Top 4 Teams get Double Bye in ACC Tourney
The fans at KFC Yum! Center will the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Louisville Cardinals battle on Saturday. The top four seeds in the league each get a double bye. With a win Louisville is assured of at least a double bye. A win assures the Fighting Irish of a double bye. So there is a lot at stake this afternoon.
There are all kinds of scenarios that have some combination of Notre Dame, Louisville, Florida State or Duke being in the No. 2-5 seed in the ACC Tournament. The easiest way to look at this is essentially Louisville and Notre Dame are playing Saturday to not have to play next Wednesday.
Whichever team doesn't get the double bye will have to win four games in four days to win the ACC title. The tournament winner gets the league's automatic NCAA bid.
Oddsmakers opened the Cardinals as -8-point favorites versus the Fighting Irish, while the game's total opened at 146.5.
Louisville was a 88-81 loser in their most recent outing on the road against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. They failed to cover the -4-point spread as favorites. Louisville will have to get sophomore leading scorer Mitchell more involved. He only had seven points during the Cardinals' 88-81 loss at Wake Forest Wednesday night.
In their last action, Notre Dame was a 82-66 winner at home against the Boston College Eagles. They covered the -15.5-point spread as favorites. The Irish have won their last six games. They also have a victory over Louisville earlier this season.
Betting Odds Trends
|Notre Dame Fighting Irish|
|Notre Dame is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games|
|Notre Dame is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games|
|Notre Dame is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road|
|The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Notre Dame's last 7 games on the road|
|Notre Dame is 11-5 ATS in its last 16 games when playing Louisville|
|Notre Dame is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Louisville|
|The total has gone OVER in 11 of Notre Dame's last 14 games when playing Louisville|
|Notre Dame is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Louisville|
|The total has gone OVER in 7 of Notre Dame's last 8 games when playing on the road against Louisville|
|Louisville is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games|
|Louisville is 18-6 SU in its last 24 games|
|The total has gone OVER in 7 of Louisville's last 8 games|
|Louisville is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home|
|Louisville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home|
|The total has gone OVER in 6 of Louisville's last 7 games at home|
|Louisville is 5-11 ATS in its last 16 games when playing Notre Dame|
|Louisville is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing Notre Dame|
|The total has gone OVER in 11 of Louisville's last 14 games when playing Notre Dame|
|Louisville is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against Notre Dame|
|The total has gone OVER in 7 of Louisville's last 8 games when playing at home against Notre Dame|
ACC Tournament -- March 7 - 11, 2017