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Notre Dame vs. Indiana - 12/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Indiana Hoosiers (8-3) at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-2)

College Basketball: Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 2:00 pm (Bankers Life Fieldhouse)

The Line: Notre Dame Fighting Irish -1 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds

TV: ESPN2

The Indiana Hoosiers and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish face off on Saturday in college basketball action.

The Indiana Hoosiers are 8-3 this season and have won their last three in a row since getting stomped a Duke. Indiana is averaging 89 points and they are shooting 53.9 percent while defensively they are allowing 69.5 points and their opponents are shooting 42.1 percent. Kevin Yogi Ferrell leads the Hoosiers averaging 16.8 points per game. James Blackmon Jr. is averaging 16 points, Troy Williams is averaging 13 points and 6.9 rebounds, and Thomas Bryant is averaging 11.6 points and 5.3 rebounds. Indiana has yet to show they can play with the better teams.

Notre Dame vs. Indiana - 12/19/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 7-2 this season ad have won three games in a row since suffering their one point loss to Alabama. Notre Dame is averaging 79.6 points and they are shooting 49 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 66.4 points and their opponents are shooting 42.1 percent. Demetrius Jackson leads the Fighting Irish averaging 17.8 points per game. Zach Auguste is averaging 14.4 points and 10.4 rebounds, Steve Vasturia is averaging 13 points, and V.J. Beachem is averaging 12 points and 5.4 rebounds. Both of Notre Dame’s losses have been in games they were favored.

Notre Dame is 7-1 against the spread against the Big Ten, 4-1 against the spread in their last five games, and 7-2 against the spread following a game that they covered the point spread. Indiana is 4-1 against the spread in their last five non-conference games, 1-4 against the spread in their last five neutral site games, and 1-5 against the spread against the ACC. The underdog has covered the point spread in five of the last six meetings of these two.

I am less than inspired by either of these teams right now but it’s a lean at best to Notre Dame as Indana has been worse against decent teams. 

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Notre Dame Fighting Irish -1

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