Texas A&M at Notre Dame: 11/24/21 College Basketball Picks and Prediction
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Notre Dame Fighting Irish (3-1) vs Texas A&M Aggies (5-1)
Game Info: Wednesday, November 24, 2021 at 11:30 pm (Michelob Ultra Arena)
Betting Odds: Notre Dame Fighting Irish -4 -- Over/Under: 131 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Texas A&M Aggies & Notre Dame Fighting Irish will square off at Michelob Ultra Arena this Wednesday night in the Maui Jim Maui Invitational.
The Texas A&M Aggies improved to 5-1 on the season after defeating the Butler Bulldogs, 57-50, last night. Texas A&M was outstanding defensively against Butler and had no trouble securing the victory after taking a 49-37 lead with 11:06 left in regulation. Texas A&M shot 41.2% from the field & 36.4% from beyond the arc while holding Butler to 36.2% shooting from the field & 25.0% from beyond the arc. Texas A&M won the turnover battle by a 19-12 margin and pulled down 34 rebounds in the victory. Leading the way for the Aggies was Quenton Jackson who had 15 points, 3 rebounds, & 5 assists in 26 minutes from off the bench.
On the season, Texas A&M is averaging 69.8 ppg on 42.7% shooting from the field. The Aggies are averaging 7.3 three-pointers per game on 36.4% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Texas A&M has been led by Quenton Jackson (12.2 ppg, 3.0 rpg, 1.3 apg, 2.0 spg), Henry Coleman III (11.0 ppg, 6.2 rpg, 1.3 spg), Tyrece Radford (9.8 ppg, 6.0 rpg, 1.5 apg), & Marcus Williams (9.8 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 3.0 apg, 1.0 spg).
Defensively, Texas A&M is holding their opponents to an average of 58.2 ppg on 37.1% shooting from the field. The Aggies have a rebound margin of 2.0 and a turnover margin of 4.0.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish improved to 3-1 on the season after defeating the Chaminade Silverswords, 90-64, last night. Notre Dame led by just a 41-38 margin at halftime, however, the Fighting Irish dominated Chaminade on both ends of the court in the 2nd half and pulled away after taking a 66-40 lead with 11:47 left in regulation. Notre Dame shot 56.1% from the field & 46.2% from beyond the arc while holding Chaminade to just 34.8% shooting from the field & 36.0% from beyond the arc. Notre Dame lost the turnover battle by a 12-9 margin, however, outrebounded Chaminade by a 43-32 margin in the victory. Leading the way for the Fighting Irish was Nate Laszewski who had a double-double with 15 points, 15 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks, & 2 steals.
On the season, Notre Dame is averaging 71.8 ppg on 45.1% shooting from the field. The Fighting Irish are averaging 8.8 three-pointers per game on 34.3% shooting from beyond the arc. Offensively, Notre Dame has been led by Paul Atkinson Jr. (15.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg, 1.0 apg, 1.0 spg, 1.0 bpg), Dane Goodwin (14.3 ppg, 5.3 rpg), Cormac Ryan (10.3 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 2.0 apg), & Nate Laszewski (7.8 ppg, 11.5 rpg, 1.0 apg, 1.0 spg, 1.5 bpg).
Defensively, Notre Dame is holding their opponents to an average of 59.8 ppg on 39.9% shooting from the field. The Fighting Irish have a rebound margin of 7.0 and a turnover margin of 1.5.
The Aggies are 8-21 ATS in their last 29 neutral site games as an underdog & 7-19 ATS in their last 26 games following a ATS win. The Fighting Irish are 5-16 ATS in their last 21 Wednesday games & 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
Texas A&M had a nice bounce back game against Butler after losing their first game of the season against Wisconsin and has been led by their defense that ranks 33rd in scoring defense & 38th in defensive FG%. Notre Dame was a bit sluggish in the 1st half against Chaminade, however, showed their upside in the 2nd half and have also been led by their defense that currently ranks t-46th in scoring defense & t-69th in rebound margin. I’m expecting this to be more of a low-scoring, competitive game and when it’s all said and done, I think I’m going to want to have the points at the end of this one. Take Texas A&M and the points. Good Luck!