Virginia Cavaliers vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Prediction, 1/29/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Virginia Cavaliers vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Date: Saturday, January 29, 2022
Location: Purcell Pavilion in Notre Dame, IN
The Virginia Cavaliers (12-8) are traveling to Purcell Pavilion on Saturday where they will try to beat the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (13-6).
The Virginia Cavaliers took the court against Louisville and went home with a win by a final score of 64-52 in their last contest. Virginia wrapped up the contest having earned a 47.1% FG percentage (24 out of 51) and converted 5 out of their 16 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Cavaliers buried 11 of 14 attempts for a percentage of 78.6%. With regard to rebounding, they collected 34 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 20 dimes in this contest in addition to creating 6 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In reference to defense, Virginia allowed 37.5% from the field on 21 out of 56 shooting. Louisville totaled 10 dimes and had 4 steals for the contest. On top of that, Louisville totaled 24 rebounds (6 offensive, 18 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Louisville finished shooting 33.3% from the free throw line by knocking down 1 of 3 shots. They also made 9 out of their 28 tries from downtown. Regarding fouls, the Cavaliers ended up finishing with 8 while Louisville finished the game with 14 fouls.
Kihei Clark is someone who was a major contributor for the game. He accounted for 15 points on 6 out of 12 shooting. He played 39 mins played and snagged 5 rebounds. He shot 50.0% from the floor and also totaled 5 assists.
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Virginia heads into this one with a record of 12-8 on the year. They are averaging 62.6 points per outing (336th in the nation) while connecting on 45.0% from the field. The Cavaliers are shooting 33.2% on shots from 3-point land (113 of 340) and 72.2% from the free throw line. As a unit, Virginia is snagging 31.2 rebounds per contest and has racked up 284 dimes on the campaign, which is 83rd in Division 1 in terms of passing. They cough up possession 10.0 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 13.6 fouls per game.
When they are on the defensive end, the Cavaliers are forcing their opponents into 11.3 turnovers every game while drawing 14.3 fouls. They are surrendering 35.3% from 3-point land and they are ranked 12th in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (59.4). The Cavaliers are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 41.8% (438 of 1,048) and they relinquish 31.7 rebounds per game as a team. They are currently ranked 161st in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 229 conceded on the campaign.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish walked away with a victory by a final of 73-65 when they faced North Carolina State. The Fighting Irish corralled 29 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards totaling 39 for the matchup. They also turned the ball over 10 times, while getting 6 steals for the matchup. North Carolina State was called for 19 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Fighting Irish to the free throw line for a total of 24 tries. They were able to knock down 18 of the free throws for a percentage of 75.0%. In regard to 3-pointers, Notre Dame made 11 out of 28 tries (39.3%). When this game wrapped up, the Fighting Irish finished shooting 22 out of 57 from the floor which had them shooting 38.6%. The Fighting Irish permitted North Carolina State to make 26 of their 61 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 42.6% in the game. They wrapped up this game 31.6% from behind the 3-point line by going 6 of 19 and walked away from this one shooting 7 of 12 from the free throw line (58.3%). Regarding rebounding, Notre Dame allowed North Carolina State to grab 36 in total (9 offensive).
Nate Laszewski ended up being important for the Fighting Irish in the matchup. He buried 6 out of 9 in this contest for a field goal rate of 66.7%, and had 11 rebounds. He accumulated 18 points in his 35 mins on the court and totaled 1 assist in the matchup.
Notre Dame has a record of 13-6 for the year. As an offense, the Fighting Irish are shooting 45.6% from the floor, which has them ranked 112th in college hoops. Notre Dame has totaled 1,362 pts so far this season (71.7 per contest) and they pull in 33.4 rebounds per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 13.6 times per game (155th in college basketball) and they are turning it over 10.5 times per contest. The Fighting Irish are responsible for committing 14.0 fouls per game and they hit 75.5% from the charity stripe.
The Fighting Irish on defense are ranked 116th in college basketball in PPG allowed with 66.5. They are forcing their opponents into 11.1 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 43.9% from the field (238th in college basketball). The Notre Dame defense concedes 35.2% on shots from behind the 3-point line (134 of 381) and opponents are knocking down 67.1% of their foul shots. They relinquish 11.6 dimes and 32.6 boards per contest, which ranks them 104th and 82nd in those categories on the defensive end.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Virginia
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