Statesboro NCAA Regional Odds & Picks: How to Bet Notre Dame in College Baseball
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Statesboro Regional Odds
Although Georgia Southern finished 11th in RPI thanks to a non-conference strength of schedule rank of third, oddsmakers opened the Eagles at the third-shortest odds to win the Statesboro Regional.
Notre Dame has a Power-Five chip on its shoulder after it was shunned from hosting a regional that was given to Auburn.
Texas Tech, dumped by lowly Kansas State in the Big 12 Tournament, continues to have the pop year-in-and-year-out.
This is a fascinating bracket, as Georgia Southern may elect to throw Jaylen Paden and save staff ace Ty Fisher for Game 2.
Notre Dame opens -130 with expectations that John Michael Bertrand faces Andrew Morris from the Red Raiders. That number is lined properly, as Bertrand dominated in his last start against Florida State with support from a staff ERA and WHIP that’s best in Statesboro.
A projected winner’s bracket of Georgia Southern (with Fisher throwing) against the Irish and Austin Temple could allow the Eagles to be slight favorites.
The issue with backing the regional host at +235 is the usage of Fisher. In competition against postseason teams, Fisher got roughed up, allowing 16 earned runs against Texas State, Coastal Carolina and Tennessee.
Considering Notre Dame’s advantages in pitching staff, defense and slugging percentage, look to back the Irish for the Statesboro Regional.
Pick: Notre Dame to Win Statesboro Regional (+145)
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