Virginia at Notre Dame NCAA Basketball Picks ATS 1/26/2019
Saturday, January 26, 2019
Edmund P. Joyce Center
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The Virginia Cavaliers head to Edmund P. Joyce Center to take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday, January 26, 2019. The opening line for this game has Virginia as 12 point favorites.
Virginia heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-1. They currently have a point differential of 21.2 as they are averaging 73.7 points per contest while giving up 52.4 per game. Notre Dame has an overall record of 11-8. They are averaging 74.0 points per game and surrendering 68.7, good for a point differential of 5.3.
Valuable Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 15-3-0 against the spread this season
The Virginia Cavaliers are 8-10-0 against the over/under this year
Important Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 7-12-0 against the spread this season
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 8-10-1 against the over/under this year
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
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
01/19/19 F Juwan Durham Ankle is out indefinitely
Kyle Guy comes into this game averaging 15.0 points per contest while playing 33.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.4 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 53% while his free throw percentage is 87%. De'Andre Hunter averages 14.4 points per contest in 29.9 minutes per game. He averages 2.2 assists per game and 5.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% for the season while his free throw percentage is 80%.
John Mooney scores 14.4 points per contest while playing 27.6 minutes per game. He hauls in 10.8 rebounds per contest and has 1.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Temple Gibbs averages 13.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 35.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.3 rebounds per game and has 4.1 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia averages 73.7 points per contest, which is 172nd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 21.2 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 45th. From 3-point territory they shoot 40%, which is good for 10th in the nation. They average 35.4 boards per contest and 14.5 assists per game, which ranks them 202nd and 108th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 351st with 8.7 per game. The Cavaliers allow 52.4 points per contest, which is 1st in the NCAA. They also surrender a 37% shooting percentage and a 25% average from 3-point range, ranking them 4th and 1st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 29.2 rebounds a game which ranks 5th, and they allow 7.8 assists per game which puts them in 1st place in the country. They force 12.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 73rd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Notre Dame is 167th in the nation with 74.0 points per contest this season. They are 313th in the country in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 5.3. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 234th in the NCAA. They are 45th in D-1 in rebounding with 38.9 boards per contest and 126th in assists per game with 14.3. The Fighting Irish are 347th in turnovers per contest with 9.7. The Fighting Irish give up 68.7 points per game, which ranks them 113th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 81st and 172nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 160th with 12.8 dimes allowed per game and 320th with 38.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Fighting Irish are 49th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.8 per contest this year.
The Cavaliers are 5th in the nation in offensive rating with 118.6. In terms of pace they are 350th in the country with 62.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 32nd. As a team they are 19th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 168th in Division 1. Virginia is 350th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions.
Notre Dame is 351st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions. The Fighting Irish have an offensive rating of 107.8, which is ranked 104th. They are 253rd in D-1 in pace with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 291st. As a unit they are 268th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 53rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Virginia/Notre Dame college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Virginia -12
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