Stephen F. Austin vs. Notre Dame - 3/20/16 NCAA Tournament Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks (28-5) at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (22-11)
College Basketball: Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 2:40 pm (Barclays Center)
The Line: Notre Dame Fighting Irish -2.5 -- Over/Under: 140 See the Latest Odds
The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks and Notre Dame Fighting Irish play Sunday in the NCAA Tournament at the Barclays Center.
The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks look for another win after beating West Virginia on Friday. The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks are averaging 79.2 points on 48.1 percent shooting and allowing 64 points on 44 percent shooting. Thomas Walkup is averaging 18 points and 6.9 rebounds while Demetrious Floyd is averaging 13.7 points and 1.5 assists. Clide Geffrard, Jr. is the third double-digit scorer and Ty Charles is grabbing 4.8 rebounds. The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks are shooting 36.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. The Lumberjacks are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35 rebounds per game. The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks are 5-1 this season on neutral courts.
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish look for another win after beating Michigan on Friday. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are averaging 75.5 points on 47.4 percent shooting and allowing 70.4 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Demetrius Jackson is averaging 15.4 points and 4.8 assists while Zach Auguste is averaging 14.2 points and 10.8 rebounds. Steve Vasturia is dishing 3.2 assists and Bonzie Colson is grabbing 6.9 rebounds. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are shooting 37.3 percent from beyond the arc and 73.7 percent from the free throw line. The Fighting Irish are allowing 37.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36 rebounds per game. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 3-4 this season on neutral courts.
The Lumberjacks are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games. The Fighting Irish are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS win and 3-8 ATS in their last 11 NCAA Tournament games.
Notre Dame has been really shaky this season and would have lost outright to Michigan if it wasn't for a monster second half comeback. Meanwhile, the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks is a confident bunch that hasn't lost since December 29 and plays a nasty press defense that's hard to prepare for in one day.
I like the Lumberjacks to win this outright.