Notre Dame at North Carolina College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/12/2018
Monday, February 12, 2018
Dean E. Smith Center
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish travel to Dean E. Smith Center to play the North Carolina Tar Heels on Monday, February 12, 2018. The opening line for this game has North Carolina as 10.5 point favorites.
Notre Dame comes into this game with an overall record of 15-10. They currently have a point differential of 8.4 as they are averaging 76.5 points per game while giving up 68.1 per contest. North Carolina has an overall mark of 19-7. They are averaging 83.3 points per contest and giving up 73.6, which is a point differential of 9.7.
Valuable Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 9-12 against the spread this season
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 11-10 against the over/under this year
Important North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 14-10 against the spread this season
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 15-10 against the over/under this year
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
02/06/18 G D.J. Harvey Knee is out indefinitely
01/09/18 F Bonzie Colson Foot is out indefinitely
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
12/06/17 G Seventh Woods Foot is out indefinitely
01/30/18 G Jalek Felton Suspension is out indefinitely
Temple Gibbs averages 16.3 points per game while playing 37.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is at 84%. Martinas Geben averages 10.1 points per game in 24.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 7.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 59% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Luke Maye averages 18.7 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 10.5 rebounds per game and has 2.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 62%. Joel Berry averages 17.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.6 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Notre Dame averages 76.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 109th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 158th. Behind the arc they shoot 37%, which is good for 75th in the country. They average 36.4 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game, which ranks them 127th and 139th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 343rd with 10.3 per game. The Fighting Irish allow 68.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 71st in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 85th and 256th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 156th and they give up 13.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 223rd place in college basketball. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 79th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina is 24th in the country with 83.3 points per game this year. They are 91st in D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 9.7. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 94th in college basketball. They are 1st in the nation in rebounding with 43.3 boards per game, and 10th in assists per contest with 17.8. The Tar Heels are 216th in turnovers per game with 12.7. The Tar Heels surrender 73.6 points per contest, which ranks them 222nd in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 97th and 327th in those defensive statistics. They rank 302nd with 15.2 assists allowed per contest and 36th with 31.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tar Heels are 67th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.0 per game this season.
The Fighting Irish are 126th in the country in defensive rating with 100.4, and their offensive rating of 112.8 is ranked 32nd. They are 313th in college basketball in pace with 66.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 126th. As a unit they are 112th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 135th in D-1. Notre Dame is 340th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 107th in the country.
North Carolina is 298th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 188th in the nation. The Tar Heels are 25th in the country in offensive rating with 114.2, and their defensive rating of 100.9 is ranked 148th. In terms of pace they are 55th in Division 1 with 72.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 112th. As a team they are 116th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 266th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Notre Dame/North Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take North Carolina -10.5
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