Notre Dame at Miami Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 2/6/2019
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish travel to Watsco Center to play the Miami Hurricanes on Wednesday, February 6, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 3 point favorites.
Notre Dame comes into this game with an overall record of 12-10. They currently have a point differential of 2.6 as they are averaging 72.8 points per game while giving up 70.2 per contest. Miami has an overall mark of 9-12. They are averaging 73.1 points per contest and giving up 71.2, which is a point differential of 1.9.
Valuable Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 8-14-0 against the spread
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 10-11-1 against the over/under
Important Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 7-14-0 against the spread
The Miami Hurricanes are 8-12-1 against the over/under
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
12/17/18 G Rex Pflueger Knee is out for season
12/15/18 G Robby Carmody Shoulder is out for season
11/27/18 F Elijah Burns Transferred is out for season
Key Miami Hurricanes Injuries
12/13/18 F Deng Gak Knee is out for season
01/29/19 F Dewan Hernandez Eligibility is out for season
John Mooney comes into this contest averaging 14.5 points per game while playing 28.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 10.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 80%. Temple Gibbs averages 13.6 points per game in 35.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 2.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 35% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Chris Lykes averages 16.7 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Zach Johnson averages 13.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
Notre Dame averages 72.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 189th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 2.6 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 319th. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 222nd in the nation. They average 38.0 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game, which ranks them 62nd and 171st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 348th with 9.5 per game. The Fighting Irish allow 70.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 145th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 126th and 223rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.7 rebounds a game which ranks 323rd and they give up 13.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 166th place in Division 1. They force 11.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami is 181st in the country with 73.1 points per game this year. They are 180th in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 1.9. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 159th in the nation. They are 305th in the NCAA in rebounding with 33.1 boards per game, and 226th in assists per contest with 13.0. The Hurricanes are 273rd in turnovers per game with 12.1. The Hurricanes surrender 71.2 points per contest, which ranks them 177th in D-1. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 262nd and 186th in those defensive statistics. They rank 297th with 14.9 assists allowed per contest and 247th with 36.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hurricanes are 206th in country in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game.
The Fighting Irish are 101st in the nation in offensive rating with 107.3. In terms of pace they are 276th in the country with 67.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 296th. As a team they are 280th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 58th in Division 1. Notre Dame is 351st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12 times per 100 possessions.
Miami is 245th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions. The Hurricanes are 145th in the country in offensive rating with 105.3. In terms of pace they are 205th in Division 1 with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 144th. As a team they are 131st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 64th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Notre Dame/Miami college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Miami -3
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