Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Virginia Cavaliers Predictions, College Basketball Parlay Picks 2/11/2020
Game: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Virginia Cavaliers
Date: Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Location: John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, VA
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Virginia -4.5
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish head to John Paul Jones Arena to take on the Virginia Cavaliers on Tuesday, February 11, 2020. The opening line for this game has Virginia as 4.5 point favorites.
Notre Dame heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-8. They currently have a point differential of 7.8 as they are averaging 76.2 points per contest while giving up 68.4 per game. Virginia has an overall mark of 15-7. They are averaging 56.8 points per contest and giving up 51.7, which is a point differential of 5.0.
Valuable Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 13-9-1 against the spread this season
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 11-12-0 against the over/under this year
Important Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 7-14-1 against the spread this season
The Virginia Cavaliers are 10-12-0 against the over/under this year
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
12/06/19 G Robby Carmody ACL is out indefinitely
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
T.J. Gibbs averages 14.1 points per contest in 34.5 minutes per game this year. He averages 3.4 assists per game and 2.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 90%. John Mooney comes into this game averaging 16.5 points per contest while playing 32.5 minutes per night. He grabs 12.9 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 65%.
Braxton Key averages 10.5 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per game. He also hauls in 7.2 rebounds per game and dishes 1.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 58%. Mamadi Diakite scores 13.3 points per contest while playing 32.4 minutes per game. He hauls in 6.7 rebounds per contest and has 0.6 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Fighting Irish allow 68.4 points per contest which is 154th in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 84th and 232nd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 38.3 rebounds a game which ranks 314th, and they allow 13.4 assists per game which puts them in 240th place in D-1. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 72nd in Division 1. Notre Dame averages 76.2 points per contest, which is 57th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 7.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 221st. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 83rd in the nation. They average 38.4 boards per contest and 17.2 assists per game, which ranks them 56th and 7th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 348th with 9.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cavaliers give up 51.7 points per game, which ranks them 1st in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 36% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 1st and 27th in those defensive statistics. They rank 3rd with 8.5 dimes allowed per game and 20th with 30.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Cavaliers are 97th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.4 per contest. Virginia is 347th in the country with 56.8 points per contest this season. They are 316th in D-1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 5.0. They shoot 29% from beyond the arc, which is good for 333rd in the country. They are 219th in the nation in rebounding with 34.7 boards per contest and 299th in assists per game with 11.4. The Cavaliers are 268th in turnovers per contest with 12.3.
The Fighting Irish have an offensive rating of 109.3, which is ranked 31st. They are 182nd in college basketball in pace with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 128th. As a unit they are 135th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% 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 12.3 times per 100 possessions.
Virginia is 87th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.6 times per 100 possessions. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 93.3, which is ranked 324th. They are 350th in D-1 in pace with 60.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 324th. As a unit they are 325th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 169th in the country.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Notre Dame +4.5 and over 122.5 total points
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