Notre Dame vs. Louisville,
03/03/2019 13:30 EDT,
Score: 61 - 75
Total: -105/+136½ Under
*4 Star Play Under* The Louisville Cardinals host the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Sunday afternoon. Louisville is on an ugly stretch where they have lost 5 of their last 6. Notre Dame has been disappointing this year as well.
The issue for both teams of late has been their offenses. Notre Dame has scored 61 points or fewer in 7 of their last 10 games. Louisville has scored 59 points or less in four straight games.
Notre Dame is very good at slowing the pace down. They have kept ten straight games to a tempo of 65.7 possessions or fewer. Louisville ranks in the middle of the pack in tempo.
The Fighting Irish have played zone 1/3 of the time so far this year, and I have to think they'll try it in at least part of this game. Louisville has been miserable against zone defenses this season.
Notre Dame isn't what they normally are on offense. In fact, the Fighting Irish rank 320th in the nation in effective field goal percentage offense. They shoot a bunch of 3's, and Louisville is only allowing opponents to shoot 29.8% from 3 in ACC action.
Take the under.