Virginia Cavaliers (4-2) at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (3-4)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 6:00 pm (Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center)
The Line: Notre Dame Fighting Irish +6 -- Over/Under: 127.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Virginia Cavaliers and Notre Dame Fighting Irish meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the Purcell Pavilion.
The Virginia Cavaliers look for a win after winning three of their last four games. The Virginia Cavaliers are averaging 74.5 points on 49.5 percent shooting and allowing 61.3 points on 40.5 percent shooting. Sam Hauser is averaging 12.8 points and 5.8 rebounds while Trey Murphy III is averaging 12.2 points and 1.3 assists. Jay Huff is the third double-digit scorer and Kihei Clark is dishing 3.2 assists. The Virginia Cavaliers are shooting 37.1 percent from beyond the arc and 80.9 percent from the free throw line. The Virginia Cavaliers are allowing 35.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.2 rebounds per game.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish need a win to get back to a .500 record. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are averaging 74.4 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 76.6 points on 45.7 percent shooting. Prentiss Hubb is averaging 16.4 points and 3.6 rebounds while Dane Goodwin is averaging 16.1 points and 5.4 rebounds. Nate Laszewski is the third double-digit scorer and Trey Wertz is grabbing 2.7 rebounds. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are shooting 40.9 percent from beyond the arc and 82.2 percent from the free throw line. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are allowing 40.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.3 rebounds per game.
The Cavaliers are 27-12-1 ATS in their last 40 road games and 13-6-1 ATS in their last 20 Wednesday games. The Fighting Irish are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games and 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games overall. The under is 7-3 in Cavaliers last 10 overall. The under is 39-19 in Fighting Irish last 58 Wednesday games. The road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Virginia Cavaliers are still solid defensively, but they haven't had the toughest schedule up to this point and the two decent or above average teams they've played, they've lost. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have been hit or miss all season long, but they've shown they can play with the big boys this season and they have decent offensive depth. Notre Dame can hit enough outside shots to hang around here. Give me the points.