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Louisville vs. Notre Dame - 3/3/19 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Game
Notre Dame at Louisville
Date & Time Sunday March 3, 2019, 1:30 PM (EST)
Location
KFC Yum! Center
Louisville, Kentucky
The Line
The Line: Louisville -9.5 -- Over/Under: 132.5
TV Channel
CBS
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Louisville Cardinals meet Sunday in college basketball action at the KFC Yum! Center.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish need a win here after losing 10 of their last 12 games. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are averaging 70 points on 39.9 percent shooting and allowing 69.1 points on 42.7 percent shooting. John Mooney is averaging 14 points and 10.8 rebounds while TJ Gibbs is averaging 13.7 points and 3.5 assists. D.J. Harvey is the third double-digit scorer and Rex Pflueger is grabbing 4.7 rebounds. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are shooting 31.7 percent from beyond the arc and 76 percent from the free throw line. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.2 rebounds per game. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have lost seven of their last eight road games.

The Louisville Cardinals also need a win after losing five of their last six games. The Louisville Cardinals are averaging 74.9 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 67.9 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Jordan Nwora is averaging 17.1 points and 7.6 rebounds while Dwayne Sutton is averaging 10.5 points and 1.8 assists. Christen Cunningham is the third double-digit scorer and Steven Enoch is grabbing five rebounds. The Louisville Cardinals are shooting 35.2 percent from beyond the arc and 77.1 percent from the free throw line. The Louisville Cardinals are allowing 31.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.2 rebounds per game. The Louisville Cardinals have split their last six home games.

The Fighting Irish are 10-4 ATS in their last 14 road games, 5-11 ATS in their last 16 vs. Atlantic Coast and 5-11 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The Cardinals are 10-4-1 ATS in their last 15 games following a ATS loss, 0-4 ATS in their last 4 vs. Atlantic Coast and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Fighting Irish are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings and the over is 12-4 in the last 16 meetings. The under is 5-0 in Cardinals last 5 overall. The under is 5-1 in Fighting Irish last 6 overall.

The Louisville Cardinals have fallen apart all of  sudden, which includes losing five of their last six, and they're being outscored by an average of eight points while shooting just 33.4 percent from the field. The good news is there's a good chance Louisville turns things around. We can't say the same for the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, who have lost 10 of their last 12, are shooting under 40 percent from the field on the season and are shooting 38.4 percent from the field on the road. Louisville has at least shown the ability to play at a high level, the Irish are pretty much the same team every game. This line is quite steep given the overall form, but it's the Cardinals or pass for me regardless.

Pick:
Louisville -9.5

Randy Chambers has been with Sports Chat Place since 2014 and covers everything from the NFL to WNBA and tennis. Nobody works harder in this business in terms of content produced and amount of sports covered. Formerly a lead college football writer with Bleacher Report and has had his work featured at Fox Sports, CBS Sports and various other outlets.

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