Notre Dame vs. Liberty - 12/29/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Liberty Flames (3-11) at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (8-3)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 29, 2015 at 5:00 pm (Joyce Center)
The Line: Notre Dame Fighting Irish -30 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Liberty Flames face off on Tuesday in college basketball action.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 8-3 this season and they have won four of their last five games. ND is averaging 79.6 points per game and they are shooting 49.5 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 68.7 points and their opponents are shooting 42.6 percent. Demetrius Jackson leads the Fighting Irish averaging 16.9 points and 5.0 assists per game. Zach Auguste is averaging 14.4 points and 10.1 rebounds, V.J. Beacham is averaging 12.9 points, and Steve Vasturia is averaging 11.6 points. Notre Dame appears to need to improve if they hope to compete in the ACC this season.
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The Liberty Flames are 3-11 this season and have lost their last 10 games. Liberty is averaging 58.3 points and they are shooting 44.3 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 71.4 points and their opponents are shooting 47.7 percent. John Dawson leads the Flames averaging 14.7 points per game. Evan Maxwell is averaging 13.7 points and 6.7 rebounds per game, Lovell Cabbil is averaging 10 points, and Ryan Kemrite is averaging 9.1 points. Liberty appears to be well overmatched once again.
Notre Dame is 5-2 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread and 6-2-1 against the spread against a team with a winning percentage below .400. Liberty is 6-2 against the spread in their last eight games, 5-2 against the spread in their last seven road games, and 3-12-1 against the spread following a loss.
Liberty is horrible so look for Notre Dame to have a feel good moment before they get run over in the ACC.