The time is here for more of our sparkling CBB picks, as we look at the schedule for basketball for Saturday night. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Louisville Cardinals will have it in a nationally televised game, which can be seen on the college basketball TV schedule on ESPN.
Free College Hoops Picks: Louisville Cardinals @ Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Date: Saturday, February 9th, 9:00 ET
Location: Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center, South Bend, IN
Louisville vs. Notre Dame Live TV: ESPN
If you’re a fan of the Fighting Irish, you absolutely cannot like what you saw earlier this week on the road against the Syracuse Orange. The zone defense absolutely crushed this Notre Dame offense, and now, with very little time to prepare, the same type of defensive look is going to be coming to South Bend. The Cardinals really seem like they have gotten their stride back after losing their way for a few weeks when they were ranked No. 1 in America. They crushed both Rutgers and Marquette after surviving against Providence, and they are ready to take to the road again to beat one of the better teams that this conference has to offer. The Irish just don’t have the scorers right now aside from G Jerian Grant, G Eric Atkins, and F Jack Cooley. Cooley could be neutralized by C Gorgui Dieng, and it’s tough to think that there is going to be enough from the rest of the players in this backcourt for Notre Dame to get the job done. We definitely want the Cardinals on our side on Saturday night.
Louisville vs. Notre Dame Pick: Louisville Cardinals -5.5
Louisville vs. Notre Dame Prediction: Louisville 67 – Notre Dame 59