The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons meet in college basketball action from the Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum on Saturday night. Let’s dive into the odds, injuries, matchup history and make a prediction for this game.
Wake Forest is listed as a 7.5-point home favorite with a total for this game set at 150.5 points.
For Notre Dame, Marcus Hammond is questionable with an undisclosed injury while Dom Campbell is out with an achilles injury. For Wake Forest, Damari Monsanto is out for the season with a knee injury.
Wake Forest’s 81-64 win over Notre Dame back on February 4th, 2023, made it back-to-back wins for Notre Dame in this head-to-head matchup.
Notre Dame is 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games against a team with a winning percentage above .600 and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 road games against a team with a home winning percentage above .600 while the under is 4-1-2 in their last 7 games overall.
I’m backing Wake Forest here. Sure, the defensive issues for Wake are always risky to trust, but I just don’t trust Notre Dame against pretty much anyone right now as the Irish look like the shell of the team that made the NCAA tournament last year and it looks like Mike Brey is ending his coaching career without a whimper. Wake is just the better team and I think they just blow past Notre Dame here so give me the Demon Deacons laying the points.