Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Syracuse NCAAB Betting Prediction

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Syracuse Prediction 2/24/2024

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish (10-16) travel to face off against the Syracuse Orange (17-10) on Saturday, February 24th. This game will be played at JMA Wireless Dome in Syracuse and televised on ESPN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 12:00 ET.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Syracuse Orange

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish Are Coming Off A Win

Notre Dame enters this game as a 7.5-point underdog, and they have gone 4-13 as an underdog this season. The Fighting Irish have won three straight games, and they are 10-16 overall.

On the road, Notre Dame has gone just 2-7 this season, and they have an average scoring margin of -7.1 points per game. Over their last 10 road games, the Fighting Irish have gone 3-7.

Notre Dame’s ATS record this season is just 12-13, but they have been better vs. the spread as the underdog, going 10-7. On the road, the Fighting Irish are 6-3 vs. the spread this year and 6-4 in their last 10 games as the underdog. Their ATS mark as the underdog over their last three games is 2-1 and 5-5 in their last 10.

On the season, the over/under record for Notre Dame games is 7-18, and today’s line of 132.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (132.9). This year, 18 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 125 points, which is lower than today’s over/under line.

The Syracuse Orange Are Coming Off A Win

At home this season, Syracuse has gone 13-3, compared to 4-7 on the road. They are favored by 7.5 points today, and on the year, they have been favored in 15 games, going 13-2.

Over their last 10 games at home, the Orange have gone 8-2, and they are coming off a win against North Carolina State, 87-83. For the season, Syracuse is 17-10, including an 8-8 record in ACC play.

As the favorite, Syracuse has an ATS record of 7-8 this season. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Orange are 5-5 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record in Syracuse games is 14-13. Today’s over/under line of 132.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this season (151.2). So far, 26 of their games have had higher over/under lines than today’s line of 132.5. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average of 152 points per game compared to their season average of 150.5 points per game.

Notre Dame Offense Breakdown

Notre Dame is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 72 points vs. Louisville. This figure is more than their season average of 62.3 points per game. Braeden Shrewsberry led the scoring for the Fighting Irish, contributing 23 points. Additionally, Markus Burton chipped in with 16 points.

Markus Burton (G) 16.2 3.2 4.2
Braeden Shrewsberry (G) 9.7 2.5 0.8
J.R Konieczny (G) 8.8 5.2 0.6

Syracuse Offense Breakdown

Syracuse is coming off a good offensive performance, putting up 87 points vs. North Carolina State. This figure is more than their season average of 75.9 points per game. One area that the Syracuse offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 136th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 45%.

Judah Mintz (G) 18.1 3.2 4.4
J.J. Starling (G) 13.7 3.3 1.8
Chris Bell (F) 11.8 2.2 0.7

Notre Dame Team Defense

So far, the Fighting Irish’s defense is ranked 22nd in the country at 64.7 points per contest. The Notre Dame defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 50 points and allowed Louisville to connect on 4 threes.

Syracuse Team Defense

The Orange’s defense is presently ranked 247th nationally, allowing an average of 74.6 points per contest. Syracuse’s three-point defense is currently 170th in the country at 7.6 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 45.2% of their shots vs. Syracuse.

Fighting Irish vs Orange Trends

  • Notre Dame has a 1-4 record in their last five road games. In this stretch, they averaged 59 points per game while allowing 63. The team also performed well vs the spread at 3-2.
  • Across the Orange last three home games, the team averaged 72 points per game while allowing 82. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 1-2, while going 1-2 straight-up.
  • The last ten games that Notre Dame was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 5-5 while going 2-8 straight up.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Orange have gone 5-5 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 8-2.

Fighting Irish vs Orange Prediction

For a point-spread bet in this Orange vs. Orange matchup, we’re leaning towards the Orange at -7.5. Although our projections show the Orange winning 74-69, we suggest placing your bet on the Fighting Irish for the point-spread.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 132.5 and given that our model is projecting 143 points between the teams, we like the over.

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