Notre Dame vs. Northeastern NCAA Tournament - 3/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Northeastern Huskies (23-11) at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (29-5)
College Basketball: Thursday, March 19, 2015 at 12:15 pm (Consol Energy Center)
The Line: Notre Dame Fighting Irish -12 -- Over/Under: 141 See the Latest Odds
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Northeastern Huskies face off on Thursday in Pittsburgh in a first round game of the Midwest Regional of the NCAA Tournament.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish finished he season with a 29-5 record and won the ACC Tournament which is good enough to make them a number three seed in the Midwest Region. Notre Dame is averaging 78.8 points and they are shooting 51 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 65.6 points and their opponents are shooting 42.7 percent. Jerian Grant leads the Irish averaging 16.8 points and 6.6 assists per game. Pat Connaughton is averaging 12.8 points and 7.4 rebounds, Demetrius Jackson is averaging 12.5 points, and Zach Auguste is averaging 12.4 points ad 6.2 rebounds. Notre Dame is 12-1 out of conference and 5-1 in neutral site games.
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The Northeastern Huskies finished the season 23-11 and won the CAA Conference Tournament which gives the 14th seed of the Midwest Region of the NCAA Tournament. Northeastern is averaging 68.6 points and they are shooting 48.6 percent while defensively they are allowing 65 points and their opponents are shooting 44.5 percent. Scott Eatherton leads the Huskies averaging 14.6 points and 6.4 rebounds per game. David Walker is averaging 13.4 points, Quincy Ford is averaging 10.4 points and 5.4 rebounds, and T.J. Williams is averaging 9.7 points. Northeastern is 8-5 out of conference and 6-1 in neutral site games.
Notre Dame is 5-0 against the spread in their last five games, 4-0 against the spread in their last four neutral site games, and 0-6 against the spread in their last six neutral site games. Northeastern is 5-1 against the spread against the ACC, 5-2 against the spread in their last seven games, and 3-8 against the spread following a win.
The total is set at 141 and I like the over in this spot. My stronger play is on who will cover the spread and I will post that in the Premium Area as well as on the App.