The Notre Dame Fighting Irish basketball team finally got its first ACC win of the season against Georgia Tech. The first loss of the ACC season came against Syracuse — so ND will be looking for a bit of visiting revenge on Saturday.
Dane Goodwin has been playing really well as of late, and Nate Laszewski continues to lead the team in scoring — but the issues inside the paint will continue to haunt this team throughout the season if a big man like Ven-Allen Lubin can’t go and Dom Campbell isn’t ready.
According to DraftKings Sportsbook, the Irish are 6 point underdogs against Syracuse with an OVER/UNDER of 140. When ND lost to Syracuse in South Bend, the Irish were 6.5 point favorites.
Head Coach: Jim Boeheim (47th season)
Season Record: 11-6 (4-2 ACC)
Key Players: G Judah Mintz (15.7 ppg), C Jesse Edwards (13.3 ppg, 10.8 reb pg) G Joseph Girard (17.2 ppg)
Quick Overview: Syracuse is much more dangerous than their record would show. The trio of Mintz, Edwards, and Girard is a difficult combination to defend, and they work well on the court together. When the Orange beat Notre Dame in December, they were on a 3 game losing streak. Since that win, Syracuse has won 7 out of its last 9.
WHEN, WHERE, AND HOW TO WATCH
When: Saturday, January 14, 7:00 PM EST
Where: JMA Wireless Dome, Syracuse, New York
How to Watch: ACC Network
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