The Notre Dame Fighting Irish (22-10) and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (18-13) meet in 2022 NCAA Tournament action on Wednesday in a First Four matchup. The No. 11 seed Fighting Irish lost in the ACC quarterfinals, falling to Virginia Tech last Thursday. The No. 11 seed Scarlet Knights lost to Iowa in the Big Ten quarterfinals. The winner of this contest advances to play No. 6 seed Alabama in the West Region.
Tipoff is at 9:10 p.m. ET from UD Arena. The latest Notre Dame vs. Rutgers odds list the Fighting Irish as a one-point favorite, while the over-under for total points is set at 132. Before making any Rutgers vs. Notre Dame picks, be sure to see the college basketball predictions and betting advice from SportsLine’s proven model.
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Now, the model has set its sights on Notre Dame vs. Rutgers in the NCAA Tournament 2022. You can head to SportsLine to see its picks. Here are several college basketball odds and trends for Rutgers vs. Notre Dame:
- Notre Dame vs. Rutgers spread: Notre Dame -1
- Notre Dame vs. Rutgers over-under: 132 points
- Notre Dame vs. Rutgers money line: Notre Dame -116, Rutgers -106
- RUTG: Scarlet Knights are 4-1 ATS in their last five Wednesday games
- ND: Fighting Irish are 5-1 ATS in their last six games following a straight-up loss
Why Rutgers can cover
Senior guard Ron Harper Jr. is leading the team in scoring (15.6) and also averages 5.9 rebounds and 1.1 steals per game. The New Jersey native is a reliable option on the perimeter for the Scarlet Knights. He is making 39 percent of his attempts from three. Harper Jr. has scored at least 16 points in five of their last 10 games. On March 2 against Indiana, he finished with 19 points, six rebounds and four assists. He also went 5-for-8 from 3-point land.
Junior guard Paul Mulcahy averages nine points, 4.1 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game. Mulcahy has shown his ability to impact the game in many different ways. The New Jersey native has dished out at least six assists in 16 games. He’s also scored in double figures in eight of his last 12 games. In his last outing, Mulcahy had 13 points, six rebounds and nine assists.
Why Notre Dame can cover
Freshman guard Blake Wesley is averaging 14.6 points, 3.6 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. The Indiana native has the athleticism to get to the bucket. He’s also consistently produced on the offensive end for the Fighting Irish. Wesley has scored at least 20 points in three of his last eight games. On Mar. 2 against Florida State, he had 21 points, six rebounds and two steals.
Junior guard Dane Goodwin is another shooting threat for Notre Dame. Goodwin is averaging 13.9 points and 4.8 rebounds per game. The Ohio native ranked fifth in the ACC in 3-point percentage (.448). Goodwin knocked down at least three 3-pointers in 14 games. On Feb. 26 against Georgia Tech, he finished with 17 points and went 3-for-5 from downtown.
How to make Rutgers vs. Notre Dame picks
The model is leaning over on the total, projecting the teams to combine for 140 points. It also says one side of the spread hits well over 50 percent of the time. You can only see the pick at SportsLine.
So who wins Notre Dame vs. Rutgers? And which side of the spread hits well over 50 percent of the time? Visit SportsLine right now to see which side of the spread you need to jump on, all from the computer model that has crushed its college basketball picks.
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