Syracuse vs Notre Dame Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Dec. 3 (Fighting Irish Stave Off Inaccurate Orange Offense)

Devon Platana
Syracuse vs Notre Dame prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Syracuse vs Notre Dame prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photo/Michael Caterina

Syracuse vs Notre Dame Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
Syracuse Orange (3-4, 0-0 ACC) vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (6-1, 0-0 ACC)
Date: Saturday, Dec. 3, 2022
Time: 12 p.m. ET
Venue: Purcell Pavilion — South Bend, IN
Coverage: ESPN2

The 2022-23 NCAA college basketball season continues on Saturday, Dec. 3, including an ACC showdown between the Syracuse Orange and Notre Dame Fighting Irish.

Syracuse looked strong to start the campaign, but enter this game following their third consecutive loss — a 73-44 defeat at the hands of Illinois on Tuesday. Meanwhile, Notre Dame has momentum on its side, bouncing back from its first loss of the season with a 70-52 victory over ranked Michigan State on Wednesday.

Can Syracuse break out of its funk on the road this afternoon? Or will Notre Dame assert its dominance with another strong showing?

Syracuse vs Notre Dame Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: SYR: (+235) | ND: (-295)
Spread: SYR: +6.5 (-105) | ND: -6.5 (-105)
Total: 136.5 - Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Notre Dame enters this contest as the clear favorite on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 12 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 136.5 points, which is average compared to Saturday's projected totals.

Syracuse vs Notre Dame Prediction & Pick

Although Syracuse has won 29 of its previous 45 games against Notre Dame, things have been more even lately. The Fighting Irish have won four of the last seven meetings, including a 79-69 victory over the Orange at Purcell Pavilion back in February.

I wouldn't be surprised if Notre Dame won yet again today. Syracuse has looked underwhelming during its skid, averaging 14.7 turnovers over the last three games, including 17 against Illinois. Assuming that trend continues, the Fighting Irish will make the opposition pay as they average 77.8 PPG while shooting 51.6% from the floor and 39.6% from field-goal range at home.

With Syracuse recording a 35.9% field-goal percentage over its last three games, it's clear that the Orange won't be able to keep up with Notre Dame's attack. Back the Fighting Irish coming out on top this afternoon.

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

Syracuse vs Notre Dame Betting Trends

- Syracuse is 2-9 straight up in its last 11 road games.
- Notre Dame is 1-5-1 against the spread (ATS) in its last seven games.
- The total has hit the over in four of Syracuse's last five road games against Notre Dame.
- The total has hit the over in seven of Notre Dame's last eight games against the ACC.

Syracuse vs Notre Dame Best Bet

With neither defense being overly special, I can see the over being hit tonight. After all, the total has gone over in four of the last five Syracuse-Notre Dame games, averaging a total of 153 points in that span. Considering how four of those games also surpassed 136.5 points, I'm more than comfortable taking the over again.

Bet: Over 136.5 (-110)

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