Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. UConn Huskies
The UConn Huskies are 4-point home favorites over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish is the final regular season Big East game.Â The over/under total is set for 135.
Notre Dame is ranked #8 in the country. The Fighting Irish are the only Big East team to go unbeaten at home posting a 17-0 mark.Â The Irish have won 10 of their last 11 games, with an 8-3 against the spread mark, and have a chance to win the Big East.Â Notre Dame is 13-4 in the conference, one game behind league-leading Pittsburgh. The Irish have won 24 of their 29 games. This is their final regular season game. Pittsburgh closes its regular season Saturday at home against Villanova. The Irish already have ensured themselves of a double bye in the Big East Conference Tournament, which begins Tuesday at Madison Square Garden.
The UConn Huskies are 21-8 overall and 9-8 in the Big East and are in a three-way tie for ninth place in the conference with Marquette and Villanova. The top eight teams in the league draw a first-round bye into the conference tournament.Â The Huskies last played on Wednesday night and lost to West Virginia 65-56 as 5-point road underdogs. The combined 121 points dipped der the 131-point total. It was the fifth time in their last six games the Huskies have gone der the total. Star guard Kemba Walker, second in the Big East in scoring; hit his season average of 22 points for the Huskies. But West Virginia helped force Walker to miss 15 of 23 shots from the floor. Alex Oriakhi, the Huskies second-leading scorer at 9.9 points per game, scored four points in 36 minutes. It was Connecticuts third defeat in its last four games.
Notre Dame beat UConn, 73-70, on January 4th failing to cover as four-point home favorites. The combined 143 points went er the 140-point total.Â I am taking the er in this game.Â For some reason, the over/under has gone down to 135 when it was 140 for the first game.Â I believe that the er will blow past that number, as both teams will look to play up-tempo basketball.Â Make sure to log-on to sportsbook.com to place your wager.