Notre Dame vs. Miami - 2/23/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Miami Hurricanes (14-12) at Notre Dame Fighting Irish (16-10)
College Basketball: Sunday, February 23, 2020 at 6:00 pm (Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center)
The Line: Notre Dame Fighting Irish -8 -- Over/Under: 147 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Miami (FL) Hurricanes (14-12, 6-10 CONF) and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (16-10, 7-8 CONF) will meet on Sunday, February 23rd for an ACC matchup at the Purcell Pavilion in South Bend, IN. The game will be played at 6:00 PM eastern time.
Miami is coming off a 102-95 triple-overtime win over Virginia Tech on the road in their last game. Miami has now won three straight games in ACC play over Boston College, Wake Forest, and Virginia Tech. Miami is still four games under .500 in ACC play. Notre Dame is coming off a 77-76 home win over North Carolina in their last game. That win snapped a two-game losing streak for Notre Dame, who is currently one game under .500 in ACC play.
Miami scores 73.2 points per game on 43.9 percent field goal shooting this season. Miami’s leading scorer is G Chris Lykes, who scores 15.5 points per game. The leading rebounder for Miami is F Sam Waardenburg, who earns 6.1 rebounds per game. Miami allows 74.6 points per game to the opposition, therefore they have a -1.4 scoring differential so far this season. Miami also earns 34.3 rebounds, 10.3 assists, 3.7 blocks, and 5.7 steals per game as a team.
Notre Dame scores 74.6 points per game on 42.4 percent field goal shooting this season. Notre Dame’s leading scorer and rebounder is F John Mooney, who scores 16.2 points per game and earns 12.7 rebounds per game. Notre Dame allows 69 points per game to the opposition, thus they have a +5.6 point differential so far this season. Notre Dame also earns 37.6 rebounds, 16.8 assists, 3.8 blocks, and 5.7 steals per game as a team.
Miami is 14-12 against the spread and 6-4 against the spread in their last ten games. Miami is also 5-5 against the spread on the road so far this season. Notre Dame is 15-11 against the spread this season and 7-3 against the spread in their last ten games. Notre Dame is also 9-7 against the spread at home so far this season.
This is a ton of points for a team like Notre Dame to lay. Miami has not impressed me that much this season, but this is still a very tough ACC school. Notre Dame only defeated UNC by one at home in their last game, so I will take Miami and the 8 points, as I think Miami has a shot to win this one outright.