NCAA Basketball Picks: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Syracuse Orange
The Syracuse Orange (18-3) own the nation's longest current home winning streak, which is important to consider when making your NCAA basketball picks Monday night as they prepare to take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (18-4) at 7 p.m ET on ESPN.
Sports bettors will find that the Orange are 8.5-point favorites in the college basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total stands at 134.5 in the market.
With 35 consecutive wins at the Carrier Dome, Syracuse has a great chance of getting back into the win column after suffering back-to-back losses on the road, including a 65-55 setback to the Pittsburgh Panthers last time out.
Let's take a closer look at this Big East Conference matchup from a betting perspective while offering a prediction on the total along the way.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have won three games in a row, including a 79-71 overtime victory over DePaul as six-point road favorites last time out.
Sports bettors will find that the Fighting Irish are 12-13 against the spread as an underdog since the start of the 2010-11 season, with the UNDER going 20-3 in that situation.
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The Syracuse Orange have failed to cover the number in five of their last six games, but they've managed to go 6-3 against the spread at home this season.
Sports bettors will also find that the Orange have won all six of their games in straight-up fashion as home favorites of 6.5 to 9 points since the 2010-11 campaign, with each going UNDER the posted total.
I'm going to recommend that readers play the total as one of their sports betting picks Monday night. The under is 8-3 in the Orange' last 14 home games versus a team with a winning road record.
NCAA Basketball Pick: Under 134.5