Virginia Tech vs Notre Dame Predictions, College Basketball Parlay Picks 3/7/2020
Game: Virginia Tech Hokies vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020
Location: Purcell Pavilion in Notre Dame, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Notre Dame -6.5
The Virginia Tech Hokies head to Purcell Pavilion to take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday, March 7, 2020. The opening line for this game has Notre Dame as 6.5 point favorites.
Virginia Tech comes into this game with an overall record of 16-14. They currently have a point differential of 3.2 as they are averaging 69.4 points per game while giving up 66.2 per contest. Notre Dame has an overall mark of 18-12. They are averaging 74.4 points per contest and giving up 69.4, which is a point differential of 5.0.
Valuable Virginia Tech Hokies Betting Trends
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 12-18-0 against the spread this season
The Virginia Tech Hokies are 13-16-1 against the over/under this year
Important Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 15-14-1 against the spread this season
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 15-15-0 against the over/under this year
Key Virginia Tech Hokies Injuries
11/05/19 G Jonathan Kabongo Back is out indefinitely
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
12/06/19 G Robby Carmody ACL is out indefinitely
Tyrece Radford averages 10.4 points per contest in 26.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.8 assists per game and 6.3 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 62% for the season while his free throw percentage is 69%. Landers Nolley II comes into this game averaging 15.9 points per contest while playing 30.4 minutes per night. He grabs 6.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 79%.
T.J. Gibbs averages 12.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per game. He also hauls in 2.2 rebounds per game and dishes 3.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 88%. John Mooney scores 16.8 points per contest while playing 32.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 12.7 rebounds per contest and has 1.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hokies allow 66.2 points per contest which is 84th in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 87th and 93rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.7 rebounds a game which ranks 268th, and they allow 12.8 assists per game which puts them in 193rd place in D-1. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 71st in Division 1. Virginia Tech averages 69.4 points per contest, which is 227th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 3.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 237th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 62nd in the nation. They average 34.3 boards per contest and 14.8 assists per game, which ranks them 232nd and 44th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 346th with 10.0 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Fighting Irish give up 69.4 points per game, which ranks them 178th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 105th and 233rd in those defensive statistics. They rank 239th with 13.4 dimes allowed per game and 326th with 38.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Fighting Irish are 52nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.7 per contest. Notre Dame is 89th in the country with 74.4 points per contest this season. They are 238th in D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 5.0. They shoot 34% from beyond the arc, which is good for 131st in the country. They are 78th in the nation in rebounding with 37.4 boards per contest and 9th in assists per game with 16.5. The Fighting Irish are 349th in turnovers per contest with 9.7.
The Hokies have an offensive rating of 102.2, which is ranked 161st. They are 311th in college basketball in pace with 66.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 127th. As a unit they are 169th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shot attempts, ranking 14th in D-1. Virginia Tech is 344th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.4 times per 100 possessions.
Notre Dame is 350th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions. The Fighting Irish are 64th in the country in offensive rating with 107.1. In terms of pace they are 199th in Division 1 with 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 160th. As a team they are 175th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 28th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Virginia Tech +6.5 and over 140 total points
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