College Basketball

Notre Dame vs Virginia Tech 3/10/22 College Basketball Picks, Predictions, Odds

Virginia Tech Hokies (20-12) vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish (22-9)
March 10, 2022 7:00 pm EDT
The Line: Notre Dame Fighting Irish PK / Virginia Tech Hokies PK; Over/Under: -131.5
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The Virginia Tech Hokies and Notre Dame Fighting Irish meet Thursday in the college basketball ACC Quarterfinal at the Barclays Center. The Virginia Tech Hokies look for a win after winning 10 of their last 14 games. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish look for a win after winning eight of their last 10 games.

The Virginia Tech Hokies are averaging 69.6 points on 46.7 percent shooting and allowing 61.3 points on 42.5 percent shooting. Keve Aluma is averaging 15.4 points and 6.5 rebounds, while Justyn Mutts is averaging 10.3 points and 3.4 assists. Nahiem Alleyne is the third double-digit scorer, and Hunter Cattoor is dishing 2.1 assists. The Virginia Tech Hokies are shooting 38.8 percent from beyond the arc and 74.6 percent from the free throw line. The Virginia Tech Hokies are allowing 32.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 30.1 rebounds per game.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are averaging 72.3 points on 46 percent shooting and allowing 66.2 points on 42.7 percent shooting. Paul Atkinson Jr. is averaging 16 points and 6 rebounds, while Blake Wesley is averaging 14.8 points and 3.6 rebounds. Dane Goodwin is the third double-digit scorer and Paul Atkinson Jr. is grabbing 7.1 rebounds. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are shooting 38 percent from beyond the arc and 75.3 percent from the free throw line. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are allowing 31.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 32.1 rebounds per game.

The Hokies are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 neutral site games and 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Fighting Irish are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 neutral site games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The under is 7-2 in Hokies last 9 overall. The over is 6-0-1 in Fighting Irish last 7 overall. The favorite is 6-1 ATS in the last 7 meetings.

The Virginia Tech Hokies are a good team, and they need to keep winning to secure a bid for the big dance, but I am worried about a letdown factor after that last second win over Clemson. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are rested, playing their best ball of the season, and they also need a win to get off the bubble. Notre Dame has really picked things up over the last month and is winning its last five games by an average of 11.8 points while holding teams under 40 percent shooting. I lean Irish.

Randy Chambers's Free Pick:
Notre Dame Fighting Irish PK

Randy Chambers

Randy has covered sports betting since 2014 and writes about everything from NFL to WNBA.
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