Jacksonville Dolphins vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Prediction, 12/27/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Jacksonville Dolphins vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Date: Tuesday, December 27, 2022
Location: Purcell Pavilion in Notre Dame, IN
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-5) are hosting the Jacksonville Dolphins (7-3) at Purcell Pavilion on Tuesday.
The Jacksonville Dolphins faced UL Monroe and went home with a win by a final score of 66-55 in their last game. When discussing fouls, the Dolphins walked away with 12 and UL Monroe had 11 fouls. They also knocked down 5 out of their 25 attempts from 3-point range. UL Monroe finished the contest at 75.0% at the charity stripe by converting 12 of 16 attempts. Moreover, UL Monroe had 28 rebounds (6 offensive, 22 defensive), but didn't have a block. UL Monroe distributed 10 dimes and had 7 steals in the matchup. In relation to defense, Jacksonville let their opponent shoot 33.9% from the field on 19 of 56 shooting. They also dished out 16 assists for the contest as well as forcing the opposition into 11 turnovers and getting 8 steals. With respect to grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 36 with 7 of them being of the offensive sort. At the free throw line, the Dolphins converted 9 of their 10 attempts for a rate of 90.0%. Jacksonville finished with a 42.9% FG percentage (24 out of 56) and buried 9 out of their 29 3-point attempts.
Kevion Nolan is someone who played a role for the matchup. He finished shooting 43.8% from the field and also earned 6 assists. He saw the court for 36 mins and totaled 8 rebounds. He racked up 19 points on 7 out of 16 shooting.
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Jacksonville heads into this contest with a record of 7-3 for the campaign. They turn it over 12.3 times per game and as a unit they are committing 13.2 fouls per contest. As a team, Jacksonville is pulling down 36.0 boards per game and is sitting with 159 assists for the year, which is 243rd in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Dolphins are shooting 36.0% on three-point attempts (77 of 214) and 72.1% from the charity stripe. They are averaging 68.3 pts per contest (281st in the nation) while going 47.0% from the field.
On the defensive end of the court, the Dolphins are forcing 11.9 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 13.3 fouls. They rank 10th in the country in giving up assists with 110 surrendered so far this year. Dolphins defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 38.2% (218 of 570) and they surrender 31.3 boards per game as a basketball team. They relinquish 27.8% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 13th in college hoops in PPG allowed (58.9).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish took a defeat with a final score of 73-72 when they played Florida State. When it comes to rebounding, Notre Dame permitted Florida State to snag 27 in all (6 on the offensive side). They finished 31.8% from beyond the arc by shooting 7 out of 22 and ended up shooting 12 out of 14 from the charity stripe (85.7%). The Fighting Irish permitted Florida State to bury 27 of their 57 tries from the field which had them shooting 47.4% in this game. When the game finished, the Fighting Irish finished shooting 28 for 55 from the field which gave them a percentage of 50.9%. When talking about 3-point shots, Notre Dame made 9 out of their 19 attempts (47.4%). They were able to knock down 7 of them for a percentage of 77.8%. Florida State committed 9 fouls for this game which got the Fighting Irish to the charity stripe for a total of 9 shots. They coughed up the ball 7 times, while getting 2 steals in the game. The Fighting Irish snagged 23 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive rebounds totaling 27 in this game.
JJ Starling was important for the Fighting Irish for this contest. He tallied 20 points in his 32 mins of playing time, but left the arena with no assists. He knocked down 7 of 11 in this game for a rate of 63.6%, and added 3 rebounds.
Notre Dame has a mark of 7-5 on the season. The Fighting Irish are committing 11.9 personal fouls per contest and they connect on 80.4% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 12.1 times per game (279th in the nation) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 9.3 times per game. Notre Dame has accounted for 858 points this season (71.5 per game) and they snag 30.8 boards per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Fighting Irish are hitting on 47.1% from the floor, which has them ranked 78th in the nation.
The Fighting Irish are ranked 218th in college basketball in points given up per game with 69.9. They are able to force 8.0 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 46.1% from the floor (320th in college basketball). The Notre Dame defense gives up 33.1% on shots from distance (80 of 242) and opponents are connecting on 79.5% of their foul shots. They surrender 12.9 dimes and 32.3 boards per game, which is ranked 203rd and 84th in those defensive categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Jacksonville
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