Notre Dame vs. Virginia Tech - 1/20/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Virginia Tech Hokies (12-6) at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (12-5)
College Basketball: Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Joyce Center)
The Line: Notre Dame Fighting Irish -11.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Virginia Tech Hokies and Notre Dame Fighting Irish play Wednesday night at the Purcell Pavilion.
The Virginia Tech Hokies look to stay hot after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Virginia Tech Hokies are averaging 76.8 points on 44.9 percent shooting and allowing 71.3 points on 42.3 percent shooting. Zach LeDay is averaging 15.6 points and 8.9 rebounds while Seth Allen is averaging 13.3 points and 2.3 assists. Justin Bibbs is dishing one assist and Kerry Blackshear Jr. is grabbing 5.1 rebounds. The Virginia Tech Hokies are shooting 33.9 percent from beyond the arc and 67.2 percent from the free throw line. Virginia Tech is allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 13.8 turnovers per game. The Virginia Tech Hokies have lost 20 of their last 22 road games.
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish also look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last 10 games. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are averaging 79.2 points on 49.9 percent shooting and allowing 69.6 points on 42.8 percent shooting. Demetrius Jackson is averaging 17.5 points and 5.4 assists while Zach Auguste is averaging 13.6 points and 9.8 rebounds. Steve Vasturia is dishing 3.1 assists and Bonzie Colson is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are shooting 39.3 percent from beyond the arc and 70.7 percent from the free throw line. Notre Dame is allowing 38.8 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 9.6 turnovers per game. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have won 13 of their last 15 home games.
The Hokies are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 vs. Atlantic Coast and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Fighting Irish are 7-2-1 ATS in their last 10 vs. Atlantic Coast and 2-5-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Hokies are 1-4 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Notre Dame is too deep offensively for the Hokies to keep up. There's room for this being a letdown spot for the Hokies, but this is an experienced Irish team that should be able to get the job done by double digits.