Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Prediction, 2/26/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Date: Saturday, February 26, 2022
Location: Purcell Pavilion in Notre Dame, IN
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (11-17) are headed to Purcell Pavilion on Saturday where they will play the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (20-8).
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets faced off with Virginia Tech and went home with a loss by a final score of 62-58 in their last contest. When discussing fouls, the Yellow Jackets walked away with 14 and Virginia Tech racked up 13 fouls. They also made 6 of 24 attempts from beyond the arc. Virginia Tech finished the game at 71.4% from the charity stripe by burying 10 of 14 attempts. Additionally, Virginia Tech snagged 34 rebounds (11 offensive, 23 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Virginia Tech recorded 13 dimes and had 8 steals for the contest. Regarding defense, Georgia Tech allowed 39.0% from the floor on 23 of 59 shooting. They also doled out 10 assists in this contest in addition to creating 13 turnovers and getting 7 steals. With respect to rebounding, they compiled 26 with 6 of them being offensive. From the charity stripe, the Yellow Jackets made 8 of 11 attempts for a percentage of 72.7%. Georgia Tech finished with a 43.4% FG percentage (23 of 53) and knocked down 4 out of their 13 3-point attempts.
Michael Devoe is someone who was a factor for this contest. He accounted for 18 points on 8 out of 14 shooting. He played for 34 mins and also pulled down 5 rebounds. He finished 57.1% from the field and also earned 3 assists.
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Georgia Tech will enter this game with a win-loss record of 11-17 this year. They cough up possession 13.4 times per contest and as a group are committing 18.1 fouls per contest. As a team, Georgia Tech is snagging 34.6 rebounds per game and has accumulated 382 assists on the year, which ranks 119th in Division 1 in terms of passing. The Yellow Jackets are connecting on 35.4% on 3-pointers (200 of 565) and 70.2% from the charity stripe. They average 68.5 points per game (250th in Division 1) while hitting 43.9% from the floor.
When they are on the defensive end, the Yellow Jackets are forcing 13.4 turnovers per game while drawing 14.4 fouls. They are ranked 318th in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 407 conceded on the year. The Yellow Jackets defense is allowing a field goal percentage of 42.6% (691 of 1,621) and they concede 35.4 boards per game as a unit. They relinquish 30.3% from beyond the arc and they are ranked 196th in D-1 in PPG allowed (69.4).
When they last stepped on the court, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish took home the win by a final score of 79-69 against Syracuse. When discussing attacking the glass, Notre Dame allowed Syracuse to grab 28 in all (3 on the offensive glass). They shot 26.1% from 3-point land by going 6 of 23 and finished the contest at 11 of 15 at the charity stripe (73.3%). The Fighting Irish allowed Syracuse to make 26 of their 57 attempts from the field which had them shooting 45.6% for the matchup. When the final whistle blew, the Fighting Irish finished the game shooting 25 for 62 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 40.3%. In the matter of 3-point attempts, Notre Dame made 11 of their 33 tries (33.3%). They were able to make 18 of those for a rate of 85.7%. Syracuse had 17 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Fighting Irish to the free throw line for a total of 21 shots. They gave up possession 6 times, while getting 5 steals for this game. The Fighting Irish were able to collect 28 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 37 in this contest.
Paul Atkinson ended up having an impact for the Fighting Irish for this contest. He accumulated 20 points in his 34 minutes on the court and totaled 4 assists in the game. He buried 5 of 10 in this matchup for a rate of 50.0%, and added 17 rebounds.
Notre Dame has a win-loss mark of 20-8 this year. When it comes to offensive execution, the Fighting Irish are connecting on 45.4% from the field, which is ranked 106th in Division 1. Notre Dame has accounted for 2,002 pts on the season (71.5 per game) and they pull in 33.8 boards per contest. They are getting an assist 13.8 times per game (135th in D-1) and they are giving up possession 10.3 times per game. The Fighting Irish are responsible for committing 12.9 fouls per game and they shoot 75.7% from the free throw line.
The Fighting Irish are ranked 109th in college basketball in points given up per game with 66.7. They are forcing their opponents into 10.4 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 43.4% from the floor (203rd in D-1). The Notre Dame defense gives up 32.6% from downtown (187 of 574) and opponents are converting on 69.1% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have surrendered 11.2 dimes and 33.6 rebounds every game, which ranks them 64th and 122nd in D-1.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Notre Dame
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