Indiana at Notre Dame College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/16/2017
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Bankers Life Fieldhouse
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The Indiana Hoosiers head to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday, December 16, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Notre Dame as 8.5 point favorites.
Indiana heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-5. They currently have a point differential of 0.6 as they are averaging 74.2 points per contest while giving up 73.6 per game. Notre Dame has an overall mark of 8-2. They are averaging 81.0 points per contest and giving up 64.3, which is a point differential of 16.7.
Valuable Indiana Hoosiers Betting Trends
The Indiana Hoosiers are 3-6 against the spread this season
The Indiana Hoosiers are 6-4 against the over/under this year
Important Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 4-3 against the spread this season
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 3-4 against the over/under this year
Key Indiana Hoosiers Injuries
12/04/17 G Curtis Jones Personal has left team
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
11/05/17 F Austin Torres Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Juwan Morgan averages 14.1 points per contest while playing 26.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.8 assists per game. His FG percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is 75%. De'Ron Davis averages 11.5 points per contest in 20.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.2 assists per game and 4.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 66% for the season while his free throw percentage is 48%.
Bonzie Colson scores 19.5 points per contest while playing 32.3 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 9.6 rebounds per contest and has 1.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Matt Farrell averages 16.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per game. He also brings in 2 rebounds per game and has 5.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Indiana averages 74.2 points per contest this year, which is 204th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 0.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 88th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 271st in Division 1. They average 35.8 boards per contest and 13.6 assists per game, which ranks them 197th and 209th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 287th with 12.2 per game. The Hoosiers allow 73.6 points per contest, which is 209th in the country. They also surrender a 45% shooting percentage and a 40% average from 3-point range, ranking them 232nd and 336th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.6 rebounds a game which ranks 131st, and they allow 13.6 assists per game which puts them in 211th place in college basketball. They force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 122nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Notre Dame is 76th in the country with 81.0 points per contest this season. They are 19th in the nation in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 16.7. They shoot 43% from beyond the arc, which is good for 10th in Division 1. They are 239th in the country in rebounding with 34.8 boards per contest and 137th in assists per game with 14.7. The Fighting Irish are 349th in turnovers per contest with 8.9. The Fighting Irish give up 64.3 points per game, which ranks them 43rd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 51st and 82nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 151st with 12.7 dimes allowed per game and 143rd with 34.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Fighting Irish are 55th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.1 per contest this year.
The Hoosiers are 287th in the country in defensive rating with 107.8, and their offensive rating of 108.6 is ranked 121st. They are 293rd in college basketball in pace with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 149th. As a unit they are 170th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 281st in D-1. Indiana is 252nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 274th in the country.
Notre Dame is 347th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 52nd in the nation. The Fighting Irish are 9th in the country in offensive rating with 121.3, and their defensive rating of 96.3 is ranked 109th. In terms of pace they are 326th in Division 1 with 66.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 17th. As a team they are 16th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 238th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Indiana/Notre Dame college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana +8.5
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