Saturday, January 2, 2016
John Paul Jones Arena
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish travel to John Paul Jones Arena to play the Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday, January 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has Virginia as 10.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 141.
The Fighting Irish come into this game with an overall record of 9-3 and a road record of 1-0. They are 4-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-4. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 11-1 and a home record of 6-0. They have an over/under record of 5-5 and they are 5-5 against the spread.
Demetrius Jackson comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Fighting Irish. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 70%. Zach Auguste averages 14.3 points per game in 29 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 10.4 rebounds per game for Notre Dame. His field goal percentage is 56% for the year while his free throw percentage is 62%.
Malcolm Brogdon averages 16.2 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 83%. Anthony Gill averages 14.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.3 rebounds per contest and 0.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Notre Dame averages 79.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 65th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11.4 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 17th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 42nd in the country. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 15.7 assists per game which ranks them 114th and 57th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 11th with 10 per game. The Fighting Irish allow 67.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 90th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 133rd and 308th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.7 rebounds a game which ranks 29th and they give up 13.2 assists per contest which puts them in 164th place in the country. They force 10.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 334th in the Division 1.
Virginia averages 75.6 points per game this year which ranks them 106th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 16.5 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 14th in the nation. They average 34.1 rebounds per game and 15 assists per contest which ranks them 264th and 79th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 2nd with 8.6 per game. The Cavaliers allow 59.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 100th and 136th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 27.9 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 9.7 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the nation. The Cavaliers force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 136th in college basketball.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 4-6 against the spread
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 6-4 against the over/under
Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 5-5 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 5-5 against the over/under
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
No key injuries to report
Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Notre Dame
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