Notre Dame at UConn -3 O/U 137
Notre Dame (24-5) the better team and capable, but we’ll follow our proven, profitable parameters and support UConn (21-8) in its last home game (LHG) playing with single season revenge against a top team. Fighting Irish are off their own LHG blowout of Villanova 93-72 as they fired the three-ball and hit 20-of-32 long-range jumpers. Notre Dame beat UConn 73-70 on their strong home court at the Joyce Center in early January. Now it’s the Huskies turn, on a court where they stand 41-9 SU last 3+ seasons and 13-3 this year. Shooting and rebounding was even the last match-up between these two teams, and no doubt UConn has battled some off court issues with the NCAA sanctions and coach Calhoun’s apology and death in the family. The Huskies don’t shoot the ball too well either, outside of one of the league’s top players and scorers, Kemba Walker. Notre Dame loves to shoot the three and they do it well, but defending the perimeter is a weakness. They do however have a solid inside/outside game with senior forwards Tim Abromaitis and Tyron Nash and top scorer and assist man in senior guard Ben Hansbrough. But while the breaks go the Irish’s way at home, they’re not likely to be so fortunate in Storrs.