Louisville at Notre Dame: 2/9/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

Louisville at Notre Dame: 2/9/22 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Robert Franklin/AP

Notre Dame Fighting Irish (16-7) vs Louisville Cardinals (11-12)

Game Info: Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at 7:00 pm (Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center)

Betting Odds: Notre Dame Fighting Irish -8 -- Over/Under: 135 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Louisville Cardinals will visit the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in this college basketball matchup scheduled for Wednesday Night. 

The Louisville Cardinals are coming off of a 23 point loss against Syracuse in their last time out. Reserves Jaelyn Withers scored 13 points and El Ellis and Samuell Williamson 10 apiece for Louisville. Noah Locke was the only Cardinals starter to reach double figures in scoring with 11 in the loss.

The Louisville Cardinals are led in scoring by Malik Williams who averages 10 points and 8.7 rebounds for this team. Noah Locke averages 9.8 points and 2.3 rebounds a night. El Ellis is the third leading scorer for the Cardinals as he averages 8.5 points a game for this team.

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The Cardinals are averaging 69 points per game on 42% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 70 points per game. They are shooting 68.7% from the free throw line.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are coming off of a 12 point win against NC State in their last time out. Paul Atkinson had 15 points and 10 rebounds and Goodwin 12 points and 10 boards. Blake Wesley added 14 points, Prentiss Hubb 13 and Trey Wertz 12 in the win.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are led in scoring by Dane Goodwin who averages 14.5 points and 5 rebounds for this team. Blake Wesley averages 14.1 points and 3.3 rebounds a game for this team. Paul Atkinson is the third leading scorer for the Fighting Irish as he averages 12.3 points a game for this team.

The Fighting Irish are averaging 70 points per game on 45.2% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 65.5 points per game. They are shooting 74.8% from the free throw line. 

The Cardinals are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600 and are 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Fighting Irish are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Wednesday  games and are 8-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a straight up win. The Fighting Irish are also 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. This is more of a play against Louisville than it is a play on the Fighting Irish. I just can’t back the Cardinals as they struggle defensively. 

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Clayton’s Pick Notre Dame -8

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