Georgia Tech at Notre Dame College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/30/2017
Saturday, December 30, 2017
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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets head to Purcell Pavilion to take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday, December 30, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Notre Dame as 14 point favorites.
Georgia Tech comes into this game with an overall record of 6-6. They currently have a point differential of 2.3 as they are averaging 67.2 points per game while giving up 64.8 per contest. Notre Dame has an overall mark of 10-3. They are averaging 82.3 points per contest and giving up 66.2, which is a point differential of 16.2.
Valuable Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Betting Trends
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 3-5 against the spread this season
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 4-4 against the over/under this year
Important Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 4-5 against the spread this season
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 5-4 against the over/under this year
Key Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Injuries
12/29/17 G Jose Alvarado Head injured last game, is "?" Saturday vs Notre Dame
12/29/17 G Justin Moore Personal is OUT Saturday vs Notre Dame
12/29/17 F Sylvester Ogbonda Ankle is "?" Saturday vs Notre Dame
12/29/17 F Abdoulaye Gueye Ankle is "?" Saturday vs Notre Dame
12/29/17 G Curtis Haywood II Shin is OUT Saturday vs Notre Dame
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
11/05/17 F Austin Torres Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Jose Alvarado averages 13.2 points per contest while playing 32.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is 83%. Ben Lammers averages 13 points per contest in 35.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.3 assists per game and 8.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 50% for the season while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Bonzie Colson scores 21.3 points per contest while playing 33.2 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 9.8 rebounds per contest and has 1.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Matt Farrell averages 16.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 2 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgia Tech averages 67.2 points per contest this year, which is 309th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 2.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 243rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 284th in Division 1. They average 34.6 boards per contest and 13.0 assists per game, which ranks them 238th and 239th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 196th with 13.3 per game. The Yellow Jackets allow 64.8 points per contest, which is 39th in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 80th and 312th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.2 rebounds a game which ranks 66th, and they allow 14.2 assists per game which puts them in 242nd place in college basketball. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 153rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Notre Dame is 49th in the country with 82.3 points per contest this season. They are 29th in the nation in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 16.2. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 29th in Division 1. They are 208th in the country in rebounding with 35.5 boards per contest and 152nd in assists per game with 14.4. The Fighting Irish are 350th in turnovers per contest with 9.2. The Fighting Irish give up 66.2 points per game, which ranks them 61st in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 53rd and 125th in those defensive statistics. They rank 231st with 14.0 dimes allowed per game and 158th with 34.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Fighting Irish are 109th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per contest this year.
The Yellow Jackets are 109th in the country in defensive rating with 97, and their offensive rating of 100.5 is ranked 256th. They are 330th in college basketball in pace with 66.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 286th. As a unit they are 254th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 28% of their shot attempts, ranking 332nd in D-1. Georgia Tech is 118th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 48%, which is 97th in the country.
Notre Dame is 349th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 67th in the nation. The Fighting Irish are 13th in the country in offensive rating with 119.6, and their defensive rating of 96.1 is ranked 91st. In terms of pace they are 291st in Division 1 with 68.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 31st. As a team they are 25th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 227th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Georgia Tech/Notre Dame college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Georgia Tech +14
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