Miami Hurricanes vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish - 2/3/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (15-6) at Miami Hurricanes (16-4)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 3, 2016 at 7:00 pm (BankUnited Center)
The Line: Miami Hurricanes -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will travel to play the Miami Hurricanes in an ACC game on Wednesday.
The Miami Hurricanes are 16-4 (5-3) and are coming off of a loss to NC State by a score of 85-69. Miami has won 3 of their last 4 games and is currently 7th in the ACC standings. Miami did beat Duke in their last home game by a score of 80-69. Miami is averaging 78.8 points per game while giving up 65.9 points per game. Miami is also averaging 37.3 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game. Sheldon McClellan is averaging 16.4 points per game and 3.4 rebounds per game for Miami. Ja’Quan Newton is averaging 11.9 points per game and 2.7 assists per game for the Hurricanes. Miami is shooting 76.2% on free throws, 36% on three-pointers, and 47.5% on all field goal attempts.
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 15-6 (6-3) and are coming off of a win against Wake Forest by a score of 85-62. Notre Dame has won 5 of their last 6 games and is currently tied for 3rd in the ACC standings. Notre Dame has conference losses against Syracuse, Pittsburgh, and Virginia. Notre Dame is averaging 78.9 points per game while giving up 69.4 points per game. Notre Dame is also averaging 36.1 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per game. Demetrius Jackson is averaging 16.5 points per game and 5.2 assists per game for Notre Dame. Zach Auguste is averaging 14 points per game and 10.1 rebounds per game for the Fighting Irish. Notre Dame is shooting 72.3% on free throws, 38.6% on three-pointers, and 49.6% on all field goal attempts.
Notre Dame is 7-3 ATS in their last 10 road games. Notre Dame is 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS win. The over is 4-1 in Notre Dame’s last 5 road games. Miami is 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 home games. Miami is 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 conference games. The under is 5-0 in Miami’s last 5 home games.
This should be a very good game between two teams fighting for conference positioning. Miami stumbled in their last game, but has been able to play very good defense this season. Notre Dame is one of the hottest teams in the ACC and has found success ATS when they play Miami. Even though Miami is at home, I am going with Notre Dame because I see this game going either way.