Miami vs Notre Dame College Hoops Odds Guide

Posted by Aaron . on March 1, 2016 in

The #7 Miami Hurricanes travel to Notre Dame to take on the Fighting Irish in ACC basketball action this Wednesday night. The Hurricanes (23-5) are in second place in the ACC and just knocked off #11 Louisville at home on Saturday. The Fighting Irish (19-9) are in fifth place in the ACC are a 77-56 loss at Florida State on Saturday. Get the latest NCAAB online betting lines for this game.

Miami vs Notre Dame College Hoops Odds Guide

When: Wednesday, March 2, 2016, 7:00 PM ET
Where: Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center, Notre Dame, IN
TV: ESP2
Radio: Mountaineer Sports Network
Live Stream: Watch ESPN
NCAAB Odds: TBA

 

 

Why should you bet on the Fighting Irish?

Notre Dame normally shoots well from the field, ranked #21 in the nation at 48.3 percent. Against Florida State, they were ice-cold in comparison, shooting only 35.7 percent from the floor and going 8 for 27 in the second half. The Seminole defense was stout, but Notre Dame missed a lot of open looks as well. Given that Notre Dame’s offense has normally been much more potent, I don’t expect their shooters to have two poor games in a row.

Why should you put your money on Miami?

As point guard Angel Rodriguez goes, so go the Hurricanes. On Saturday, Miami was still behind Louisville with about 10 minutes to go in the second half, so his coach Jim Larranaga called timeout and told Rodriguez that he needed to up his effort so that his team would follow. Rodriguez started playing shutdown defense, and then he ran the team’s offense to perfection. The Hurricanes went on a 12-0 run and then won their 2016 home finale. Louisville didn’t score for almost 5 minutes, missing nine shots in a row. This is a team that can pour in the points on offense and get big stops on defense, so if they maintain their focus, they should be able to take care of Notre Dame on the road.

Expert Pick and Final Score Prediction

Miami has responded to their rout at the hand of North Carolina by beating Virginia and Louisville, two of the other ACC contenders. I like them to head to Notre Dame and take care of business, 72-66.