Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Virginia Cavaliers Prediction, 1/13/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Virginia Cavaliers
Date: Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Location: John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, VA
Odds/Point Spread: Notre Dame (+10)
The Virginia Cavaliers (7-2) host the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (3-7) at John Paul Jones Arena on Wednesday. The line on this contest has Virginia as 10-point favorites. The over/under is set at 125.5.
Notre Dame heads into this matchup with a win-loss mark of 3-7 so far this year. The Fighting Irish are hitting 37.7% from downtown (92 of 244) and 79.5% from the charity stripe. They average 70.6 pts per game (220th in Division 1) while connecting on 44.5% from the field. They turn it over 11.1 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 12.7 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Notre Dame is grabbing 31.6 rebounds per game and is sitting with 142 dimes so far this year, which has them ranked 147th in the country in terms of passing. When they are on defense, the Fighting Irish are able to force 8.2 turnovers per contest and they draw 16.6 fouls. They are surrendering 37.7% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 272nd in the country in points per game allowed (74.5). The Fighting Irish defense is allowing a shooting percentage of 44.6% (283 of 635) and they surrender 36.1 boards per game as a group. They are currently ranked 257th in college basketball in allowing assists with 148 relinquished this season.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish took the court against the Virginia Tech Hokies and took a loss by a score of 77-63 in their last contest. Notre Dame ended the game with a 37.5% field goal percentage (18 out of 48) and converted 6 out of their 23 shots from beyond the arc. At the free throw line, the Fighting Irish knocked down 21 of 26 shots for a percentage of 80.8%. Regarding grabbing rebounds, they earned a total of 24 with 6 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 11 assists for the game as well as earning 4 steals and 4 blocks. In reference to defense, Notre Dame allowed the other team to go 37.5% from the floor on 18 of 48 shooting. Virginia Tech recorded 8 dimes and had 6 steals for this contest. Furthurmore, the Hokies collected 38 rebounds (13 offensive, 25 defensive) and had 4 blocks. Virginia Tech ended up shooting 75.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 12 of their 16 attempts. They also knocked down 7 of their 23 shots from beyond the arc.
Nate Laszewski is someone who played a role in this contest. He had 17 points on 3 out of 6 shooting. He played 29 mins and snagged 4 boards. Laszewski ended up shooting 50.0% from the floor and distributed 2 assists. Someone else that was a major contributor in the matchup for the Fighting Irish was Dane Goodwin. He totaled 2 boards and also totaled 2 assists. He finished the contest at 75.0% from the floor in the game via 3-of-4 (12 points). When this game wrapped up, Goodwin played for 30 min.
Virginia has a mark of 7-2 on the season. The Cavaliers are committing 13.4 fouls per game and they connect on 79.5% from the charity stripe. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 12.9 times per game (213th in the nation) and they turn it over 8.3 times per game. Virginia has scored 644 points on the campaign (71.6 per game) and they collect 32.7 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Cavaliers are shooting 49.2% from the floor, which ranks them 38th in the country. The Cavaliers on the defensive side of the court are 11th in college basketball in PPG given up with 59.4. They have forced 10.6 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 40.4% from the field (73rd in Division 1). The Virginia defense concedes 35.5% on 3-point attempts (70 of 197) and their opponents are making 70.9% of their free throw attempts. They have relinquished 12.3 dimes and 29.7 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is 143rd and 18th in college hoops.
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Virginia Cavaliers got the win with a final of 61-49 against the Boston College Eagles. The Cavaliers recorded 27 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards totaling 32 in the matchup. They also stuffed 6 attempts while recording 3 steals for this game. The Eagles were called for 10 personal fouls for the matchup which took the Cavaliers to the charity stripe for a total of 10 tries. They were able to make 9 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 90.0%. In the matter of three-point shots, Virginia buried 4 of their 15 attempts (26.7%). When the final whistle was blown, the Cavaliers finished shooting 24 for 53 from the floor which gave them a rate of 45.3%. The Cavaliers allowed the Eagles to convert 17 of their 55 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 30.9% for the contest. They finished 28.6% from three-point range by going 6 out of 21 and ended up shooting 9 of 15 from the free throw line (60.0%). With respect to how they rebounded, Virginia permitted Boston College to grab 34 overall (11 offensive).
Jay Huff ended up having an impact for the Cavaliers in this matchup. He converted 7 out of 11 for the game for a field goal rate of 63.6%, which got him 18 points. Huff pulled down 8 rebounds in his 29 minutes played and totaled 2 assists for this contest. An additional guy that was important for Virginia was Sam Hauser. He notched 17 points in his 35 minutes on the hardwood by going 7 of 16 from the floor in the game. Hauser finished going 43.8% from the floor while also contributing 2 assists and 10 rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Virginia (-10) and under 125.5 points
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