- Fighting Irish Brace for ACC Leaders
- Miami Deals with Change in Schedule
- Notre Dame Defense Powers Winning Effort
- Miami vs Notre Dame Game Injuries
- Miami vs Notre Dame Head-To-Head
- Miami vs Notre Dame Information
- Miami vs Notre Dame Betting Lines
- Miami vs Notre Dame Picks & Prediction
- Miami vs Notre Dame Trends
- Miami vs Notre Dame Edge
- Miami vs Notre Dame Results
- Miami vs Notre Dame Game Summary
Fighting Irish Brace for ACC Leaders
The No. 14 Miami Hurricanes go for a ninth straight win when they visit the Notre Dame Fighting Irish for an ACC contest on Friday. Miami is unbeaten in league play, including a win over Virginia in its last contest, and is a half-game ahead of both Clemson and Pittsburgh at the top of the ACC standings.
Notre Dame snapped a three-game losing streak with a win over Jacksonville on Tuesday but is still looking for its first conference win. This might seem like an easy game to bet online, but you want to get more information by checking out our in-depth preview of the contest.
Miami Deals with Change in Schedule
The Miami Hurricanes were scheduled to take on Vermont in their return from the Christmas break, but weather issues forced the cancellation of the Tuesday contest. Instead, the Hurricanes got extra time to prepare for the resumption of the ACC portion of their schedule.
“We had a terrific scrimmage to try to stay in shape and then Wednesday and Thursday will be preparation days and then the big game,” Miami head coach Jim Larranaga said about the week leading up to Friday’s game. “Right now we’re 3-0 in the ACC, sitting in first place by ourselves and 12-1 overall, sitting at 14th in the country, so a lot of excitement is surrounding the basketball program.”
Guard Isaiah Wong is hoping to pick up where he left off before the holiday, considering he was the ACC Player of the Week in each of the last two weeks. Wong has averaged 26.0 points on 55.7% shooting from the floor over the last four contests, including 24 points against then-No. 6 Virginia in the Hurricanes’ last game.
Sophomore forward Norchad Omier has been strong on the interior, averaging 13.5 points and a team-best 9.8 rebounds. Omier is also a problem on the defensive end for opponents as he averages 1.4 blocks and 1.2 steals.
Notre Dame Defense Powers Winning Effort
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have been struggling to stop opponents from scoring in recent weeks, allowing an average of 76.3 points over a three-game losing streak. But Tuesday brought a much better effort on the defensive end, with the Irish holding Jacksonville to 43 points, the fewest by a Notre Dame opponent since the 2014-15 season.
Senior guard Marcus Hammond played in his sixth game, having missed the early part of the campaign due to a sprained MCL. He had his best game of 2022-23, scoring 15 points, including hitting 3-of-7 from 3-point range, after totalling 23 points over his first five contests.
Forward Nate Laszewski is leading the Fighting Irish in scoring at 14.3 points per game, but he managed just five points in the win over Jacksonville. The senior is also pacing Notre Dame with 7.7 rebounds per contest while shooting 40.4% from 3-point range.
Freshman guard J.J. Starling has made an impact, averaging 13.1 points to rank second on the team. The Fighting Irish have five players scoring in double digits, though that’s partially because of the lack of depth that coach Mike Brey has at his disposal.
Miami vs Notre Dame Game Injuries
Miami vs Notre Dame Head-To-Head
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are on a four-game winning streak against the Miami Hurricanes. Notre Dame won on the road in February in the last meeting between the conference rivals.
The Fighting Irish have an all-time record of 7-6 when playing at home against the Hurricanes. The college basketball lines for Friday’s game are favoring Miami to snap its losing streak against Notre Dame with a victory.
Miami vs Notre Dame Information
- Game: Miami (12-1, 3-0 ACC) vs Notre Dame (8-5, 0-2)
- Location: Purcell Pavilion, South Bend, IN
- Day/Time: Friday, 30, 2 p.m. ET
- Miami vs Notre Dame Live Stream: TBS.com
Miami vs Notre Dame Betting Lines
Miami vs Notre Dame Picks & Prediction
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have been having trouble on the defensive end, and they’re facing one of the hottest teams in the country in the Miami Hurricanes. Look for a big game from Wong as Miami stays unbeaten in conference play with a road victory.
When doing your college basketball betting, take Miami to win and cover on the road.
Miami is listed at -150 in our Vegas lines. This means that if you wager $100 on Miami, you have a chance to win $67. Notre Dame is +130, offering a chance to win $130 on a $100 wager.
The implied probability attached to the betting lines gives Miami a 60.00% chance to win, with Notre Dame at 43.48%.