Notre Dame vs. Louisville - 2/13/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Louisville Cardinals (19-5) at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (17-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, February 13, 2016 at 4:00 pm (Joyce Center)
The Line: Notre Dame Fighting Irish -2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals face off on Saturday in ACC college basketball action.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 17-7 this season and they have lost three of their last four games. Notre Dame is averaging 79 points and they are shooting 48.8 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 70.6 points and their opponents are shooting 43.8 percent. Demetrius Jackson leads the Irish averaging 16.2 points and 5.0 assists per game. Zach Auguste is averaging 14.1 points and 10.0 rebounds, Steve Vasturia is averaging 12.5 points, Bonzie Colson is averaging 12.5 points and 7.1 rebounds. Notre Dame is 12-1 at home and 8-4 in the ACC.
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The Louisville Cardinals are 19-5 this season and they are coming off fo a lsos at Duke that ended a two game winning streak. Louisville is averaging 78.4 points per game and they are shooting 48.1 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 60.3 points per game and their opponents are shooting 37.8 percent. Damion Lee leads the Cardinals averaging 16.7 points per game. Trey Lewis is averaging 12.3 points, Chinanu Onuaku is averaging 9.8 points and 8.5 rebounds, and Quentin Snider is averaging 9.7 points. Louisville is 3-4 on the road and 8-3 in the ACC.
Notre Dame is 3-1-1 against the spread in their last five home games, 3-7 against the spread following a win, and 1-5 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. Louisville is 4-9 against the spread in their last 13 games, 0-6 against the spread in their last six road games, and 1-4 against the spread against a team with a winning record.
Notre Dame traditionally plays over their heads in big home games and Louisville hasn’t starred on the road so I have to take Notre Dame here.