Syracuse Orange (15-12) vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (19-8)
February 23, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Notre Dame Fighting Irish -5.5 / Syracuse Orange +5.5; Over/Under: +148
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The Syracuse Orange and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish meet in college basketball action from the Purcell Pavilion on Wednesday night.
The Syracuse Orange will look to build on wins in 6 of their last 7 games after a 74-73 OT win over Georgia Tech last time out. Buddy Boeheim leads the Orange in scoring with 19 PPG along with 3.4 APG while Joseph Girard III has 13.7 PPG and a team-high 4.3 APG. Jimmy Boeheim’s got 13.4 PPG and 6.1 RPG and Cole Swider has 13.4 PPG with a team-leading 7 RPG of his own. Jesse Edwards has 12 PPG to cap off the group of double-digit scorers for Syracuse so far this season. As a team, Syracuse is averaging 77.3 PPG on 45.1% shooting from the field, 37.8% from three and 72.1% shooting from the foul line while allowing 73.8 PPG on 42.2% shooting from the field and 33.3% from three this season.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will look to bounce back from a 79-74 loss to Wake Forest last time out. Dane Goodwin leads the Irish in scoring with 14.7 PPG along with 5 RPG while Blake Wesley has 14.7 PPG and Paul Atkinson Jr. has 12.3 PPG with 6.9 RPG to make up the trio of double-digit scorers for Notre Dame so far this season. Prentiss Hubb has a team-high 3.6 APG as well this season. As a team, Notre Dame is averaging 71.2 PPG on 45.7% shooting from the field, 37.2% from three and 75.1% from the foul line while allowing 66.6 PPG on 43.3% shooting from the field and 32.8% from three this season.
Syracuse is 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games overall and 4-11 ATS in their last 15 games following a win while the over is 5-1 in their last 6 games against a team with a winning record. Notre Dame is 11-4 ATS in their last 15 games overall and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 5-2 in their last 7 games following an ATS win.
I get the case to be made either way in this one as both of these teams have been able to score pretty well as of late. However, this just feels like a game where it’s tight throughout and coming down the stretch, we’re going to be really happy having the points in our back pocket. Give me the Orange and the points here.