Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. Seattle Redhawks - 11/16/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Seattle Redhawks (1-1) at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (1-0)
College Basketball: Wednesday, November 16, 2016 at 7:00 pm (Joyce Center)
The Line: Notre Dame Fighting Irish TBA -- Over/Under: TBA See the Latest Odds
TV: ACCN EXTRA
On Wednesday evening from the Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center, we’ve got an interesting college basketball matchup looming between the Seattle Redhawks and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish.
Seattle enters play here with a 1-1 record on the season. The Redhawks won their opener 76-65 over Pacific Lutheran, but fell to Colorado on Monday 67-55. In that game, Seattle allowed 15 points to Derrick White while Josh Fortune hit a pair of crucial 3-pointers in the late stages of the game to seal the win for Colorado.
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On the young season so far for Seattle, Brendan Westendorf is far and away the top scorer with 19.5 PPG along with 4.0 RPG and 2.0 APG. William Powell and Zack Moore are also averaging in double figures for the Redhawks; Powell has 11.0 PPG, 5.0 RPG and 5.5 APG while Moore has 10.5 PPG with 2.5 RPG.
Over on the Notre Dame side, they’re entering this game with a 1-0 record so far. The Irish won their opener 89-64 over the Bryant Bulldogs, outscoring them 43-31 in the first half and 46-33 in the second half as Notre Dame cruised to victory.
In his lone appearance, Bonzie Colson leads the Fighting Irish with 23 points, nine rebounds, two blocks, a steal and an assist, while VJ Beachem isn’t far behind with 22 points, five rebounds, three blocks and a steal. Steve Vasturia was the only other Notre Dame player in double figures with 16 points Saturday.
Seattle is 4-1 ATS in their last five games following a straight-up loss, and 4-1 ATS in their last five Wednesday games. Seattle is also 5-2 ATS in their last seven non-conference games, and 1-6 ATS in their last seven games following an ATS win.
Meanwhile, Notre Dame is 3-0-1 ATS in their last four home games versus a team with a losing road record, and 8-2 ATS in their last 10 home games. Notre Dame is also 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following a straight-up win, and 1-3-1 ATS in their last five Wednesday games.
Though it’s been just one game so far, Notre Dame looked strong against Bryant with some solid scoring and control on the boards. I’d like to see another scorer emerge to help balance things out (maybe Rex Pflueger or Elijah Burns) for the Irish, but for now I don’t think Notre Dame will have too much trouble covering, provided the line isn't too thick.