Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Prediction, 2/6/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Date: Saturday, February 6, 2021
Location: McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta, GA
Odds/Point Spread: Notre Dame (+4)
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-9) travel to McCamish Pavilion on Saturday where they'll meet the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (8-6). The odds on this contest have Georgia Tech as 4-point favorites. The O/U has been set at 143.
Notre Dame will enter this game with a record of 7-9 on the campaign. The Fighting Irish are connecting on 38.7% on three-point attempts (147 of 380) and 76.4% from the free throw line. They are averaging 71.3 pts per game (187th in the country) while connecting on 45.8% from the floor. They are losing possession via turnover 10.5 times per game and as a squad they are committing 11.8 fouls on a nightly basis. As a unit, Notre Dame is pulling down 33.4 boards per game and has earned 238 assists for the campaign, which ranks 90th in the nation in terms of passing the ball. When they are on defense, the Fighting Irish are able to force 8.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 15.4 fouls. They rank 268th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 228 surrendered on the year. The Fighting Irish defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 42.8% (434 of 1,013) and they concede 35.7 rebounds per contest as a squad. They are surrendering 35.5% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 195th in Division 1 in points per game allowed (70.8).
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish stepped onto the hardwood against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and earned the victory with a final of 79-58 in their last contest. Notre Dame wrapped up the game having earned a 50.8% FG percentage (31 out of 61) and buried 10 of their 23 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Fighting Irish converted 7 of their 8 attempts for a rate of 87.5%. Regarding rebounding, they earned a total of 42 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 18 assists for the matchup in addition to earning 5 steals and 9 blocked shots. When it comes to defending, Notre Dame allowed the other team to go 50.8% from the floor on 31 of 61 shooting. Wake Forest doled out 12 dimes and had 4 steals in this matchup. In addition, the Demon Deacons collected 30 rebounds (9 offensive, 21 defensive) and had 9 rejections. Wake Forest went 62.5% at the free throw line by making 5 of 8 shots. They also made 9 of their 23 attempts from 3-point range.
Juwan Durham is a guy who was a major contributor in the matchup. He ended up with 18 points on 7 of 9 shooting. He played for 24 mins played and collected 9 boards. Durham finished the game at 77.8% from the floor and also totaled 2 dimes. Someone else that was a major factor in this contest for the Fighting Irish was Prentiss Hubb. He grabbed 5 rebounds and earned 10 dimes. He walked away from this one shooting 36.4% from the floor in the matchup by connecting on 4-of-11 (10 points). In all, Hubb played 32 minutes.
Georgia Tech has a win-loss mark of 8-6 so far this year. The Yellow Jackets commit 16.4 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 72.0% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 16.3 times per game (41st in D-1) and they cough up possession 11.4 times per game. Georgia Tech has earned 1,068 points so far this season (76.3 per contest) and they collect 32.6 rebounds per game. As an offensive team, the Yellow Jackets are shooting 45.7% from the field, which is ranked 103rd in the nation. The Yellow Jackets defensively are ranked 221st in D-1 in PPG allowed with 71.6. They have forced 15.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 44.8% from the field (244th in college hoops). The Georgia Tech defense gives up 36.7% on shots from distance (104 of 283) and opponents are connecting on 70.8% of their free throw shots. They give up 14.4 dimes and 36.6 boards every game, which is 272nd and 244th in D-1.
The last time they took the court, the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets went home defeated by a final of 74-58 against the Louisville Cardinals. The Yellow Jackets were able to pull down 27 defensive rebounds and 10 offensive boards totaling 37 in this matchup. They stuffed 11 attempts while earning 5 steals in the game. The Cardinals were called for 13 fouls in this game which took the Yellow Jackets to the charity stripe for a total of 9 tries. They were able to make 6 of those for a rate of 66.7%. In terms of shots from 3-point land, Georgia Tech converted 8 out of their 27 tries (29.6%). When the final whistle blew, the Yellow Jackets ended up shooting 22 out of 68 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 32.4%. The Yellow Jackets allowed the Cardinals to knock down 28 of 72 attempts from the field which had them shooting 38.9% in the matchup. They wrapped up this game 36.8% from distance by shooting 7 out of 19 and ended up shooting 11 out of 17 at the charity stripe (64.7%). In regard to cleaning the glass, Georgia Tech permitted Louisville to snag 56 in total (20 on the offensive glass).
Michael Devoe pitched in for the Yellow Jackets for this contest. He made 6 of 15 in this matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 40.0%, which had him sitting at 17 points. Devoe collected 9 boards in his 36 mins and accumulated 2 assists for the contest. Someone else that was pivotal for Georgia Tech was Moses Wright. He accumulated 15 points in his 40 minutes on the court by way of 6 out of 17 from the floor for the contest. Wright walked away from this one going 35.3% from the field while collecting 3 assists and 16 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Notre Dame (+4)
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