When tip-off of Butler vs. Notre Dame goes at 6:40 (PT), I’m not sure where this line will be.
It opened at -5, but Butler money quickly edged it down to 4.5, where it stayed for about 24 hours before dropping again to the current line of -3.5.
Something occurred to me though as I was breaking this game down….I hope Touchdown Jesus is a basketball fan. At least for today. I hope he’s not the petty-type; not wanting to share attention with the b-ball program.
I actually can’t remember writing up a Fighting Irish basketball play. I know they’ve had some success on the hardcourt over the years, but like most of us, I still think of Notre Dame as a football school.
I’ve been lucky enough to attend a few games at Notre Dame Stadium, seeing TD Jesus up close. In all that time spent on campus, I can’t recall a single person ever mentioning the basketball team…but alas, today, it’s all about that other program.
Hopefully, Touchdown Jesus has my back as I make this play:
I’m in at -3.5, putting a unit on the Fighting Irish.
However, for anyone looking to follow this play, I’d hold off on booking it until later in the afternoon. I still think this number has a good chance of dipping down to 3 at some point today. And if it does turn and start heading the other way, I’m still comfortable playing ND laying the 4.
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The Butler money pushing this line down is largely a reaction to Notre Dame’s unimpressive performance over NE. I’m not concerned…at all.
I’ll happily take the extra line value on the better team, who I’m fully expecting will be much better than they showed last time out. Look for a complete game from the favorite tonight. And if they do come out focused, I just can’t see Butler keeping this close.
I don’t see Butler being able to handle Notre Dame’s offense. Nor do I see the Irish struggling when Butler has the ball. That’s a tough combo for the Bulldogs.
Butler vs. Notre Dame Pick
Notre Dame at -3.5 is a solid value play.
The ND offense should wear them down with an attack that comes from all over the floor.
Notre Dame -3.5