Notre Dame at Virginia NCAA Basketball Betting Tips 2/16/2019
Saturday, February 16, 2019
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, February 16, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia as 19 point favorites.
Notre Dame comes into this game with an overall record of 13-11. They currently have a point differential of 2.2 as they are averaging 71.5 points per game while giving up 69.4 per contest. Virginia has an overall mark of 21-2. They are averaging 72.6 points per contest and giving up 54.4, which is a point differential of 18.2.
Valuable Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 9-15-0 against the spread
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 10-13-1 against the over/under
Important Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 17-6-0 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 10-13-0 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
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
John Mooney comes into this contest averaging 14.2 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 10.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 80%. Temple Gibbs averages 13.4 points per game in 35.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 2.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 35% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Kyle Guy averages 14.8 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per game and has 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. De'Andre Hunter averages 14.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.3 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Notre Dame averages 71.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 222nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 2.2 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team, which has them ranked 335th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 290th in the nation. They average 38.1 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per game, which ranks them 56th and 200th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 347th with 9.7 per game. The Fighting Irish allow 69.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 127th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 123rd and 157th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.7 rebounds a game which ranks 328th and they give up 12.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 154th place in Division 1. They force 11.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 28th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia is 187th in the country with 72.6 points per game this year. They are 33rd in Division 1 in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 18.2. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 6th in the nation. They are 166th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.7 boards per game, and 92nd in assists per contest with 14.6. The Cavaliers are 349th in turnovers per game with 9.3. The Cavaliers surrender 54.4 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in D-1. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 27% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 8.8 assists allowed per contest and 9th with 29.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 43rd in country in forcing turnovers with 11.5 per game.
The Fighting Irish are 130th in the nation in offensive rating with 106.1. In terms of pace they are 286th in the country with 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 315th. As a team they are 306th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 54th in Division 1. Notre Dame is 350th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions.
Virginia is 341st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 117.1, which is ranked 5th. They are 350th in D-1 in pace with 61.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 29th. As a unit they are 22nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 214th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Notre Dame/Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Virginia -19
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