Planning on watching today’s Red Foxes and Fighting Irish game? Catch the action at Purcell Pavilion in South Bend, IN, as the Fighting Irish hosts this showdown at 8:00 ET on ACCN. The over/under for this game is set at 125 points, and the Fighting Irish are the home favorites against the Red Foxes in a non-conference matchup.


The Pick: Notre Dame Fighting Irish -6

This game will be played at Purcell Pavilion at 8:00 ET on Friday, December 22nd.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-66 in favor of the Fighting Irish.
  • Not only will Notre Dame pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -6.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 125 points, and we like the over with a projected 143 points.

Can Marist Stun the Crowd at Purcell Pavilion?

The Marist Red Foxes come into their game against Notre Dame with a record of 7-2. So far this season, all of their games have been played on the road. Marist has a winning record against the spread, currently sitting at 6-1. In their last five games, the team has been perfect vs. the spread at 5-0.

Up to this point, games involving Marist have had an average of 129.4 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 134.3 points. Their over/under record is 2-5-0. The Red Foxes’ last five games have culminated with an average of 124 points per game and an over/under record of 0-5.

In their recent matchup, the Marist offense ended with 63 points against Dartmouth. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 44% and made 10 threes. Josh Pascarelli led the scoring for the Red Foxes, contributing 26 points. Additionally, Max Allen chipped in with 12 points.

At this time, the Red Foxes’ defense is positioned 17th in the country, permitting 61.4 points per game. Marist’s three-point defense is currently 55th in the country at 5.6 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 39.6% of their shots vs. Marist.

Can the Fighting Irish Please their Home Crowd?

After 11 games, Notre Dame has a 4-7 record. In games played on the road, the Fighting Irish have gone 1-3 while going 2-2 at home. As Notre Dame prepares to face Marist, their ATS record stands at 4-4. Up to this point, the Fighting Irish have gone 3-1 vs. the spread on the road, while going 1-3 at home.

Notre Dame’s games have, on average, featured 129.1 points per game leading to an over/under record of 1-7-0. Their average over/under line is currently 137.1 points so far. In their most recent three games, the Fighting Irish’s over/under record is 1-2, with their games averaging 128 points per game.

In their recent matchup, the Notre Dame offense ended with 59 points against Marquette. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 36.5% and made 9 threes. For the season, the Notre Dame offense has struggled to get to the free-throw line, ranking just 341st in terms of free-throw attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 39%.

So far this season, the Notre Dame defense has been performing well, ranking 84th in the country at 66.5 points allowed per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Notre Dame’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.7% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 34.5% this season.