Notre Dame at Delaware College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/9/2017
Saturday, December 9, 2017
Bob Carpenter Center
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish travel to Bob Carpenter Center to play the Delaware Blue Hens on Saturday, December 9, 2017. The opening line for this game has Notre Dame as 15.5 point favorites.
Notre Dame heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-2. They currently have a point differential of 15.9 as they are averaging 79.8 points per contest while giving up 63.9 per game. Delaware has an overall mark of 4-5. They are averaging 72.8 points per contest and giving up 71.2, which is a point differential of 1.6.
Valuable Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 3-3 against the spread this season
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 2-4 against the over/under this year
Important Delaware Blue Hens Betting Trends
The Delaware Blue Hens are 2-2 against the spread this season
The Delaware Blue Hens are 1-4 against the over/under this year
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
11/05/17 F Austin Torres Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key Delaware Blue Hens Injuries
12/08/17 G Darian Bryant Concussion is "?" Saturday vs Notre Dame
Matt Farrell averages 15.7 points per game in 34 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5 assists per contest and 2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%. Bonzie Colson averages 19.6 points per game while playing 32 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 9.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Ryan Allen averages 12.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.8 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Ryan Daly averages 17 points per game while playing 36 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Fighting Irish allow 63.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 45th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 55th and 71st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 151st, and they give up 12.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 131st place in the country. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 81st in college basketball. Notre Dame averages 79.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 90th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 15.9 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team, which has them ranked 30th. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 28th in D-1. They average 34.7 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per game, which ranks them 245th and 126th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 348th with 9.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Blue Hens surrender 71.2 points per contest, which ranks them 169th in the country. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 41% average from 3-point range, ranking them 217th and 334th in those defensive statistics. They rank 168th with 13.0 assists allowed per contest, and 105th with 33.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Blue Hens are 49th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.0 per game this season. Delaware is 223rd in Division 1 with 72.8 points per game this year. They are 107th in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 1.6. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 271st in the nation. They are 199th in college basketball in rebounding with 35.8 boards per game and 243rd in assists per contest with 12.8. The Blue Hens are 316th in turnovers per game with 11.4.
The Fighting Irish are 103rd in the country in defensive rating with 95.5, and their offensive rating of 119.3 is ranked 15th. They are 323rd in college basketball in pace with 66.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 29th. As a unit they are 26th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 249th in D-1. Notre Dame is 347th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 53rd in the country.
Delaware is 289th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 52%, which is 237th in Division 1. The Blue Hens are 260th in the nation in defensive rating with 105.1, and their offensive rating of 107.4 is ranked 137th. They are 306th in D-1 in pace with 67.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 179th. As a unit they are 187th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shot attempts, ranking 319th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Notre Dame/Delaware college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Delaware +15.5
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