Notre Dame vs. Alabama - 11/29/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Alabama Crimson Tide (3-2) at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (4-1)
College Basketball: Sunday, November 29, 2015 at 7:00 pm (HP Field House)
The Line: Notre Dame Fighting Irish -10 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Alabama Crimson Tide and Notre Dame Fighting Irish meet Sunday night at the HP Field House.
The Alabama Crimson Tide look for back-to-back wins over ranked teams. The Alabama Crimson Tide are averaging 67.8 points on 41.5 percent shooting and allowing 72.2 points on 39.5 percent shooting. Shannon Hale is averaging 12.6 points and three rebounds while Retin Obasohan is averaging 10.2 points and one assist. Dazon Ingram is grabbing seven rebounds and Justin Coleman is dishing 3.6 assists. The Alabama Crimson Tide are shooting 30.9 percent from beyond the arc and 66.4 percent from the free throw line. Alabama is forcing 15.2 turnovers but allowing teams to shoot 36.7 percent from deep. The Alabama Crimson Tide have split their last 10 regular season games.
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish look to keep rolling after a decent 4-1 start to the season. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are averaging 78.4 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 64.6 points on 39.7 percent shooting. Demetrius Jackson is averaging 18.8 points and 4.2 assists while Zach Auguste is averaging 13.4 points and 10.8 rebounds. V.J. Beachem is grabbing 6.4 rebounds and Steve Vasturia is dishing two assists. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 69.9 percent from the free throw line. Notre Dame has made 45 threes in five games and is averaging only nine turnovers per contest. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have won 10 of their last 13 regular season games.
The Crimson Tide are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 neutral site games and 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Sunday games. The Fighting Irish are 7-3 ATS in their last 10 neutral site games and 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a ATS win.
Alabama simply is not skilled enough offensively to hang with Notre Dame. The Fighting Irish are one of the more balanced teams in the country and should be able to expose a Crimson Tide squad that's still growing under head coach Avery Johnson.