Since 2013, the Notre Dame men’s basketball team has competed in the storied Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), the toughest in all of Division I NCAA Basketball.
Notre Dame has appeared in 36 NCAA Tournaments, which puts them in the top 10 teams for total NCAA Tournament appearances all time. Although they did get to the Final Four once in 1978, the Fighting Irish also hold the record for most NCAA Tournament appearances without a National Championship or Championship Game appearance.
There was no 2020 NCAA Tournament due to the global COVID-19 pandemic, but the Irish hope to return to March Madness this season. Under NCAA regulations, the 2020-21 schedule includes just 27 games. However, that includes 25 games against Power Conference teams, including 20 ACC games and 10 teams in the AP Preseason Top 25.
As long as you’re 21 or older and inside Indiana state borders, you can bet on all the Irish and college basketball action at Indiana’s online sportsbooks. Below is a complete how to, including the 2020-21 Notre Dame Fighting Irish men’s basketball team schedule, live odds for each game, and what to bet on right here in Indiana.
Check the feed below for the best current Notre Dame basketball game lines at top Indiana online sportsbooks. Click on any odds to go directly to the online sportsbook, claim your new player bonus, and lock your bet in at the current odds.
What are the odds on Notre Dame winning the ACC, making the Final Four, or winning the National Championship? Check the live feed below for the best, and most current Notre Dame basketball odds posted at IN online sportsbooks. Click on any odds to jump straight the sportsbook, open an account, and lock in your bet.
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|11/28||at Michigan State||L, 80-70|
|12/5||Purdue Fort Wayne||(Cancelled)|
|12/6||Detroit Mercy||W, 78-70|
|12/8||Ohio State||L, 90-85|
|12/12||at Kentucky||W, 64-63|
|12/19||at Purdue||L, 88-78|
|12/23||Bellarmine (70-81 W)||W, 81-70|
|1/2||at North Carolina||L, 66-65|
|1/10||at Virginia Tech||L, 77-63|
|1/13||at Virginia||L, 80-68|
|1/16||Boston College||W, 80-70|
|1/24||at Miami||W, 73-59|
|1/27||Virginia Tech||L, 62-51|
|2/2||Wake Forest||W, 79-58|
|2/6||at Georgia Tech||L, 82-80|
|2/9||at Duke||W, 93-89|
|2/27||at Boston College||TBD|
The 2019–20 Fighting Irish finished the regular season with a 20–12 overall record. The team went 10-10 in the ACC and were the No. 7 seed in the ACC Tournament. The Irish beat No. 10 Boston College 80–58 in the second round and were set to face No. 2 Virginia in the quarterfinals before the tournament was canceled.
Having won a first-round game in the NCAA Tournament as a No. 15 seed the year prior, the Irish may very well have been invited to the NCAA Tournament even without an upset ACC Tournament victory. However, the NCAA canceled March Madness as well.
The basketball odds you find at Indiana online sportsbooks are fairly straightforward and easy to understand once you have an idea of what exactly the different numbers mean. A typical set of game lines will look like this:
The first group of numbers is the point spread. The number in brackets beside the spread is the payout odds. Here, Duke has to win by three points or more, while the Irish can win outright or lose by two points or less. Both bets pay $100, plus your bet back, for every $110 that you bet.
The second group of numbers is the moneyline. Bet on Notre Dame at these odds and if they win, you win $122, plus your bet back, for every $100 that you bet. Bet on the Blue Devils at these odds and if they win, you win $100, plus your bet back, for every $144 that you bet.
The third group of numbers is the totals line. The number in brackets beside the line is the odds. Here, you’re betting that the total combined score at the end of the game will be over or under 146.5. Get it right and you’ll win $100, plus your bet back, for every $110 that you bet.
Since there are very few restrictions on live betting or props for college sports in Indiana, you’re free to bet on various Irish player and team props. You can also wager on live betting markets available during NCAA basketball games.
Most props surround specific stat lines. Live betting gives you the chance to bet on basic Notre Dame game lines at odds that change with the action, and it may also include additional quarter and half lines and props.
NCAA basketball live betting odds change at breakneck speed. You might want to use an Indiana mobile sports betting app, where you can get down bets fast enough to keep up.
You should be able to watch a lot of the 2020-21 Fighting Irish Basketball schedule on the ACC Network, ESPN, ESPN2, and online streaming services that carry these networks.
Many games are also televised on WNDU-TV or WHME-TV in South Bend and WAV-TV in Indianapolis. You can also listen to the games on 96.1 WSBT Radio.
Here’s a look at the 2020-21 Notre Dame Basketball roster:
There are only two former Notre Dame players in the NBA: The Milwaukee Bucks’ Pat Connaughton and the Houston Rockets’ Jerian Grant.
The greatest NBA player to come out of Notre Dame is arguably Bill Laimbeer. Laimbeer played 11 years with the Detroit Pistons and helped the team win back to back NBA Championships in 1989 and 1990. He was a four-time NBA All-Star who epitomized the Piston’s Bad Boys reputation.
The 2020-21 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Men’s Basketball coaches include:
South Bend is a football town, but the following list of the five-best South Bend sports bars are all great places to watch and bet on Notre Dame basketball with an Indiana mobile sports betting app:
Notre Dame’s all-time leading scorer is Austin Carr. He scored 2,560 points in three seasons with the Irish from 1968-69 through 1970-71. Carr scored 1,106 points in the 1969–70 season to break the single-season scoring record.
He also scored 61 points against Ohio that season to break the single-game scoring record.
No other Notre Dame player has ever scored over 49 points in a game, but Carr scored 50 or more in nine different games throughout his career. He went on to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, and Washington Bullets in a ten-year NBA career.
Tom Hawkins (1956–59) is the team’s all-time rebounds leader with 1,318.
Chris Thomas (2001–05) is the team’s all-time assists leader with 833. However, current Houston Rockets player Jerian Grant holds the single-season assists record with the 253 he dished out during the 2014–15 season.
Notre Dame basketball tickets can normally be purchased for as little as $10. The average ticket price is $27, but the better the opponent, the more expensive the tickets can be. Although, it doesn’t appear fans will be allowed to attend games during the 2020-21 season.
The Irish have not won a National Championship in the modern NCAA Tournament era. They joined the ACC in 2013 and have yet to win an ACC title either. However, Notre Dame holds two pre-tournament national championships, awarded retroactively by the Helms Foundation, for the 1927 season when they finished 19–1 and the 1936 season when they finished 22–2–1.
Notre Dame was an independent school before joining the Big East Conference in 1997. The basketball team considered joining the Big Ten in 2003, then joined the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2013. The football team maintains its status as an independent.
25 former Irish greats were named to the Notre Dame All-Century Basketball Team in 2005, including:
Notre Dame Victory March is the Notre Dame fight song. It’s arguably the most recognizable fight song in all of college sports thanks to the national coverage the football team has received over the years.