Pittsburgh at Notre Dame College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/6/2018
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
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The Pittsburgh Panthers head to Barclays Center to take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Tuesday, March 6, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Notre Dame as 16.5 point favorites.
Pittsburgh heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-23. They currently have a point differential of -10.6 as they are averaging 62.0 points per contest while giving up 72.5 per game. Notre Dame has an overall record of 18-13. They are averaging 75.6 points per game and surrendering 68.3, good for a point differential of 7.3.
Valuable Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 14-12 against the spread this season
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 5-21 against the over/under this year
Important 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
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
01/12/18 F Ryan Luther Foot is out for season
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
02/23/18 G D.J. Harvey Knee is out for season
Jared Wilson-Frame averages 12.8 points per contest while playing 27.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Marcus Carr averages 9.7 points per contest in 28.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.1 assists per game and 2.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Bonzie Colson scores 20.9 points per contest while playing 33 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 10.6 rebounds per contest and has 1.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Matt Farrell averages 16.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.4 rebounds per game and has 5.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Pittsburgh averages 62.0 points per contest this year, which is 348th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -10.6 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a unit, which has them ranked 334th. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 299th in Division 1. They average 31.4 boards per contest and 12.5 assists per game, which ranks them 334th and 261st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 73rd with 14.0 per game. The Panthers allow 72.5 points per contest, which is 181st in the country. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 201st and 106th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.5 rebounds a game which ranks 295th, and they allow 15.4 assists per game which puts them in 313th place in college basketball. They force 10.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Notre Dame is 126th in the country with 75.6 points per contest this season. They are 158th in the nation in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 7.3. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 66th in Division 1. They are 130th in the country in rebounding with 36.2 boards per contest and 121st in assists per game with 14.3. The Fighting Irish are 342nd in turnovers per contest with 10.1. The Fighting Irish give up 68.3 points per game, which ranks them 73rd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 109th and 243rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 230th with 14.0 dimes allowed per game and 128th with 33.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Fighting Irish are 41st in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 11.3 per contest this year.
The Panthers are 339th in the nation in offensive rating with 93.4, and their defensive rating of 109.4 is ranked 307th. In terms of pace they are 326th in the country with 65.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 300th. As a team they are 301st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shots, ranking 12th in Division 1. Pittsburgh is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 50%, which is 173rd in the nation.
Notre Dame is 341st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 118th in the nation. The Fighting Irish are 34th in the country in offensive rating with 112.8, and their defensive rating of 101.9 is ranked 158th. In terms of pace they are 322nd in Division 1 with 66.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 124th. As a team they are 111th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 122nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Pittsburgh/Notre Dame college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Pittsburgh +16.5
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