Notre Dame vs Indiana Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 12/21/2019
Game: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Indiana Hoosiers
Date: Saturday, December 21, 2019
Location: Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Indiana -3.5
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish travel to Bankers Life Fieldhouse to play the Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday, December 21, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Indiana as 3.5 point favorites.
Notre Dame heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-3. They currently have a point differential of 11.9 as they are averaging 76.0 points per contest while giving up 64.1 per game. Indiana has an overall record of 10-1. They are averaging 82.0 points per game and surrendering 67.0, good for a point differential of 15.0.
Valuable Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 5-6-0 against the spread
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 4-7-0 against the over/under
Important Indiana Hoosiers Betting Trends
The Indiana Hoosiers are 7-4-0 against the spread
The Indiana Hoosiers are 8-3-0 against the over/under
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
12/06/19 G Robby Carmody ACL is out indefinitely
Key Indiana Hoosiers Injuries
12/14/19 G Devonte Green Achilles left last game, is questionable
Temple Gibbs averages 12.6 points per game in 33.8 minutes per contest. He averages 3.8 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 33% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%. John Mooney comes into this contest averaging 14.8 points per game while playing 31.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 13.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 64% while his free throw percentage is at 56%.
Justin Smith averages 13.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 29.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.2 rebounds per contest and 1.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 65%. Trayce Jackson-Davis averages 15.1 points per game while playing 28.0 minutes per contest. He grabs 9.1 rebounds per game and has 0.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Fighting Irish allow 64.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 85th in Division 1. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 64th and 159th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 39.6 rebounds a game which ranks 332nd, and they give up 12.7 assists per contest which puts them in 199th place in the NCAA. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 156th in the nation. Notre Dame averages 76.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 101st in the country. Their average scoring margin is 11.9 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 259th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 139th in D-1. They average 40.8 rebounds per game and 17.7 assists per contest, which ranks them 30th and 6th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 350th with 9.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hoosiers surrender 67.0 points per contest, which ranks them 145th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 146th and 187th in those defensive statistics. They rank 107th with 11.5 assists allowed per contest, and 11th with 29.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hoosiers are 201st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game. Indiana is 20th in the country with 82.0 points per game this year. They are 17th in the D-1 in shooting at 49%, while their average scoring margin is 15.0. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 210th in the nation. They are 59th in the country in rebounding with 39.5 boards per game and 125th in assists per contest with 14.2. The Hoosiers are 179th in turnovers per game with 13.6.
The Fighting Irish have an offensive rating of 106.8, which is ranked 82nd. They are 177th in college basketball in pace with 70.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 196th. As a unit they are 200th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in D-1. Notre Dame is 350th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.9 times per 100 possessions.
Indiana is 222nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions. The Hoosiers have an offensive rating of 114, which is ranked 12th. They are 147th in D-1 in pace with 71.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 56th. As a unit they are 31st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 319th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Notre Dame/Indiana college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana -3.5
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