Saturday, February 4, 2017
Dean Smith Center
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish head to Dean Smith Center to take on the North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday, February 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has North Carolina as 10 point favorites.
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The Fighting Irish come into this game with an overall record of 17-6 and a road record of 3-2. They are 9-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-7. The Tar Heels have an overall record of 20-4 and a home record of 12-0. They have an over/under record of 9-14 and they are 11-11 against the spread.
Bonzie Colson comes into this contest averaging 15.6 points per game while playing 31 minutes per night so far this season for the Fighting Irish. He pulls down 10.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. V.J. Beachem averages 14.8 points per game in 33.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Notre Dame. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%.
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Justin Jackson averages 18.7 points per game while playing 31 minutes per contest this year for the Tar Heels. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Joel Berry averages 15 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.1 rebounds per contest and 3.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Notre Dame averages 78.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 50th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 69th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 17th in the country. They average 34.8 rebounds per game and 16.8 assists per game which ranks them 212th and 18th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 5th with 10 per game. The Fighting Irish allow 68.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 64th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 68th and 110th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 149th and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 125th place in the country. They force 13 turnovers per game which ranks them 208th in Division 1.
North Carolina averages 87.3 points per game this year which ranks them 6th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 15.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 58th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 62nd in the nation. They average 44.4 rebounds per game and 18.3 assists per contest which ranks them 1st and 3rd respectively. In the turnover department the Tar Heels rank 115th with 12.7 per game. The Tar Heels allow 71.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 154th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 74th and 139th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.7 rebounds a game which ranks 27th and they give up 12 assists per contest which puts them in 77th place in the nation. The Tar Heels force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 64th in college basketball.
The Fighting Irish average 74.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 62.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 0.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -9.7 per contest. The Fighting Irish have an offensive rating of 115.5 and they assist on 60% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 39% of their shots. Notre Dame turns the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.2%. The Fighting Irish give up 73.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 72.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Tar Heels score 90.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 77.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 2 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 24.6 points per game. The Tar Heels have a rating on offense of 117.7 and 58% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 74.4 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. North Carolina turns it over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 58.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 42.8%. The Tar Heels give up 66 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 75.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 9-6 against the spread
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 10-7 against the over/under
North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 11-11 against the spread
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 9-14 against the over/under
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
No key injuries to report
North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
01/31/17 F Theo Pinson Ankle "?"
Tony's Pick: Take North Carolina -10
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