Notre Dame vs. Youngstown State - 12/21/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Youngstown State Penguins (5-7) at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-3)
College Basketball: Monday, December 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm (Joyce Center)
The Line: Notre Dame Fighting Irish -22 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Youngstown State Penguins and Notre Dame Fighting Irish meet Monday at the Purcell Pavilion.
The Youngstown State Penguins look for a big upset after an OK 5-7 start to the year. The Youngstown State Penguins are averaging 71.9 points on 41 percent shooting and allowing 81.9 points on 47 percent shooting. Cameron Morse is averaging 14 points and 2.3 assists while Bobby Hain is averaging 13.4 points and 6.8 rebounds. Matt Donlan is the third double-digit scorer and Francisco Santiago is dishing 4.2 assists. The Youngstown State Penguins are shooting 33.1 percent from beyond the arc and 65.3 percent from the free throw line. Youngstown State is allowing 36 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 12.4 turnovers per game. The Youngstown State Penguins have lost eight of their last 10 road games.
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish need a bounce back victory after losing a shocker to Indiana. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are averaging 78.9 points on 49.1 percent shooting and allowing 67.8 points on 42.1 percent shooting. Demetrius Jackson is averaging 16.9 points and 5.1 assists while Zach Auguste is averaging 14.2 points and 10.1 rebounds. V.J. Beachem is grabbing 5.2 rebounds and Steve Vasturia is dishing 2.4 assists. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are shooting 40.1 percent from beyond the arc and 69.2 percent from the free throw line. Notre Dame is allowing 40.3 percent shooting from deep and is forcing 9.5 turnovers per game. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have won six straight home games.
The Penguins are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games following a straight up loss and 5-1-1 ATS in their last 7 games after scoring less than 50 points in their previous game. The Fighting Irish are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 vs. Horizon League and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 Monday games.
Youngstown State just lost to Michigan by more than 50 points and is a team that plays zero defense. Notre Dame should get close to scoring 100 points in this game and that will be able to cover the number.