Auburn vs Notre Dame Prediction - College Basketball Picks 11/16/23
Notre Dame Fighting Irish (1-1) vs Auburn Tigers (1-1)
Game Info: Thursday, November 16, 2023 at 9:00 pm (Barclays Center)
Betting Odds: Notre Dame Fighting Irish +15.5 -- Over/Under: 146.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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The Auburn Tigers will play the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Thursday night in the Vivid Seats Legends Classic at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Auburn is 1-1 on the season and is coming off of a win, while Notre Dame is 1-1 and coming off of a loss.
The Auburn Tigers are 1-1 this season after they defeated SE Louisiana by a score of 86-71 in their last game. Auburn led 39-28 at the half and they scored 47 points in the second half for the win. The Tigers shot 41.4% from the field and made 11 three pointers in the game. Auburn lost to Baylor by a score of 88-82 in their first game of the season. The Tigers are scoring 84 points per game with 42 rebounds per game and 19.5 assists per game, while giving up 79.5 points against per game this season. Johni Broome has led the Tigers this year with 17 points per game, 11 rebounds per game, and 2.0 assists per game. Auburn is shooting 42.9% from the field, 75.6% on free throws, and 39.2% on three pointers this season.
Notre Dame Preview
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 1-1 this year after they lost to Western Carolina by a score of 71-61 in their last game. Notre Dame trailed 42-29 at halftime and they did play better in the second half, but it wasn’t enough to complete the comeback. The Fighting Irish shot 37.9% from the field and were out rebounded by a total of 43-38 in the game. Notre Dame defeated Niagara by a score of 70-63 in their season opener. The Fighting Irish are scoring 65.5 points per game with 36.5 rebounds per game and 9.5 assists per game, while allowing 67 points against per game this season. Markus Burton has led the Fighting Irish with 23 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 3.0 assists per game. Notre Dame is shooting 44.1% from the field, 73.3% on free throws, and 25.6% on three pointers this year.
Notre Dame comes into this matchup after struggling through their first two games and they are a pretty big underdog in this one. Auburn did lose a thrilling game to Baylor to start the year, but they bounced back with a nice win in their last game. The Tigers have allowed 88 and 71 points in their first two games and they are only shooting 42.9% from the field, while Notre Dame is at 44.1% from the field. Notre Dame needs to get better quickly if they want to compete this year, but I think they are going to keep this game close. The Auburn defense isn’t great and this is a lot of points. Take Notre Dame here.