|Written by Mike|
Bet on NCAABLet's take a look at the Midwest Regional Semifinals matchup in the NCAA tournament Sweet Sixteen between the No. 7 Wisconsin Badgers and the No. 6 Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The game at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, PA, is scheduled to tip off at 7:25 PM ET. Currently, Notre Dame is a slight favorite to win and advance.
The Badgers are 22-12 SU and 18-16 ATS so far this season. Fourteen of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other twenty all going UNDER. They are coming off of a 66-63 win over the Xavier Musketeers, where they won against the spread as 4 ½ point underdogs. The total went UNDER the 137 point line set by sports betting bookmakers in that game.
The Fighting Irish are 23-11 SU and 15-16-1 ATS overall this year. Sixteen of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other sixteen all going UNDER. They are coming off of a 76-75 win over the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks, where they lost against the spread as -1 ½ point favorites. The total went OVER the 139 ½ point line set by college baksetball betting experts in that matchup.
Wisconsin is 11-2 ATS coming off of a SU win, and 5-1 ATS in the NCAA tournament. They are 10-2 ATS against teams with a winning record, and 9-2 ATS coming off of a win spreadwise. They are 16-5 ATS against ACC teams, and 12-4 ATS overall lately. They are 1-4 ATS on Friday night.
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of their last 11 games overall, and UNDER in 7 of their last 8 coming off of a SU win. The total has gone UNDER in 6 of their last 7 after a win against the spread, and UNDER in 5 of their last 6 at a neutral site. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of their last 5 in non-conference games, and UNDER in 6 of their last 8 against the ACC.
Notre Dame is 7-1-1 ATS coming off of a loss spreadwise, and 8-2 ATS against Big Ten opponents. They are 3-1-1 ATS on Friday night, and 2-5 ATS against teams with a winning record. They are 3-9 ATS in the NCAA tournament, and 1-4 ATS coming off of a SU win. They are 1-4 ATS in non-conference play.
The total has gone UNDER in all 4 of their recent games on Friday, and UNDER in 8 of their last 9 coming off of a loss spreadwise. The total has gone UNDER in 15 of their last 21 games in the NCAA tournament, and UNDER in 7 of their last 10 games overall.
These teams have met only once before, a November 2010 matchup, where Notre Dame won 58-51, and won against the spread as 3 point road underdogs. The total went UNDER the 127 point line set by online sportsbooks in that game.
For Friday night's matchup, betting odds list Notre Dame as a -1 point favorite. The over/under is set at 131 ½ points. On the moneyline, the Badgers are listed at -103, with the Fighting Irish a -117.