Detroit Titans vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Prediction, 12/6/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Titans vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Date: Sunday, December 6, 2020
Location: Purcell Pavilion in Notre Dame, IN
TV: ACC Network
Odds/Point Spread: Detroit (+15.5)
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish (0-1) play the Detroit Titans (0-1) at Purcell Pavilion on Sunday. Detroit opens this matchup as 15.5-point underdogs. The total is set at 151.
Detroit enters this game with a mark of 0-1 this season. The Titans are shooting 21.7% on three-point shots (5 of 23) and 90.0% from the free throw line. They average 76 pts per contest (133rd in the country) while connecting on 41.1% from the field. They are turning it over 12 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 20 fouls every game. As a team, Detroit is pulling in 36 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 14 assists this season, which ranks 266th in college hoops in terms of passing the ball. When they are on defense, the Titans are forcing 17 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 16 fouls. They are conceding 33.3% on shots from distance while they are 262nd in college basketball in PPG allowed (83). The Titans defensively are allowing a FG percentage of 48.3% (29 of 60) and they surrender 40.0 rebounds per game as a group. They are 40th in college basketball in allowing assists with 16 surrendered on the campaign.
The Detroit Titans faced off with the Michigan State Spartans and went home with a loss by a final score of 83-76 in their last contest. Detroit finished the contest having earned a 41.1% FG percentage (30 of 73) and buried 5 of their 23 shots from 3-point land. When shot from the charity stripe, the Titans buried 10 of 11 tries for a rate of 90%. When discussing rebounding, they compiled 33 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 14 assists in the game as well as having 9 steals and 2 blocked shots. In relation to defending, Detroit allowed 41.1% from the field on 30 out of 73. Michigan State recorded 16 assists and 5 steals in the game. Furthurmore, the Spartans collected 36 rebounds (10 offensive, 26 defensive) and had 2 rejections. Michigan State finished the contest at 82.6% at the free throw line by knocking down 19 of their 23 shots. They made 6 out of their 18 attempts from beyond the arc.
Marquell Fraser is a guy who came through for the game. He totaled 11 points on 4 out of 8 shooting. He saw the court for 39 mins played and also snagged 12 boards. Fraser finished 50.0% from the field and also distributed 2 assists. An additional guy that played big minutes in this contest for the Titans was Antoine Davis. He collected 2 boards and also collected 4 assists. He went 38.5% from the field for the game by connecting on 10-of-26 (24 points). When all was said and done, Davis was on the court for 38 min.
Notre Dame has a mark of 0-1 for the season. The Fighting Irish are committing 11 fouls per game and they connect on 76.9% from the free throw line. They are assisting teammates 13 times per contest (182nd in college basketball) and they are turning it over 10 times per game. Notre Dame has accounted for 70 pts this year and they pull down 36 boards per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Fighting Irish are shooting 35.0% from the floor, which ranks them 338th in the country. The Fighting Irish on defense are ranked 249th in D-1 in points allowed per contest with 80. They have conceded 26 assists and 48 total rebounds per game, which is ranked 292nd and 284th in D-1. The Notre Dame defense allows 31.8% on 3-point attempts (7 of 22) and opponents are converting on 81.3% of their free throw shots. They have forced 12 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 42.9% from the floor (167th in college basketball).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish took a loss by a score of 80-70 against the Michigan State Spartans. The Fighting Irish were able to pull down 27 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards totaling 33 in this game. They also blocked 4 shots while recording 4 steals in this game. The Spartans committed 21 personal fouls for the contest which got the Fighting Irish to the free throw line for 26 tries. They were able to bury 20 of the free throw tries for a rate of 76.9%. In regard to three-point attempts, Notre Dame knocked down 8 out of their 21 attempts (38.1%). At the conclusion of this game, the Fighting Irish walked away from this one shooting 21 out of 60 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 35.0%. The Fighting Irish allowed the Spartans to convert 30 out of their 70 tries from the floor which had them at 42.9% in this contest. They finished the game shooting 31.8% from distance by shooting 7 of 22 and ended up shooting 13 out of 16 at the free throw line (81.3%). When it comes to how they rebounded, Notre Dame allowed Michigan State to snag 46 overall (11 on the offensive glass).
Dane Goodwin ended up playing a lot for the Fighting Irish in this matchup. He made 3 of 10 in this contest giving him a rate of 30.0%, which got him 12 points. Goodwin had 8 rebounds in his 37 mins played and accounted for 4 dimes in this game. Another guy that ended up being a major factor for Notre Dame was Prentiss Hubb. He notched 23 points in 36 minutes played by going 7 of 22 from the floor for the matchup. Hubb wrapped this one up going 31.8% from the floor while contributing 2 assists and 6 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Detroit (+15.5)
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