NCAA Basketball Betting – Notre Dame Fighting Irish to Stick Dagger in West Virginia Mountaineers
Written by North Shore Sports, Inc.
NCAA Basketball betting continues once again for basketball fans on Wednesday night, and Bookmaker Sportsbook brings you our picks for this clash in the Big East between the West Virginia Mountaineers and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center in South Bend, IN will be the site of Wednesday, February 22nd’s NCAA basketball betting showdown between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (19-8, 10-9-2 ATS) and the West Virginia Mountaineers (17-10, 13-11 ATS). This 7:00 ET tipoff will be televised nationally on ESPN2 and ESPN3.com.
The Mountaineers might have saved their season over the weekend when they went on the road and beat the Pitt Panthers to stop their 1-5 SU and 1-5 ATS skid. That being said, U-Pitt isn’t exactly the cream of the crop, and there are at least three more wins that probably have to be had to make sure that WVU is going to end up dancing. There is only one game in which it is certainly going to be a decided favorite, a home game against the DePaul Blue Demons, and finishing just 8-10 in conference play won’t look nearly as good as 9-9 would with an upset on the NCAA basketball betting spreads in South Bend.
Head Coach Bob Huggins is doing everything that he can to win games, and that even means basically never taking his starters off of the court. Kevin Jones, one of the top statistical players in the nation averaging over 20 points and 10 boards per game, played all 40 minutes in Saturday’s win over the Panthers. Three of the other four starters played at least 36 minutes.
Meanwhile, the Irish are just rolling right now. They’ve rattled off eight straight wins and check in 7-1 ATS on the NCAA basketball betting lines throughout that stretch. They went from a team that had no business even being considered for the NCAA Tournament to one that is probably going to have nothing to sweat come Selection Sunday as long as they don’t fall apart down the stretch.
The defense has been quite strong for Notre Dame ever since beating the Syracuse Orange. This is a unit that is allowing just 57.1 points per game on this winning streak, and that includes keeping Syracuse, Seton Hall, UConn, Marquette, and this WVU team all in the 40s and 50s. If that happens again on Wednesday, Notre Dame will surely beat the NCAA basketball betting odds in South Bend.
NCAA Basketball Betting Prediction – This just isn’t a pretty scene for West Virginia. Save for Jones, there really isn’t a lot here for it. The ‘Neers scored just 16 points at home in the first half in the first go around, and there is no reason to think that the Irish, who only got seven points from their leading scorer, Eric Atkins in the upset in Morgantown, can’t easily dismiss the Mountaineers once again.
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