Marquette vs Notre Dame Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Dec. 11 (Fighting Irish Sneak By Golden Eagles at Home)

Larry Rupp
Marquette vs Notre Dame prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Marquette vs Notre Dame prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/Morry Gash
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Marquette vs Notre Dame Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
Marquette Golden Eagles (7-3, 0-1 Away) vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-2, 7-1 Home)
Date: Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022
Time: 4:00 p.m. ET
Venue: Purcell Pavilion — South Bend, IN
Coverage: ESPN2

The 2022-23 college basketball season continues on Sunday with a thrilling matchup between the Marquette Golden Eagles and Notre Dame Fighting Irish. Marquette is coming off a 90-78 win over NC Central on Tuesday. Olivier Maxence-Prosper racked up a game-high 25 points (11-of-14 shooting).

Meanwhile, Notre Dame bounced back from a tough loss by defeating Boston University, 81-75, on Wednesday. The trio of Cormac Ryan, Trey Wertz and JJ Starling combined for 52 points on 16-of-30 shooting. The Fighting Irish also drained 20 of their 24 free throw attempts to strengthen their lead.

Marquette vs Notre Dame Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: MARQ: (-125) | ND: (+104)
Spread: MARQ: -1.5 (-114) | ND: +1.5 (-106)
Total: 145.5 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Marquette enters this contest as slight favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 4 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 145.5 points, which is above average compared to Sunday's projected totals.

Marquette vs Notre Dame Prediction & Pick

Marquette gained national recognition earlier this season when it smashed a highly-ranked Baylor team by 26 points and rightfully so. The Golden Eagles have flown under the radar, but they rank 11th in points per game (82.5). The only problem is that average drops to 69.7 when playing on the road.

Notre Dame has played much better when at home this season, averaging 76.1 points per game on a 49.4% shooting mark. The Fighting Irish also shoot a reliable 39.7% from three-point range at Purcell Pavilion. A few shots from beyond the arc late in the game should be enough to earn a valuable win.

Notre Dame is also 4-2 straight up in its last six games against Marquette. so I'll side with the Fighting Irish.

Final Score Prediction: Marquette: 70 | Notre Dame: 76

Marquette vs Notre Dame Betting Trends

- Marquette is 2-4 straight up in its last six games against Notre Dame.
- The total has hit the over in four of its last five games.
- Notre Dame is 1-7-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last nine games.
- The total has hit the under in five of Notre Dame's last six games.

Marquette vs Notre Dame Best Bet

This is a rivalry that dates all the way back to 1950. Notre Dame has dominated the series, posting a 45-25 all-time record against Marquette. However, these teams have not met head-to-head since 2013. A lot has changed since that point, but Notre Dame still has a clear advantage at head coach.

Shaka Smart leads the way for a Marquette team that is 2-8 against the spread (ATS) in its last 10 games in December. Changing that mark on the road will be tough. Keep in mind Mike Brey is in his 23rd year of coaching for Notre Dame and has led his team to 12 wins in its last 13 home games.

Bet: Notre Dame Fighting Irish ML (+104)

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