Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Edmund P. Joyce Center
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The Virginia Cavaliers head to Edmund P. Joyce Center to take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. The opening line for this game has Notre Dame as 2 point favorites.
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The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 15-3 and a road record of 5-1. They are 10-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-10. The Fighting Irish have an overall record of 17-3 and a home record of 12-0. They have an over/under record of 9-5 and they are 9-3 against the spread.
London Perrantes comes into this contest averaging 11.7 points per game while playing 30.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 3.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Marial Shayok averages 10 points per game in 19.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game for Virginia. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 78%.
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Bonzie Colson averages 15.4 points per game while playing 30.8 minutes per contest this year for the Fighting Irish. He grabs 10.9 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Steve Vasturia averages 15 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 3.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 93%.
Virginia averages 69.6 points per contest this season which ranks them 248th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 16.3 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 11th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 12th in the country. They average 33.3 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per game which ranks them 288th and 74th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 9.6 per game. The Cavaliers allow 53.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 86th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.1 rebounds a game which ranks 7th and they give up 9.7 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the country. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 128th in Division 1.
Notre Dame averages 81.2 points per game this year which ranks them 33rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 13.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 51st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 8th in the nation. They average 36.1 rebounds per game and 17.6 assists per contest which ranks them 156th and 9th respectively. In the turnover department the Fighting Irish rank 6th with 10 per game. The Fighting Irish allow 67.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 64th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 42nd and 93rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 118th and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 118th place in the nation. The Fighting Irish force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 228th in college basketball.
The Cavaliers average 69.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 70 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 11.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 11.3 per contest. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 113.6 and they assist on 57.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 60.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Virginia turns the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.4% while their offensive rebound percentage is 28.9%. The Cavaliers give up 58 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 58.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Fighting Irish score 84.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 80 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 6.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 22.5 points per game. The Fighting Irish have a rating on offense of 118.4 and 61.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 55%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they attempt 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. Notre Dame turns it over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.2% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.8%. The Fighting Irish give up 62.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 73.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 10-6 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 6-10 against the over/under
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 9-3 against the spread
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 9-5 against the over/under
Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
11/18/16 F Austin Nichols Dismissed dismissed from team
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Notre Dame -2
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