Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Orange vs Fighting Irish CBB Odds
Looking for Syracuse Orange vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Orange taking on the Fighting Irish on Saturday, January 5, 2019 at the Purcell Pavilion, South Bend, Indiana. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions like this Orange Fighting Irish matchup.
(9-4) Syracuse Orange vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (10-4)
Date: Saturday, January 5, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM ET
Venue: Purcell Pavilion, South Bend, Indiana
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Syracuse Orange -1.5
CBB Betting Total: 136
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This game will mark the beginning of ACC play for the Syracuse Orange, while the Fighting Irish from Notre Dame played their first conference game on New Year’s Day. With how strong the ACC looks this season, look for both teams to be itching for their first conference win. Especially Notre Dame, who have already fallen to 0-1.
The last time these teams met, Notre Dame won by a narrow margin. The last two games against the Orange have gone the Fighting Irish’s way and Syracuse will be looking to snap that streak.
The Orange enter the new year on a win streak of two games. This streak started after a bad loss to Old Dominion and a tough loss to surprising Mid-Major, Buffalo. They will certainly need to start off conference play on the right track, especially against a potential middle of the conference team.
The Orange have had a tough time offensively this season, averaging only 71.6 points per game. They shoot 43% from the field and 29.9% from three-point range.
Defensively, the Orange are playing solid, allowing an average of 61.4 points per game. This actually ranks 18th in the country. Their opponents are shooting below 40% from the field giving the Orange a real chance to pick up their first conference game of the year.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
The Fighting Irish went on the road to a hostile Virginia Tech environment a few days ago. They were easily beaten in this game, losing by a score of 66-81. Now returning home, the Irish have a chance to avoid a 0-2 start. Doing so would put them in an early hole with many tough games to come.
Like Syracuse, the Irish do not have an explosive offense. They hover around 76.6 points per game. They shoot around 42.5% from the field and 34.7% from deep range. Look for the Irish to use their home crowd to help them have a more productive offensive game.
Notre Dame also has a defense that allows under 70 points per game. Opponents shoot just above 41% on the Irish and 33.2% from deep range.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Under is 8-1 in SYR last 9 overall.
- Under is 9-2 in SYR last 11 Sat. games.
- Under is 7-2 in the last 9 meetings.
- SYR are 14-36-1 ATS in their last 51 Sat. games.
- ND are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 Sat. games.
Free Syracuse Orange vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish NCAAB Prediction:
These teams are very similar, but given that Notre Dame is coming off a loss, they will win at home.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: UNDER 136
Both teams average in the 70’s, but enough defense will be played to keep the total under.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Syracuse 62 – Notre Dame 67
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