St. Mary's at Notre Dame - 11/22/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction

St. Mary's at Notre Dame - 11/22/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction Photo by Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Notre Dame (2-0) vs St. Mary's (4-0)

Game Info: Monday, November 22, 2021 at 11:30 pm (Michelob Ultra Arena)

Betting Odds: Notre Dame Fighting Irish -1.5 -- Over/Under: 135 Click Here for the Latest Odds

The Saint Mary’s Gaels will square off against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in this opening round matchup of the Maui Invitational. The Gaels are undefeated on the season. Notre Dame is also undefeated but has only played 2 games so far while the Gaels have played 4.

Notre Dame has only played two games which are one of the fewest so far in college basketball in the early part of the season. They have wins over Cal State Northridge and High Point.

The Fighting Irish have held opponents to an average of 56.5 points per game and a 38.2 two-point field goal percentage. The Fighting Irish are scoring 69 points a game on 41.7% shooting from the field. 

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The Fighting Irish are led in scoring by Paul Attkinson who is averaging 17.5 points per game and 8.5 rebounds. Shooter Dane Goodwin averages 15 a game.

The Saint Mary’s Gaels are undefeated and are coming off of a win against Bellarmine. The Gaels were led by Matthais Tass who had 25 points and 6 rebounds. He was helped out by Tommy Kushe who contributed 15 points and 6 assists in the evening. 

The Gaels are averaging 74.3 points per game on 44.5% shooting from the field. Their leading scorer is senior Dan Fotu. The 6-foot-7 forward is averaging 13 points per game for the Saint Mary's Gaels.

The under is 8-3 in Fighting Irish last 11 games following a straight up win. The under is 6-1 in Gaels last 7 games following a straight up win, 6-1 in Gaels last 7 neutral site games and 5-1 in Gaels last 6 games following a ATS loss.

The Fighting Irish are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 games overall and are 2-8 ATS in their last 10 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.

The Gaels are 3-9 ATS in their last 12 games overall but should pick up the cover here against a Notre Dame team that hasn’t faced enough competition to keep up in this matchup. I think Saint Mary’s wins this game by a lot more.

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