4* Big East SMASH
Providence vs. Notre Dame,
03/02/2012 19:00 EDT,
Score: 69 - 75
Point Spread: -10½/-110 Notre Dame
4* Big East SMASH on Notre Dame -10.5
Motivated by back-to-back losses on the road, expect Notre Dame to bounce back strong at home on senior night.
The Irish are 15-1 at home on the season with an average winning margin of 16.1 points in those games. They have won 5 straight at home in Big East play against the likes of Syracuse, Marquette, DePaul, Rutgers and West Virginia by an average of 15.8 points.
Providence has lost 7 of its last 8 on the road against Big East foes with that lone win coming against last place DePaul. These 7 losses have come by an average of 12.6 points.
Also, the Irish have won 8 in a row against Providence with 2 of the last 3 wins coming by 15 points or more.
Notre Dame needs a victory to assure itself a double-bye in the conference tournament, and it won't hold anything back.