Notre Dame at North Carolina Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 1/15/2019
Tuesday, January 15, 2019
Dean Smith Center
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish travel to Dean Smith Center to play the North Carolina Tar Heels on Tuesday, January 15, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has North Carolina as 17 point favorites.
Notre Dame comes into this game with an overall record of 11-5. They currently have a point differential of 7.0 as they are averaging 75.2 points per game while giving up 68.2 per contest. North Carolina has an overall record of 12-4. They are averaging 88.2 points per game and surrendering 73.4, good for a point differential of 14.8.
Valuable Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 6-10-0 against the spread
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 8-7-1 against the over/under
Important North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 9-5-2 against the spread
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 8-8-0 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
01/14/19 F Juwan Durham Ankle is questionable Tuesday vs North Carolina
01/14/19 G Temple Gibbs Illness missed last game, is probable Tuesday vs North Carolina
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
01/14/19 F Sterling Manley Knee is questionable Tuesday vs Notre Dame
Temple Gibbs comes into this contest averaging 14.7 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 73%. John Mooney averages 13.6 points per game in 26.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 9.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Cameron Johnson averages 15.8 points per game while playing 27.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Luke Maye averages 14.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 10.0 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Notre Dame averages 75.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 150th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 7.0 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 302nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 181st in the nation. They average 39.1 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per game, which ranks them 53rd and 140th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 348th with 9.5 per game. The Fighting Irish allow 68.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 95th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 83rd and 175th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.0 rebounds a game which ranks 303rd and they give up 12.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 149th place in Division 1. They force 12.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 59th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina is 7th in the country with 88.2 points per game this year. They are 84th in Division 1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 14.8. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 121st in the nation. They are 1st in the NCAA in rebounding with 44.6 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 19.3. The Tar Heels are 100th in turnovers per game with 14.4. The Tar Heels surrender 73.4 points per contest, which ranks them 232nd in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 78th and 85th in those defensive statistics. They rank 241st with 13.9 assists allowed per contest and 148th with 34.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tar Heels are 288th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game.
The Fighting Irish are 74th in the nation in offensive rating with 109.6. In terms of pace they are 264th in the country with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 267th. As a team they are 232nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 60th in Division 1. Notre Dame is 351st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions.
North Carolina is 230th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions. The Tar Heels are 45th in the country in offensive rating with 112.1. In terms of pace they are 5th in Division 1 with 78.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 121st. As a team they are 95th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shots, ranking 296th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Notre Dame/North Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take North Carolina -17
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