting 52 points and holding a 20 point lead. They were led in the game by -, who scored a game high – points. Now playing a Louisville team they lost to just over a week ago to will require them to once again get off to a fast start and try to build an early lead.
Defensively, the Irish had a great first half, allowing just 32 points. However, things started to get bad in the second half as Georgia Tech made a huge run to cut the game all the way down to 3 with just a few minutes to go. If Notre Dame wants to make this opening round win turn into something, they will need to close out on shooters much more effectively.
The Cardinals did well enough to receive a first round bye in the ACC this season. They are still hoping to make an impression on the selection committee, so this is likely a must win game if they want to continue playing in March.
At times this season the Cardinals offense has been very explosive, but other times they have not been able to find the basket. In three of their last five games, the Cardinals have failed to score more than 60 points. This is concerning because they are coming into this game on several days of rest, so it is likely they will be sluggish to start. For Louisville to get rolling they will need Jordan Nwora to have another breakout performance.
As for defense, the Cardinals have again been up and down all season. If Louisville is going to win they will certainly need to hold the Irish under 40% shooting. Especially from the three point line where the Irish shot 57% in the round one game.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Over is 12-5 in the last 17 meetings.
- Over is 6-1-1 in LOU last 8 neutral site games.
- LOU are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 neutral site games.
Free Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Louisville Cardinals NCAAB Prediction:
Because Notre Dame has already played a game, they are likely to be much more sharp out of the gates. Look for Louisville to advance, but the Irish will give them a close game.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Notre Dame Fighting Irish +7.5
Once again, the momentum from the first round game will allow the Irish to cover in the second round.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Notre Dame 71 – Louisville 75
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