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Notre Dame vs Georgia Pick & Preview: Sunday, December 18th Betting Odds

Fighting Irish vs Bulldogs Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Georgia Bulldogs
  • Where: Atlanta at State Farm Arena
  • Date: Sunday, December 18th
  • Betting Odds: Notre Dame -2.5, ND -145 | GA +117 O/U 133.5

Fighting Irish Preview:

Notre Dame will take the floor against the Bulldogs with an overall record of 7-3. So far, the Fighting Irish have played 1 game on the road, with a record of 0-1. This season, Notre Dame has been favored to win in 8 games, sitting with a mark of 6-2. For today’s contest, Notre Dame have a betting line set -2.5 points in their favor.

Nate Laszewski comes into today’s game as the Fighting Irish’s leading scorer at 14.9 points per contest. Not only has Laszewski been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Notre Dame’s top rebounder at 8.3 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 12.9 points per game. Overall, he has hit 45.6% of his shots and is adding 4.9 boards per game.

Notre Dame comes into their matchup vs Georgia 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.

Bulldogs Preview:

Through 10 games, the Georgia Bulldogs have an overall record of 7-3. Currently, the Bulldogs have been the home team 7 times, sitting with a record of 6-1. So far, the Bulldogs have been the underdog 3 times, going 0-3 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +2.5 underdogs on the spread.

Georgia’s leading scorer this season is Terry Roberts who is averaging 14.22 points per contest. So far, Roberts has accounted for 18.29% of the team’s scoring. In addition, he is contributing 4.67 rebounds per game and 4.44 assists. Kario Oquendo is the second leading scorer for the Bulldogs, averaging 13.86 points per game. Between him and Oquendo, they are accounting for 32.2% of the team’s scoring.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Georgia this season, as they are currently ranked 244th in college basketball at 69.8 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Bulldogs’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 32.4%, placing them 349th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Georgia Bulldogs +2.5

After boiling down all the statistics and trends, it is clear why the oddsmakers have placed the Notre Dame Fighting Irish as the favorites to win. Not only do the Georgia Bulldogs have a mediocre record vs the spread at home of late 4-6, but Notre Dame also has the statistical edge in 3-pointers made per game and overall field goal percentage. Yet, our model shows that the current odds of -2.5 in favor of the Fighting Irish is too high and there is good value on grabbing Georgia vs the spread. While most bettors will likely be piling on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish as the favorite, we full good about taking the oppsite side and grabbing Georgia taking the points.