Notre Dame at Virginia Tech College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/7/2018
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish head to Barclays Center to take on the Virginia Tech Hokies on Wednesday, March 7, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia Tech as 3 point favorites.
Notre Dame heads into this matchup with a mark of 19-13. They currently have a point differential of 7.3 as they are averaging 75.6 points per contest while giving up 68.3 per game. Virginia Tech has an overall record of 21-10. They are averaging 80.2 points per game and surrendering 71.8, good for a point differential of 8.4.
Valuable Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 12-15 against the spread this season
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 14-13 against the over/under this year
Important Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 17-10 against the spread this season
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 14-13 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 Tech Hokies Injuries
11/10/17 G Ty Outlaw ACL is out for season
Bonzie Colson averages 20.9 points per contest while playing 33 minutes per night this year. He grabs 10.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 79%. Matt Farrell averages 16.8 points per contest in 35.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.3 assists per game and 2.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Justin Robinson scores 13.8 points per contest while playing 30.8 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 2.8 rebounds per contest and has 5.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Justin Bibbs averages 13.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.5 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Notre Dame averages 75.6 points per contest this year, which is 123rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 157th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 65th in Division 1. They average 36.2 boards per contest and 14.3 assists per game, which ranks them 132nd and 120th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 341st with 10.1 per game. The Fighting Irish allow 68.3 points per contest, which is 72nd in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 109th and 246th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.9 rebounds a game which ranks 129th, and they allow 14.0 assists per game which puts them in 231st place in college basketball. They force 11.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 41st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia Tech is 47th in the country with 80.2 points per contest this season. They are 9th in the nation in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 8.4. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 29th in Division 1. They are 296th in the country in rebounding with 33.0 boards per contest and 25th in assists per game with 16.5. The Hokies are 269th in turnovers per contest with 12.0. The Hokies give up 71.8 points per game, which ranks them 161st in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 95th and 162nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 216th with 13.8 dimes allowed per game and 156th with 34.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Hokies are 174th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.1 per contest this year.
The Fighting Irish are 157th in the country in defensive rating with 101.9, and their offensive rating of 112.8 is ranked 35th. They are 322nd in college basketball in pace with 66.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 123rd. As a unit they are 111th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 122nd 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 14.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 118th in the country.
Virginia Tech is 249th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 153rd in the nation. The Hokies are 30th in the country in offensive rating with 113.2, and their defensive rating of 101.3 is ranked 135th. In terms of pace they are 157th in Division 1 with 70 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 10th. As a team they are 13th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 111th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Notre Dame/Virginia Tech college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Notre Dame +3
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