Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Virginia Tech Hokies Prediction, 1/15/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Virginia Tech Hokies
Date: Saturday, January 15, 2022
Location: Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, VA
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish (10-5) are on their way to Cassell Coliseum on Saturday where they will take on the Virginia Tech Hokies (8-7).
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish faced Clemson and earned the victory with a final of 72-56 in their last game. Notre Dame ended with a 45.5% FG percentage (25 of 55) and knocked down 10 out of their 26 three-point attempts. From the charity stripe, the Fighting Irish made 12 of their 17 tries for a rate of 70.6%. Regarding pulling down boards, they earned 37 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 11 assists for this game while forcing 10 turnovers and earning 5 steals. When it comes to the defense, Notre Dame let their opponent shoot 34.4% from the floor on 21 of 61 shooting. Clemson distributed 11 assists and had 3 steals in this contest. In addition, Clemson collected 35 rebounds (11 offensive, 24 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Clemson finished the game shooting 66.7% at the charity stripe by knocking down 8 of 12 tries. They also made 6 of 32 attempts from long range. In the matter of personal fouls, the Fighting Irish finished with 16 and Clemson finished the game with 18 personal fouls.
Dane Goodwin is someone who was a contributor in this contest. He finished 80.0% from the floor but had no assists at the end of the game. He was on the hardwood for 27 mins played and also collected 7 boards. He finished with 21 points on 8 of 10 shooting.
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Notre Dame enters this game with a win-loss record of 10-5 on the year. They are averaging 70.9 points per game (213th in college hoops) while connecting on 44.7% from the floor. The Fighting Irish are shooting 35.9% on three-point shots (138 of 384) and 75.7% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Notre Dame is grabbing 34.1 boards per contest and has tallied 206 assists this year, which ranks 156th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. They turn the ball over 10.7 times per contest and as a group they are committing 14.4 fouls every game.
When they are on the defensive end, the Fighting Irish have forced 11.4 turnovers per game and they draw 14.8 personal fouls. They currently rank 146th in the nation in allowing assists to their opponents with 175 conceded so far this season. The Fighting Irish are giving up a FG percentage of 43.1% (364 of 844) and they relinquish 33.2 boards per game as a basketball team. They relinquish 33.9% on three-point shots while they are 102nd in college basketball in PPG allowed (65.5).
In their last game, the Virginia Tech Hokies took a defeat with a final score of 54-52 when they played Virginia. With respect to how they cleaned up the glass, Virginia Tech allowed Virginia to grab 30 in total (9 offensive). They shot 23.1% from distance by connecting on 3 of 13 and ended up shooting 11 of 16 at the free throw line (68.8%). The Hokies allowed Virginia to knock down 20 out of their 50 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 40.0% for the matchup. Overall, the Hokies ended up going 21 for 50 from the floor which gave them a rate of 42.0%. When talking about 3-pointers, Virginia Tech converted 7 out of 19 tries (36.8%). They were able to make 3 of the free throw tries for a clip of 100.0%. Virginia had 10 personal fouls for the game which took the Hokies to the free throw line for 3 attempts. They turned it over 10 times, while recording 5 steals for this game. The Hokies earned 22 defensive boards and 5 offensive boards totaling 27 in this contest.
Keve Aluma ended up being important for the Hokies for the game. He earned 22 points in his 38 mins of playing time and earned 3 assists in the matchup. He buried 9 out of 20 in the game for a field goal rate of 45.0%, and had 6 rebounds.
Virginia Tech has a win-loss record of 8-7 so far this year. The Hokies are responsible for committing 14.4 personal fouls every game and they shoot 73.8% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 13.9 times per game (149th in the country) and they cough up possession 10.9 times per game. Virginia Tech has scored 1,039 pts this year (69.3 per game) and they average 33.1 boards per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Hokies are hitting on 45.5% from the field, which has them ranked 125th in the nation.
The Hokies are ranked 12th in the nation in points given up per game with 58.4. They have forced 13.5 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 40.9% from the floor (94th in D-1). The Virginia Tech defense surrenders 26.7% on shots from 3-point land (81 of 303) and their opposition makes 71.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They have given up 10.8 dimes and 31.9 total rebounds per game, which ranks them 64th and 66th in the country.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Virginia Tech
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