Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Edmund P. Joyce Center
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The Miami Hurricanes travel to Edmund P. Joyce Center to play the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Wednesday, March 2, 2016. The opening line for this game has Notre Dame as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
The Hurricanes come into this game with an overall record of 23-5 and a road record of 5-4. They are 17-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-14. The Fighting Irish have an overall record of 19-9 and a home record of 13-1. They have an over/under record of 13-13 and they are 12-13 against the spread.
Sheldon McClellan comes into this contest averaging 15.6 points per game while playing 32 minutes per night so far this season for the Hurricanes. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Angel Rodriguez averages 11.5 points per game in 29.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.4 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Demetrius Jackson averages 16.3 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest this year for the Fighting Irish. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 4.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Zach Auguste averages 14 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.4 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Miami averages 76.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 91st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 29th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 66th in the country. They average 35.4 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per game which ranks them 196th and 186th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 23rd with 10.6 per game. The Hurricanes allow 66.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 42nd in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 107th and 109th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.4 rebounds a game which ranks 67th and they give up 11.4 assists per contest which puts them in 53rd place in the country. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 247th in the Division 1.
Notre Dame averages 76.9 points per game this year which ranks them 75th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 6.9 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 24th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 53rd in the nation. They average 36.2 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per contest which ranks them 155th and 154th respectively. In the turnover department the Fighting Irish rank 3rd with 9.2 per game. The Fighting Irish allow 70 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 127th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 132nd and 330th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 45th and they give up 13.2 assists per contest which puts them in 175th place in the nation. The Fighting Irish force 9.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 343rd in college basketball.
The Hurricanes average 77 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 69.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 6.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -4.7 per contest. The Hurricanes have an offensive rating of 114.3 and they assist on 49.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Miami turns the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.5%. The Hurricanes give up 70.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 74 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Fighting Irish score 80.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 62.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -3.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14.4 points per game. The Fighting Irish have a rating on offense of 117.7 and 48.8% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 65.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Notre Dame turns it over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 8.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33.5%. The Fighting Irish give up 66.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 66 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 17-9 against the spread
The Miami Hurricanes are 13-14 against the over/under
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 12-13 against the spread
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 13-13 against the over/under
Miami Hurricanes Injuries
02/27/16 G Ja'Quan Newton Suspension expected to miss next 2 games
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Miami
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