Syracuse vs Notre Dame: College Basketball Betting Picks, Predictions and Tips – February 20, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on February 20, 2021 - Last Updated on February 23, 2021

The Syracuse Orange (12-6) are slightly favored (by 2.5 points) to extend a five-game home winning streak when they host the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (8-10) on Saturday, February 20, 2021 at 2:00 PM ET. The over/under is set at 149.5 in the matchup.

The betting insights and predictions in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of February 20, 2021, 2:18 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

Best Betting Odds

Computer Picks

Pick ATS:
Orange (-2.5)

The model projects the Orange to win, just as DraftKings does, but the model favors them by a small margin more (3.2 to 2.5).

Pick OU:
Under (149.5)

In this game, the model projects a total (145.9 points) a little lower than the DraftKings over/under (149.5 points).

Prediction: Syracuse 75, Notre Dame 71

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

Examining the Over/Under

  • The Orange have an average implied point total of 76.6 this season, which is 0.6 points higher than their implied total in Saturday’s game (76).
  • Syracuse has outscored its implied point total for this matchup (76) nine times this season.
  • The Fighting Irish’s average implied point total on the season (73.2 points) is 0.8 points lower than their implied total in this matchup (74 points).
  • Notre Dame has put up more than 74 points eight times on the season.

Implied totals are projected point totals for each team based on totals and spreads set by sportsbooks.

Syracuse and Notre Dame Records ATS

ATS Record ATS Record Against 2.5+ Point Spread Over/Under Record (O-U-P)
Orange 5-10 3-7 8-7
Fighting Irish 10-8 3-1 8-10

Against The Spread (ATS) records are only reflective of games that had odds on them.

Last 5 Games


Notre Dame
Date Opponent Result Score Date Opponent Result Score
2/13/2021 Boston College Win 75-67 2/14/2021 Miami (FL) Win 71-61
2/9/2021 NC State Win 77-68 2/9/2021 Duke Win 93-89
2/6/2021 Clemson Loss 78-61 2/6/2021 Georgia Tech Loss 82-80
1/31/2021 NC State Win 76-73 2/2/2021 Wake Forest Win 79-58
1/25/2021 Virginia Loss 81-58 1/30/2021 Pittsburgh Win 84-58

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