Louisville Cardinals (12-3) at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (10-5)
NCAA Basketball: Saturday January 11, 2020 at 2:00 pm ET (Joyce Center)
MoneyLine: Louisville (-176), Notre Dame (+145)
Spread: Louisville -3.5 (-110), Notre Dame +3.5 (-110)
Total: Over 136.5 (+105), Under 136.5 (-125)
FREE NCAA BB Pick Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Louisville Cardinals
The Cardinals are ranked 13th so far and are fifth in the ACC. Louisville has an overall record of 12-3, and in the ACC have a record of 3-1. The Cardinals have a chance to get another ACC win as they face the Fighting Irish.
In their last game, the Cardinals beat the Miami Hurricanes 74-58. This marked another ACC win and their first win after a two-game losing streak. The Cardinals lost to the Kentucky Wildcats and the Florida State Seminoles in previous weeks but got an easy win last week.
Jordan Nwora led the Cardinals a double-double (19 points and 12 rebounds) in their win over Miami. Steven Enoch also had a double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. On top of Nwora and Enoch having double-doubles, Darius Perry and Malik Williams finished the game with 10 points each. Now, the Cardinals are on the road in a game against the Fighting Irish.
The Fighting Irish are off to a somewhat better start than last season, as they finished the 2018-19 season with a record of 14-19. They were also 3-15 against other ACC teams and found themselves dead last in the conference. This year, the Fighting Irish are 10-5 (1-3 against ACC teams) and are second to last in the ACC. The only team worse is the Hurricanes.
After a road loss against the NC State Wolfpack, the Fighting Irish are back home and are looking to get a win over the Cardinals.
In their loss to NC State, Prentiss Hubb led the team with 24 points. Hubb also shot 64 percent from the field and 57 percent from 3-point range as he shot 4-of-7. In what was his highest-scoring game of the season, Hubb nearly helped his team get the win. But, the Wolfpack won 73-68.
Hubb was one of three players to score in double figures as Temple Gibbs scored 14, and John Mooney had a double-double with 14 points and 14 rebounds.
Cardinals Betting Trends
Louisville is 6-3 ATS in their last 9 games.
The Cardinals are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games against Notre Dame.
Louisville is 1-5 SU in their last 6 games on the road.
Fighting Irish Betting Trends
Notre Dame is 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games.
Notre Dame is 10-4 SU in their last 14 games.
The Fighting Irish are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 games when playing at home against Louisville.
FREE NCAA BB Pick Louisville Cardinals vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish
The Fighting Irish are at home and have a chance to get a significant win over an ACC rival. But it may not be easy. The Cardinals are a stronger team with a strong defense. After getting back on track with a win over the Hurricanes, the Cardinals should get the win over Notre Dame.