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Boston University vs Notre Dame Pick & Preview: Wednesday, December 7th Betting Odds
Terriers vs Fighting Irish Matchup at a Glance
- Sport: NCAAB
- Teams: Boston University Terriers at Notre Dame Fighting Irish
- Where: South Bend at Purcell Pavilion
- Date: Wednesday, December 7th
- Betting Odds: Boston University +14.5, BOSTU +840 | ND -1586 O/U 133.5
Boston University will take the floor against the Fighting Irish with an overall record of 5-4. So far, the Terriers have played 5 games on the road, with a record of 2-3. For the season, Boston University has been the underdog in 2 games, sitting with a mark of 0-2. Currently, the oddsmakers have the lines set with the Terriers being +14.5 point underdogs.
Walter Whyte comes into today’s game as the Terriers’ leading scorer at 13.11 points per contest. Not only has Whyte been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Boston University’s top rebounder at 6.33 boards per contest. Behind Whyte, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jonas Harper who is second on the team in scoring at 11.78 points per game. Overall, he has hit 46.5% of his shots and is adding 1.56 boards per game.
Coming into today’s game, Boston University will be looking from some improved play from their offense. Currently, the Terriers are ranked 189th at 71.3 points per game. A major reason for their low scoring mumbers is the fact that they tend to work the clock on offense. This year, they are the 633rd ranked team in terms of pace. When looking at their 3-point shooting numbers, Boston University is close to the NCAA average at 35.8%.
Fighting Irish Preview:
Heading into today’s matchup vs Boston University, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish will be taking the floor for the 9th time this season and have an overall record of 6-2. Currently, the Fighting Irish have been the home team 7 times, sitting with a record of 6-1. The Fighting Irish’s are sitting with a betting line that is -14.5 points in their favor. For the season, Notre Dame has been favored to win in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 5-2.
Nate Laszewski comes into today’s game as the Fighting Irish’s leading scorer at 15.0 points per contest. Not only has Laszewski been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Notre Dame’s top rebounder at 8.38 boards per contest. Behind Laszewski, the team has benefited from the strong play of Dane Goodwin who is second on the team in scoring at 14.25 points per game. Overall, he has hit 49.4% of his shots and is adding 5.25 boards per game.
Notre Dame comes into their matchup vs Boston University looking to improve their offensive numbers, as they are just 162nd in college basketball at 72.5 points per game. One bright spot for them has been their ability to knock down 3-point shots, as they have connected at a rate of 38.0%. So far, 42.95% of the Fighting Irish’s shots have been from beyond the arc. When looking at the team’s pace of play, they are currently a below average unit at 65.2 possessions per game.
Free Spread Prediction: Notre Dame Fighting Irish -14.5
For today’s matchup between Notre Dame Fighting Irish and Boston University Terriers, our analysis points to Notre Dame covering the spread as the -14.5 point favorites. Although the Fighting Irish are just 0-4-1 over their previous 5 games as the favorite, we view the oddsmakers line being set too low. Today’s contest is an oustanding matchup for Notre Dame as they will be facing a Boston University team that also perfers to slow the game down. Look for the team to put together an efficient offensive performance while also limiting the Terriers’ offense, leading to not only a straight up win but an ATS victory. Before tip-off, be sure to go ahead and lock in your wager on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish to cover!
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