Virginia Tech Hokies vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Prediction, 2/11/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Virginia Tech Hokies vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Date: Saturday, February 11, 2023
Location: Purcell Pavilion in Notre Dame, IN
The Virginia Tech Hokies (14-9) are on their way to Purcell Pavilion on Saturday where they will attempt to defeat the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (10-13).
The Virginia Tech Hokies faced off with Virginia and notched a win by a score of 74-68 in their last game. Virginia Tech wrapped up the contest with a 50.9% field goal percentage (27 of 53) and buried 7 of 18 shots from distance. At the charity stripe, the Hokies made 13 of 17 shots for a percentage of 76.5%. When talking about grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 29 with 3 of them being offensive. They also recorded 19 assists in the matchup as well as forcing 7 turnovers and having 4 steals. In terms of defending, Virginia Tech allowed the other team to go 41.0% from the floor on 25 of 61 shooting. Virginia dished out 14 assists and had 6 steals for this game. Furthermore, Virginia pulled down 33 rebounds (10 offensive, 23 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Virginia finished 66.7% from the free throw line by converting 12 of their 18 shots. They also knocked down 6 out of their 18 attempts from distance. Regarding personal fouls, the Hokies ended up finishing with 12 and Virginia totaled 14 personal fouls.
Sean Pedulla is one player who was a factor in this matchup. He finished 46.2% from the floor and also recorded 2 dimes. He was on the court for 34 minutes played and snagged 5 rebounds. He totaled 22 points on 6 out of 13 shooting.
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Virginia Tech heads into this matchup with a record of 14-9 on the year. They lose possession via turnover 10.4 times per contest and as a team they commit 15.5 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Virginia Tech is snagging 34.5 boards per contest and has 353 dimes this season, which has them ranked 83rd in the country in terms of passing the ball. The Hokies are connecting on 35.5% on three-point attempts (182 of 513) and 73.9% from the free throw line. They average 73.9 pts per game (141st in the country) while shooting 47.3% from the field.
When they are on defense, the Hokies are forcing their opponents into 11.4 turnovers per contest and they draw 15.5 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 95th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 275 surrendered so far this season. The Hokies defense is giving up an opponent FG percentage of 42.8% (576 of 1,346) and they concede 33.4 rebounds per game as a group. They are giving up 32.4% from 3-point land and they are 120th in college hoops in opponents points per game (67.5).
In their last game, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish went home defeated by a final of 81-64 against Wake Forest. The Fighting Irish were able to snag 21 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 30 for the game. They also gave up possession of the ball 4 times, while getting 6 steals for the game. Wake Forest earned 15 fouls for the contest which took the Fighting Irish to the charity stripe for a total of 10 shots. They were able to make 6 of the free throw tries for a rate of 60.0%. When talking about shooting from downtown, Notre Dame converted 4 of their 21 attempts (19.0%). When the final whistle blew, the Fighting Irish ended up going 27 out of 71 from the field which had them shooting 38.0%. The Fighting Irish allowed Wake Forest to convert 29 of 55 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 52.7% in the matchup. They finished 46.7% from three-point range by going 14 out of 30 and finished the game at 9 out of 11 at the free throw line (81.8%). When it comes to how they rebounded, Notre Dame permitted Wake Forest to pull down 39 overall (3 offensive).
Nate Laszewski ended up being a major contributor for the Fighting Irish in this matchup. He knocked down 7 out of 15 for the game giving him a rate of 46.7%, and tallied 7 rebounds. He had 18 points in his 35 minutes on the court and earned 1 assist in this contest.
Notre Dame has a win-loss mark of 10-13 for the campaign. The Fighting Irish are responsible for committing 13.4 fouls per game and they shoot 75.0% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 12.3 times per game (262nd in the country) and they are losing possession via turnover 8.9 times per contest. Notre Dame has accumulated 1,620 points on the year (70.4 per game) and they average 31.0 rebounds per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Fighting Irish are hitting on 44.9% from the floor, which is 166th in college hoops.
The Fighting Irish defensively are ranked 252nd in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 72.0. They have forced 9.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 46.8% from the field (339th in the country). The Notre Dame defense gives up 34.9% from downtown (161 of 461) and opponents are knocking down 77.0% of their free throw shots. They surrender 13.7 dimes and 34.8 boards per game, which ranks them 251st and 231st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Notre Dame
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