CappersInfo is back with its Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Louisville Cardinals picks and predictions, as we look to give you all of the college basketball advice and tips that you need to beat your online sportsbook for this crucial Saturday night tilt.
College Basketball Picks: Notre Dame Fighting Irish @ Louisville Cardinals
Date: Saturday, March 9th, 4:00 ET
Location: KFC Yum! Arena, Louisville, KY
Notre Dame vs. Louisville Live TV: CBS
The Fighting Irish really don’t have a whole heck of a lot to play for at this point. They know that they are going to the NCAA Tournament, and they probably know that they aren’t winning the Big East Tournament, so there really isn’t much motivation in this one. Louisville, on the other hand, has a whole heck of a lot to play for. We’ll start with the obvious revenge factor. The Cards are the team that will be looking for some blood after losing in five overtimes to reserves in South Bend a month ago. Louisville is also seeking at least a share of the regular season Big East title, something that will be acquired with a win. The outright title could be had still as well. On top of that, it’s tough to look past how well the Cards have been playing. They have nine wins out of 10 games, with the lone loss coming to Notre Dame, and they are 6-3 ATS in those games if you take out the coin flip that was lost against the Fighting Irish. Here’s the problem: This is a whole heck of a lot of points to be laying in a game like this. Notre Dame will at least stick around and keep this one remotely close, though we don’t think there’s a way that it is going to win this game.
Notre Dame vs. Louisville Pick: Notre Dame Fighting Irish +12.5
Notre Dame vs. Louisville Prediction: Louisville 68 – Notre Dame 59