Notre Dame Fighting Irish (10-5) vs. Virginia Tech Hokies (8-7)
January 15, 2022 6:00 pm EDT
The Line: Virginia Tech Hokies -6 / Notre Dame Fighting Irish +6; Over/Under: -131.5
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Virginia Tech Hokies meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Cassell Coliseum. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish look to build on their six-game winning streak. The Virginia Tech Hokies look to snap a three-game losing streak.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are averaging 70.9 points on 44.7 percent shooting and allowing 65.5 points on 43.1 percent shooting. Paul Atkinson Jr. is averaging 16 points and 6 rebounds, while Dane Goodwin is averaging 15.4 points and 5.5 rebounds. Blake Wesley is the third double-digit scorer and Paul Atkinson Jr. is grabbing 6.3 rebounds. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are shooting 35.9 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are allowing 33.9 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.5 rebounds per game.
The Virginia Tech Hokies are averaging 69.3 points on 45.5 percent shooting and allowing 58.4 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Keve Aluma is averaging 15.7 points and 6.3 rebounds, while Hunter Cattoor is averaging 10.1 points and 1.9 assists. Justyn Mutts is grabbing 7.3 rebounds and Nahiem Alleyne is dishing 2.2 assists. The Virginia Tech Hokies are shooting 38.7 percent from beyond the arc and 73.8 percent from the free throw line. The Virginia Tech Hokies are allowing 26.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.1 rebounds per game.
The Fighting Irish are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 road games and 7-15 ATS in their last 22 games overall. The Hokies are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The over is 4-1-1 in Fighting Irish last 6 overall. The road team is 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings.
Don’t look now, but the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are playing their best ball of the season and are winning their last five games by an average of 7.2 points. The Virginia Tech Hokies are coming off a few bad losses, and their offense can really come and go at times. I’d expect VA Tech to get back on track at home, but we’re getting a lot of points for an Irish side that’s playing the better ball. I’ll take it.