Monday, November 21, 2016
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish travel to Barclays Center to play the Colorado Buffaloes on Monday, November 21, 2016. The opening line for this game has Notre Dame as 1.5 point favorites. The Fighting Irish come into this game with an overall record of 3-0 and a road record of 0-0. The Buffaloes have an overall record of 3-0 and a home record of 3-0.
V.J. Beachem comes into this contest averaging 19.7 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Fighting Irish. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Bonzie Colson averages 19.3 points per game in 26 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 8 rebounds per game for Notre Dame. His field goal percentage is 63% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Josh Fortune averages 12.3 points per game while playing 24 minutes per contest this year for the Buffaloes. He grabs 5.7 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Derrick White averages 12 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 3.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 59% and his free throw percentage is 62%.
Notre Dame averages 88 points per contest this season which ranks them 26th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 34.3 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 50th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 93rd in the country. They average 40 rebounds per game and 20.3 assists per game which ranks them 82nd and 15th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 6.7 per game. The Fighting Irish allow 53.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the nation. They also allow a 33% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 12th and 107th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 98th and they give up 11.7 assists per contest which puts them in 119th place in the country. They force 17 turnovers per game which ranks them 52nd in Division 1.
Colorado averages 82 points per game this year which ranks them 78th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 22.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 169th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 79th in the nation. They average 50.3 rebounds per game and 15.3 assists per contest which ranks them 7th and 92nd respectively. In the turnover department the Buffaloes rank 172nd with 13.7 per game. The Buffaloes allow 59.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the country. They also allow a 34% shooting percentage and a 24% average from behind the arc ranking them 14th and 26th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.3 rebounds a game which ranks 197th and they give up 8.7 assists per contest which puts them in 23rd place in the nation. The Buffaloes force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 247th in college basketball.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 0-0 against the spread
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 0-0 against the over/under
Colorado Buffaloes Betting Trends
The Colorado Buffaloes are 1-2 against the spread
The Colorado Buffaloes are 1-2 against the over/under
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
No key injuries to report
Colorado Buffaloes Injuries
11/20/16 G Dominique Collier Foot expected to miss Monday vs. Notre Dame
11/09/16 G Namon Wright Foot out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Colorado +1.5
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