Alabama vs. Notre Dame Odds, Spread, Pick & Predictions for 2022 NCAA Tournament

Mar 18, 2022 - 10:36 AM

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Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Game Info

Alabama Crimson Tide  (19-13, 9-9 SEC) vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (23-10, 15-5 ACC)

  • Date: Friday, Mar. 18, 2022
  • Start Time: 4:15 p.m. ET
  • Location: Viejas Arena — San Diego, CA
  • Coverage: TNT
  • Last Meeting: Nov. 29, 2015 — Alabama defeated Notre Dame 74-73 in Orlando.

Alabama Crimson Tide vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Odds

Odds courtesy of Draftkings

  • Moneyline: ND: (+155) | ALA: (-180)
  • Point Spread: ND: +4 (-110) | ALA: -4 (-110)
  • Total: 152 — Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Betting Trends

  • Alabama 2021-22 Betting Trends: 11-20 ATS; 21-9-1 to the Over
  • Notre Dame 2021-22 Betting Trends: 17-14 ATS; 16-14 to the Over
  • No. 11 seeds have the better record against the spread in those March Madness games, going 43-36-1 ATS (54.4% cover rate, average spread +3.4).
  • No. 6 Alabama has played in eight of the past 20 NCAA tournaments, going 8-8 straight up and 6-9-1 against the spread in 16 total games.
  • No. 11 Notre Dame has played in 12 of the last 20 NCAA tournaments, going 13-12 straight up and 9-16 against the spread in 25 total games.


We are in store for a barnburner as the Alabama Crimson Tide are set to face the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The Fighting Irish earned the right to be in this game after winning an epic play in matchup against Rutgers. As for the Crimson Tide, they represent one of the biggest question marks in the field of 64 as they have to potential to make some noise or make a quick trip back home.

Alabama Crimson Tide Betting Preview

This Alabama team is impressive in multiple aspects. They played the most brutal schedule in the nation this year and came away with a who’s who of victories. They beat Gonzaga, Houston, and Baylor in nonconference play. However, they also lost to teams like Iona, Missouri, and Georgia. Their resume looks like this because they are one of the highest variance teams in the country. The Crimson Tide shoot the 12th most three-pointers per game but are 305th in three-point percentage. Games are decided by whether or not threes are going down for Bama.

They have plenty of talent to get it done as Jordan Shackelford, Jahvon Quinerly, and Keon Ellis all average double-digit points per game but where they are elite is from inside the arc. The Tide are eighth in the country in two-point percentage. However, they could potentially have a lot of success from that area as the Irish are 197th in two-point percentage allowed.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Preview

This is a Mike Brey team, and if there is one thing Brey’s teams always bring, it’s offense. Notre Dame’s offense was on full display in the First Four as it took 89 points to vanquish the Scarlet Knights; however, they allowed 87 points on 49 percent shooting. However, the numbers give the Irish the offensive advantage for this matchup. They are 28th in effective field goal percentage and 21st in three-point percentage.

The key for the Irish in this matchup will be defending the three-pointer, and they should be able to do so. Notre Dame is 86th in three-point percentage allowed and give up far fewer points to threes than the national average.

Alabama vs Notre Dame Betting Pick and Prediction

This matchup has the potential to be the game of the first round as these offenses will be going shot for shot with one another. The last thing to consider in this matchup is the tempo. While they do play at contrasting speeds, Alabama’s 10th fastest, and they tend to create firefights with every opponent. The Irish should be willing to run with them, especially after they sink a few threes. I’m betting on fireworks and taking the over in this one.

Pick: Over 152 (-110 at DraftKings)

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