Auburn Tigers vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Prediction, 11/16/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Auburn Tigers vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Date: Thursday, November 16, 2023
Location: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, NY
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish (1-1) welcome the Auburn Tigers (1-1) at Barclays Center on Thursday.
The Auburn Tigers stepped onto the hardwood against SE Louisiana and earned the victory with a final of 86-71 in their last contest. Auburn finished the contest having earned a 41.4% FG percentage (29 out of 70) and made 11 of 32 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Tigers knocked down 17 of their 20 attempts for a rate of 85.0%. Concerning getting rebounds, they earned a total of 44 with 14 of them being offensive. They also distributed 21 dimes for the contest in addition to creating 9 turnovers and earning 6 steals. In relation to defense, Auburn allowed 39.7% from the floor on 25 out of 63 shooting. SE Louisiana earned 6 assists and had 5 steals for the contest. Moreover, SE Louisiana pulled down 31 boards (10 offensive, 21 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. SE Louisiana ended up going 72.7% when shooting free throws by making 16 of their 22 tries. They also buried 5 out of their 14 tries from distance. When talking about fouls, the Tigers ended up with 19 and SE Louisiana finished the game with 19 fouls.
Johni Broome is someone who was a major contributor for this game. He ended up with 18 points on 7 of 12 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 24 mins and also totaled 11 rebounds. He finished 58.3% from the field and also totaled 2 dimes.
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Auburn heads into this contest with a mark of 1-1 on the campaign. They are giving up possession 13.0 times per contest and as a squad they are committing 25.5 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Auburn is pulling in 42.0 rebounds per game and has earned 39 assists for the season, which ranks 166th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Tigers are connecting on 39.2% on shots beyond the perimeter (20 of 51) and 75.6% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 84.0 pts per contest (96th in D-1) while going 42.9% from the floor.
On defense, the Tigers are able to force 12.0 turnovers every game and they draw 21.0 fouls. They surrender 42.4% on three-point shots and they are ranked 308th in the country in PPG allowed (79.5). The Tigers defensively are allowing a shooting percentage of 41.5% (51 of 123) and they surrender 35.5 rebounds per contest as a unit. They are ranked 20th in college hoops in giving up assists with 16 surrendered on the year.
In their last game, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish went home defeated by a final of 71-61 when they faced Western Carolina. The Fighting Irish were able to pull down 26 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 34 for the game. They also turned it over 11 times, while earning 2 steals in the matchup. Western Carolina earned 14 fouls in the game which took the Fighting Irish to the charity stripe for 14 tries. They were able to knock down 9 of those for a rate of 64.3%. When it comes to shots from distance, Notre Dame made 8 out of 26 tries (30.8%). When the final whistle blew, the Fighting Irish ended up shooting 22 for 58 from the field which gave them a rate of 37.9%. The Fighting Irish allowed Western Carolina to make 25 of 64 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 39.1% in this contest. They finished 33.3% from three-point range via 7 out of 21 and finished the game at 14 out of 18 at the free throw line (77.8%). In regard to cleaning up the glass, Notre Dame allowed Western Carolina to grab 41 in all (13 on the offensive side).
Carey Booth ended up being a major contributor for the Fighting Irish for the contest. He converted 6 of 12 for the matchup for a field goal percentage of 50.0%, and accounted for 5 rebounds. He accumulated 20 points in his 24 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 1 assist in this matchup.
Notre Dame has a mark of 1-1 for the season. When it comes to offense, the Fighting Irish are shooting 44.1% from the field, which is ranked 209th in the nation. Notre Dame has earned 131 points for the campaign (65.5 per game) and they pull in 36.5 rebounds per game. They are assisting teammates 9.5 times per game (329th in college basketball) and they turn it over 9.5 times per contest. The Fighting Irish are committing 15.5 fouls every game and they hit 73.3% from the free throw line.
The Notre Dame defense gives up 36.8% on shots from distance (14 of 38) and opponents are converting on 74.1% of their shots from the free throw line. They concede 10.5 dimes and 36.0 rebounds every game, which ranks them 112th and 202nd in D-1. The Fighting Irish on the defensive side of the court are 150th in the country in points per game surrendered with 67.0. They are forcing their opponents into 7.0 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 40.7% from the floor (162nd in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Notre Dame
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