In a battle between Big East teams, the 20th ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish (20-10, 12-5 Big East) will host the Providence Friars (15-5, 4-13 Big East).
Despite a woeful conference record, things have been looking up recently for PC. The Friars, who have won their past two games including a 72-70 victory over a very talented Connecticut team, are led by junior Vincent Council. The 6’2″ junior leads Providence in scoring (16.1 ppg) as well as assists (7.4 apg) while hauling in four rebounds per game.
On the other side, many analysts wrote off the Fighting Irish after their top returning scorer and rebounder Tim Abromaitis endured a season-ending injury early in the season. Instead Notre Dame climbed to a number 20 ranking, fourth place in the Big East standings and — in all likelihood — a spot in the big dance.
Notre Dame opened as an 11-point favorite at the market-setting CRIS sportsbook and, according to Sports Insights’ College Basketball Betting Trends, is currently receiving 67% of spread wagers and 84% of moneyline bets. Despite this lop-sided betting percentage the line has dropped to -10.5. This reverse line movement is a strong indicator that sharp money lines the road dogs.
So far none of our betting systems have been triggered on the spread in this game; however All-Pro members are able to view all of our College Basketball Betting System Plays by logging-in to their SportsInsights.com account.
The following table shows the breakdown of spread betting percentages from our six contributing sportsbooks: