Western Michigan @ Notre Dame
Current Records: Western Michigan 4-6; Notre Dame 4-5
What to Know
The Western Michigan Broncos will head out on the road to face off against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish at 8 p.m. ET on Monday at Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center. The Broncos should still be feeling good after a win, while Notre Dame will be looking to regain their footing.
WMU didn’t have too much trouble with the Aquinas College Saints at home this past Friday as they won 67-56.
Meanwhile, the Fighting Irish came up short against the Indiana Hoosiers this past Saturday, falling 64-56. Guard Blake Wesley had a pretty forgettable game, playing for 31 minutes with 5-for-16 shooting.
WMU have to know they’ll be fighting an uphill battle given the 21.50 point spread they are up against. Those betting on them against the spread shouldn’t have high expectations for them since the squad is 2-4 ATS when expected to lose.
WMU is now 4-6 while Notre Dame sits at 4-5. A couple stats to keep in the back of your head while watching: The Broncos are 19th worst in college basketball in turnovers per game, with 15.9 on average. The Fighting Irish have experienced some struggles of their own as they are stumbling into the contest with the 29th fewest takeaways in college basketball, having accrued only 11.2 on average. It’s possible one of these Achilles’ heels will wind up tripping the losing team up.
How To Watch
- When: Monday at 8 p.m. ET
- Where: Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center — Notre Dame, Indiana
- TV: ACC Network
- Online streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)
- Follow: CBS Sports App
- Ticket Cost: $9.99
The Fighting Irish are a big 21.5-point favorite against the Broncos, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers had a good feel for the line for this one, as the game opened with the Fighting Irish as a 20.5-point favorite.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.
Injury Report for Notre Dame
- Robby Carmody: Out (Kneecap)
Injury Report for Western Michigan
- B. Artis White: Game-Time Decision (Lower Leg)