Notre Dame at Rutgers: 3/16/22 College Basketball Pick and Prediction
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Rutgers Scarlet Knights (18-13) vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish (22-10)
Game Info: Wednesday, March 16, 2022 at 9:10 pm (University of Dayton Arena)
Betting Odds: Rutgers Scarlet Knights +1 -- Over/Under: 132 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights will play the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in this college basketball matchup scheduled for Tuesday Night in the first round of the NCAA Tournament.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are coming off of a 7 point loss against Virginia Tech in their last time out. Prentiss Hubb led Notre Dame with 23 points on 8-of-12 shooting with three 3-pointers. Cormac Ryan hit all eight of his foul shots and scored 20. Nate Laszewski pitched in with 12 points and 10 rebounds, while Dane Goodwin scored 11.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are led in scoring by Blake Wesley who averages 14.6 points and 3.6 rebounds for this team. Dane Goodwin averages 13.9 points and 4.8 rebounds a night. Paul Atkinson is the third leading scorer for the Fighting Irish as he averages 12.6 points a game for this team.
The Fighting Irish are averaging 72.5 points per game on 46.2% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 66.8 points per game. They are shooting 75.8% from the free throw line.
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are coming off of a 10 point loss against Iowa in their last time out. Geo Baker led fourth-seeded Rutgers with 23 points. Clifford Omoruyi had 17 points, and Ron Harper Jr. and Paul Mulchay each scored 13 points.
The Rutgers Scarlet Knights are led in scoring by Ron Harper who averages 15.6 points and 5.9 rebounds for this team. Geo Baker averages 12.4 points and 2 rebounds a night. Clifford Omoruyi is the third leading scorer for the Scarlet Knights as he averages 11.8 points a game for this team.
The Scarlet Knights are averaging 67.9 points per game on 44.3% shooting from the field. They are allowing opponents to score 65.8 points per game. They are shooting 70.1% from the free throw line.
The Fighting Irish are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 NCAA Tournament games and are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 neutral site games. The Scarlet Knights are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a double-digit loss at home ad are 8-2-1 ATS in their last 11 games as an underdog. The Scarlet Knights are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Wednesday games. I like for Rutgers to get the win here to start the tournament as they are in the middle of their best basketball.
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