Virginia vs. Notre Dame - 2/11/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Notre Dame Fighting Irish (15-8) at Virginia Cavaliers (15-7)
College Basketball: Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 9:00 pm (John Paul Jones Arena)
The Line: Virginia Cavaliers -4.5 -- Over/Under: 122.5
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Virginia Cavaliers meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the John Paul Jones Arena.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish look to build on their four-game winning streak. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are averaging 76.2 points on 43 percent shooting and allowing 68.4 points on 41 percent shooting. John Mooney is averaging 16.5 points and 13 rebounds while TJ Gibbs is averaging 14.3 points and 3.4 assists. Prentiss Hubb is the third double-digit scorer and Dane Goodwin is grabbing 3.5 rebounds. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are shooting 35.1 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are allowing 34 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.4 rebounds per game. The Notre Dame Fighting Irish have split their last six road games.
The Virginia Cavaliers need a win after splitting their last 10 games. The Virginia Cavaliers are averaging 56.8 points on 40.7 percent shooting and allowing 51.7 points on 36.3 percent shooting. Mamadi Diakite is averaging 13.3 points and 6.7 rebounds while Braxton Key is averaging 10.5 points and 7.2 rebounds. Kihei Clark is the third double-digit scorer and Jay Huff is grabbing 6.1 rebounds. The Virginia Cavaliers are shooting 28.8 percent from beyond the arc and 70.3 percent from the free throw line. The Virginia Cavaliers are allowing 29.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.9 rebounds per game. The Virginia Cavaliers have won four of their last six home games.
Will update with trends once they're released.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are playing better basketball as of late, but they're still an underachieving team that's hard to trust against the better teams in this conference. The Virginia Cavaliers are a rough 7-15 ATS on the season, but they're still the best defensive team in the country, and they win at home by an average of 9.4 points while allowing 34.5 percent shooting from the field. I'll gladly lay the reasonable number with the Virginia Cavaliers at home.