Miami at Notre Dame - 3/2/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Miami Hurricanes (23-5) at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (19-9)
College Basketball: Wednesday, March 2, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Joyce Center)
The Line: Notre Dame Fighting Irish -2.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Miami Hurricanes and Notre Dame Fighting Irish meet Wednesday at the Purcell Pavilion.
The Miami Hurricanes look to keep rolling after winning seven of their last eight games. The Miami Hurricanes are averaging 76.2 points on 47.5 percent shooting and allowing 66.3 points on 42.4 percent shooting. Sheldon McClellan is averaging 15.6 points and 3.1 rebounds while Angel Rodriguez is averaging 11.5 points and 4.4 assists. Davon Reed is grabbing 4.1 rebounds and Ja'Quan Newton is dishing 2.5 assists. The Miami Hurricanes are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.9 percent from the free throw line. The Hurricanes are allowing 33.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. The Miami Hurricanes have split their last eight road games.
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish look for a win after winning 10 of their last 15 games. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are averaging 76.9 points on 47.8 percent shooting and allowing 70 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Demetrius Jackson is averaging 16.3 points and 4.9 assists while Zach Auguste is averaging 14 points and 10.4 rebounds. Steve Vasturia is dishing 3.2 assists and Bonzie Colson is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are shooting 37.4 percent from beyond the arc and 73.2 percent from the free throw line. The Fighting Irish are allowing 38.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have won six straight home games.
The Hurricanes are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 road games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Fighting Irish are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games and 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 Wednesday games. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
I like this Miami team to make some serious noise in the tournament, but beating Notre Dame in Notre Dame isn't easy. The Irish also have the offense to keep up with Miami. Remember, the Irish hung with the Canes on the road a month ago. I'll take the home team and the small line.