Saturday, February 27, 2016
Donald L. Tucker Center
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish travel to Donald L. Tucker Center to play the Florida State Seminoles on Saturday, February 27, 2016. The opening line for this game has Florida State as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
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The Fighting Irish come into this game with an overall record of 19-8 and a road record of 5-4. They are 12-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-12. The Seminoles have an overall record of 16-12 and a home record of 8-4. They have an over/under record of 13-11 and they are 9-14 against the spread.
Demetrius Jackson comes into this contest averaging 16.4 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Fighting Irish. He pulls down 3.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Zach Auguste averages 14.1 points per game in 29.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 10.1 rebounds per game for Notre Dame. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Malik Beasley averages 16 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per contest this year for the Seminoles. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 82%. Dwayne Bacon averages 15.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.8 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Notre Dame averages 77.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 56th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 57th in the country. They average 36.3 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game which ranks them 157th and 140th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 9.1 per game. The Fighting Irish allow 69.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 113th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc ranking them 129th and 324th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.5 rebounds a game which ranks 38th and they give up 13.1 assists per contest which puts them in 169th place in the country. They force 9.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 343rd in the Division 1.
Florida State averages 77.5 points per game this year which ranks them 58th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 3.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 50th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 193rd in the nation. They average 36.7 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per contest which ranks them 133rd and 193rd respectively. In the turnover department the Seminoles rank 224th with 13.2 per game. The Seminoles allow 73.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 218th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 189th and 241st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34 rebounds a game which ranks 91st and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 142nd place in the nation. The Seminoles force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 89th in college basketball.
The Fighting Irish average 74.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 67.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 1.1 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 5 per contest. The Fighting Irish have an offensive rating of 118.6 and they assist on 48.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 65.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 55%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Notre Dame turns the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.3%. The Fighting Irish give up 73.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 62.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Seminoles score 81.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 72.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -10.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 9.5 points per game. The Seminoles have a rating on offense of 107.3 and 46.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Florida State turns it over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.3%. The Seminoles give up 71.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 83 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 12-12 against the spread
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 13-12 against the over/under
Florida State Seminoles Betting Trends
The Florida State Seminoles are 9-14 against the spread
The Florida State Seminoles are 13-11 against the over/under
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
02/26/16 F Austin Burgett Ankle "?" Saturday vs. Florida State
Florida State Seminoles Injuries
11/30/15 C Michael Ojo Knee out indefinitely
01/04/16 F Phil Cofer Ankle out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Notre Dame
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