North Carolina vs Notre Dame Predictions, College Basketball Picks, Odds 2/17/2020
Game: North Carolina Tar Heels vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Date: Monday, February 17, 2020
Location: Purcell Pavilion in Notre Dame, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Notre Dame -5
The North Carolina Tar Heels travel to Purcell Pavilion to play the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Monday, February 17, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Notre Dame as 5 point favorites.
North Carolina heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-15. They currently have a point differential of -0.5 as they are averaging 71.0 points per contest while giving up 71.5 per game. Notre Dame has an overall mark of 15-10. They are averaging 74.5 points per contest and giving up 68.7, which is a point differential of 5.8.
Valuable North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 9-16-0 against the spread
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 10-13-2 against the over/under
Important Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 14-10-1 against the spread
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 12-13-0 against the over/under
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
12/16/19 F Sterling Manley Knee is out for season
02/08/20 G Brandon Robinson Ankle is out indefinitely
01/03/20 G Anthony Harris Knee is out for season
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
12/06/19 G Robby Carmody ACL is out indefinitely
Cole Anthony comes into this contest averaging 19.3 points per game while playing 34.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 6.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 74%. Garrison Brooks averages 14.9 points per game in 34.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 8.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 57%.
John Mooney averages 16.4 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 12.8 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 64%. T.J. Gibbs averages 13.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.3 rebounds per contest and 3.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina averages 71.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 183rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -0.5 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 293rd. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 336th in the nation. They average 42.9 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 73rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 178th with 13.2 per game. The Tar Heels allow 71.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 242nd in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 104th and 208th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.6 rebounds a game which ranks 153rd and they give up 13.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 233rd place in Division 1. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 52nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Notre Dame is 92nd in the country with 74.5 points per game this year. They are 246th in Division 1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 5.8. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 128th in the nation. They are 75th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.9 boards per game, and 8th in assists per contest with 16.8. The Fighting Irish are 348th in turnovers per game with 9.9. The Fighting Irish surrender 68.7 points per contest, which ranks them 160th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 105th and 245th in those defensive statistics. They rank 238th with 13.4 assists allowed per contest and 324th with 38.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Fighting Irish are 60th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.0 per game.
The Tar Heels are 244th in the nation in offensive rating with 98.6. In terms of pace they are 117th in the country with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 334th. As a team they are 333rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 331st in Division 1. North Carolina is 259th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions.
Notre Dame is 350th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions. The Fighting Irish are 75th in the country in offensive rating with 106.8. In terms of pace they are 198th in Division 1 with 69.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 168th. As a team they are 176th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 31st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's North Carolina/Notre Dame college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Notre Dame -5
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