Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Virginia Cavaliers College Basketball Odds & Picks


Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
20-12 (1-1 N)
7:00 pm ET, Thursday, March 12, 2020
Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina
Virginia Cavaliers
Virginia Cavaliers
23-7 (2-0 N)
TV: ESPN
Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Virginia Cavaliers College Basketball Odds & Picks

Notre Dame  vs Virginia Today's Odds

Time Gm# Team Opener Bovada BOnline Public MyBookie
03/12
4:00p
721
722
Notre Dame
Virginia
116
116½
3
116½u-115
3-114
o62%
69%
116½
3

Notre Dame  vs Virginia Match Preview

Virginia looked like it may miss a chance to defend its national championship midway through the season, but the Cavaliers battled back to be the second seed in the ACC Tournament and take on No. 7 seed Notre Dame in the quarterfinals Thursday in Greensboro (N.C). No. 18 Virginia has won eight straight contests and 11 of 12 since a 4-4 start in league play as it begins a new postseason journey.

“You just want to play at this time of year as well as you can,” Virginia coach Tony Bennett told reporters. “So much is about matchups, who’s hot, who’s playing well. So I think it’s the same way of preparing. Prepare as well as you can. It’s kind of similar to the NCAA Tournament with the short turnarounds, but the mindset doesn’t change.” The Cavaliers lead the nation in scoring defense (52.4) and are second in field-goal percentage defense (36.9) as they take on the Fighting Irish in front of a virtually empty Greensboro Coliseum with the ACC deciding Wednesday to take precautions due to the coronavirus. Notre Dame won its 20th game and became the eighth Division I team to reach 1,900 victories all time after beating Boston College 80-58 in the second round Wednesday with five players scoring in double figures. The Irish dropped a 50-49 overtime decision at Virginia on Feb. 11 and coach Mike Brey told ESPN after Wednesday’s victory his team will have to shoot it well and “value possessions” to have a chance to upset the Cavaliers and advance to the semifinals.

Virginia (#17) vs Notre Dame 

ABOUT NOTRE DAME (20-12): Senior guard T.J. Gibbs led a balanced offense with 16 points and junior point guard Prentiss Hubb added 14 to go along with nine assists and four of the 10 made 3-pointers by the Irish in the win over BC. Senior forward John Mooney, who leads the nation with 25 double-doubles and is second in rebounding (12.7), was saddled with foul trouble Wednesday and fell short of double figures in scoring for the second straight game, dropping his team-best mark to 16.2. Senior center Juwan Durham, the team leader in blocks (2.06), started on the bench for the first time this season Wednesday and responded with 12 points.

ABOUT VIRGINIA (23-7): Sophomore point guard Kihei Clark capped a strong finish to the regular season with 18 points, five rebounds, five assists and two steals in Saturday’s 57-54 win over Louisville and Bennett told reporters: “I believe he’s like the Energizer bunny. It doesn’t mean he doesn’t get fatigued, but he just goes and goes.” Clark is second on the team at 10.8 points per game behind senior forward Mamadi Diakite (13.7), who has scored in double figures 12 straight contests. Junior big man Jay Huff has also raised his level of play, averaging 14.3 points (5.8 over his season mark), 7.7 rebounds and four blocks over the past three games.

 

7:00 PM ET W/L ATS H A N CONF AF AA O/U
Notre Dame 20-12 16-14-2 15-4 4-7 1-1 11-10 74.2 68.7 15-17-0
Virginia 23-7 12-17-1 14-3 7-4 2-0 15-5 57.0 52.4 13-17-0

 

Virginia (#17) vs Notre Dame  Betting Fantasy Props Full List

Game Lines

Match
Spread Moneyline Total
Notre Dame  +3.0 (-110) +140 O 116.0 (-110)
Virginia (#17) -3.0 (-110) -160 U 116.0 (-110)
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First Half
Spread Moneyline Total
Notre Dame  +1.5 (-110) +115 O 53.5 (-110)
Virginia (#17) -1.5 (-110) -150 U 53.5 (-110)
DRAW - - -
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