Notre Dame at Virginia College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/3/2018
Saturday, March 3, 2018
John Paul Jones Arena
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish travel to John Paul Jones Arena to play the Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday, March 3, 2018. The opening line for this game has Virginia as 9 point favorites.
Notre Dame comes into this game with an overall record of 18-12. They currently have a point differential of 7.7 as they are averaging 76.2 points per game while giving up 68.5 per contest. Virginia has an overall record of 27-2. They are averaging 67.5 points per game and surrendering 52.6, good for a point differential of 14.9.
Valuable Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 11-15 against the spread this season
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 14-12 against the over/under this year
Important Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 18-7 against the spread this season
The Virginia Cavaliers are 7-19 against the over/under this year
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
02/23/18 G D.J. Harvey Knee is out for season
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Bonzie Colson averages 20.7 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 10.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is at 80%. Matt Farrell averages 17.1 points per game in 35.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.4 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Kyle Guy averages 14.3 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.4 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Devon Hall averages 11.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Notre Dame averages 76.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 100th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.7 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 147th. Behind the arc they shoot 38%, which is good for 60th in the country. They average 36.1 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per game, which ranks them 129th and 116th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 342nd with 10.1 per game. The Fighting Irish allow 68.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 84th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 110th and 235th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.0 rebounds a game which ranks 134th and they give up 14.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 232nd place in college basketball. They force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 49th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia is 308th in the country with 67.5 points per game this year. They are 111th in D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 14.9. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 37th in college basketball. They are 312th in the nation in rebounding with 32.7 boards per game, and 179th in assists per contest with 13.6. The Cavaliers are 351st in turnovers per game with 8.9. The Cavaliers surrender 52.6 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the country. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 8.6 assists allowed per contest and 18th with 30.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 180th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.2 per game this season.
The Fighting Irish are 161st in the country in defensive rating with 101.9, and their offensive rating of 113.3 is ranked 30th. They are 319th in college basketball in pace with 66.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 109th. As a unit they are 98th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 128th in D-1. Notre Dame is 341st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 119th in the country.
Virginia is 344th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 44%, which is 3rd in Division 1. The Cavaliers are 2nd in the nation in defensive rating with 86.5, and their offensive rating of 110.9 is ranked 60th. They are 351st in D-1 in pace with 60.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 100th. As a unit they are 116th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 224th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Notre Dame/Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Virginia -9
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