St. Mary's Gaels vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Prediction, 11/22/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: St. Mary's Gaels vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Date: Monday, November 22, 2021
Location: Michelob Ultra Arena in Las Vegas, NV
Michelob Ultra Arena is the location where the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (2-0) will try to beat the St. Mary's Gaels (4-0) on Monday.
The St. Mary's Gaels took the court against Bellarmine and notched a win by a score of 73-64 in their last contest. Regarding fouls, the Gaels ended up with 17 and Bellarmine accounted for 24 fouls. They converted 5 out of their 14 attempts from 3-point land. Bellarmine finished 73.3% at the free throw line by making 11 of 15 attempts. In addition, Bellarmine pulled down 27 rebounds (2 offensive, 25 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Bellarmine distributed 8 assists and had 2 steals for the game. When discussing defense, St. Mary's let their opponent shoot 51.1% from the floor on 24 of 47 shooting. They also dished out 13 dimes for this game as well as forcing the other team into 15 turnovers and earning 7 steals. With respect to rebounding, they collected 25 with 5 of them being of the offensive sort. At the charity stripe, the Gaels buried 20 of 31 tries for a rate of 64.5%. St. Mary's finished having earned a 45.3% FG percentage (24 out of 53) and converted 5 of 25 3-point shots.
Matthias Tass is a guy who was a factor for the game. He finished the contest at 100.0% from the field and also totaled 2 assists. He played 30 mins and collected 6 boards. He racked up 25 points on 8 of 8 shooting.
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St. Mary's heads into this contest with a record of 4-0 on the year. They average 74.3 points per outing (173rd in the nation) on 44.5% from the field. The Gaels are shooting 33.0% on shots from distance (35 of 106) and 67.6% from the charity stripe. As a unit, St. Mary's is pulling down 35.3 rebounds per game and is sitting with 62 dimes on the season, which has them ranked 29th in the country in terms of passing. They lose possession via turnover 11.0 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 15.8 fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Gaels are forcing 14.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.3 fouls. They are ranked 100th in Division 1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 28 surrendered for the year. The Gaels are giving up a field goal percentage of 43.2% (92 of 213) and they relinquish 29.0 boards per game as a basketball team. They are giving up 31.0% from 3-point land while they are 72nd in D-1 in PPG allowed (60.3).
In their last game, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish took home the win by a final score of 70-61 against High Point. When it comes to attacking the glass, Notre Dame permitted High Point to snag 30 overall (7 on the offensive glass). They shot 36.8% from 3-point land via 7 of 19 and walked away from this one shooting 12 of 20 from the free throw line (60.0%). The Fighting Irish allowed High Point to bury 21 of 59 tries from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 35.6% in this game. When the final whistle blew, the Fighting Irish ended up going 24 for 66 from the field which had them at 36.4%. Pertaining to shots from beyond the arc, Notre Dame knocked down 6 of 31 tries (19.4%). They were able to make 16 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 59.3%. High Point committed 17 personal fouls in this game which got the Fighting Irish to the charity stripe for a total of 27 attempts. They also turned the ball over 9 times, while earning 5 steals in this contest. The Fighting Irish were able to collect 32 defensive boards and 17 offensive boards for a total of 49 for this contest.
Paul Atkinson ended up having an impact for the Fighting Irish in this contest. He made 7 out of 11 for the contest for a field goal percentage of 63.6%, and accounted for 11 rebounds. He earned 19 points in his 30 mins on the hardwood and totaled 1 assist in the matchup.
Notre Dame has a win-loss record of 2-0 this year. The Fighting Irish are committing 16.0 fouls every game while shooting 61.0% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 13.5 times per contest (189th in the country) and they lose possession via turnover 10.5 times per game. Notre Dame has accounted for 138 pts for the season (69.0 per game) and they pull in 42.0 boards per game. As an offense, the Fighting Irish are connecting on 41.7% from the field, which is ranked 257th in college basketball.
The Fighting Irish on defense are ranked 36th in D-1 in points allowed per game with 56.5. They are forcing 12.5 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 39.3% from the field (115th in college hoops). The Notre Dame defense surrenders 41.9% on shots from beyond the perimeter (13 of 31) and their opponents are making 61.5% of their shots from the free throw line. They have surrendered 7.5 assists and 31.0 rebounds every game, which has them ranked 16th and 62nd in college basketball.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take St. Mary's
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