NCAAB

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Virginia Tech Hokies

Notre Dame
Fighting Irish
19 - 13
Virginia Tech
Hokies
21 - 10
March 07, 2018, 7:00 PM EST
 | Barclays Center

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Notre Dame
Fighting Irish
19 - 13
Virginia Tech
Hokies
21 - 10
March 07, 2018, 7:00 PM EST
 | Barclays Center
  • Yes, Notre Dame won its first-round game of the ACC tournament Tuesday but it was not the outing Irish fans were hoping for. Notre Dame allowed a Pitt team that went 0-18 in conference play to hang around and only edged the Panthers 67-64. With many doubting that Notre Dame has the ammo to steal an at-large bid into the NCAA Tournament, the Irish will need to continue their run through the ACC bracket with a victory over Virginia Tech on Wednesday.

    SHARK BITES
    • Virginia Tech is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games as underdog.
    • Notre Dame is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games against Virginia Tech.
    • Notre Dame is 4-0 ATS in its last 4 games after an ATS loss.

    Notre Dame lost to Virginia Tech in their lone meeting this season but that was during a low point for Mike Brey’s team. Both Bonzie Colson and Matt Farrell were out of the lineup due to injury, resulting in just seven Notre Dame players seeing minutes in that loss.

    If the Irish want to move forward in the tourney, they need to shoot better than their abysmal performance against Pitt. The team shot just 34.0 percent from the field and 5-for-19 from beyond the arc – Notre Dame’s only saving grace was hitting 26 of 31 attempts from the charity stripe. Notre Dame can’t rely on that Wednesday, as Virginia Tech is 20th in the nation in fouls per game.

    With victories over Virginia, Duke and Clemson, Virginia Tech has proven it can compete with any team. The Hokies own one of the most efficient offenses in the country with the program averaging 80.2 points per game while owning the seventh-best effective field-goal percentage. The defense can coast at times – something they might be able to do in this one – but has proven it can lock down when necessary.

    Sportsbook Odds & Computer Pick

    On the Sportsbook NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Virginia Tech sat as a 1-point underdog over at Sportsbook. Also, check out the current OVER/UNDER betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook Sportsbook

    Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Virginia Tech Hokies Matchup

    Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

    The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will look to cover the spread vs the Virginia Tech Hokies on Wednesday, as the Fighting Irish are 12-17 versus the spread this season, while the Hokies are 17-10 ATS. Notre Dame is 14-15 against the total, while Virginia Tech is 14-13 versus the total betting line.

    The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Hokies rated this week at No. 253 and the Fighting Irish sitting at No. 108.

    Statistical Matchup

    Offensively, the game matches up Virginia Tech's No. 38 nationally ranked offense (80.19 points per game) against a Notre Dame defense that sits as the No. 56 at 68.19 PPG. The Hokies have been averaging 50.03% from the field, more than the Fighting Irish have managed so far this season (44.82% on average).

    Recent Outings Betting Recap

    The Fighting Irish grabbed a 67-64 win over the Panthers on Tuesday, behind a 19-point effort from Bonzie Colson at Barclays Center.

    Justin Robinson scored 18 points in a futile effort to lead the Hokies to a win (they lost 69-68 to Miami at Watsco Center on Saturday).

    Betting Trends
    • Notre Dame is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
    • Notre Dame is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing Virginia Tech
    • Virginia Tech is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
    • Virginia Tech is 8-4 SU in its last 12 games
    • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Virginia Tech's last 5 games
    • Virginia Tech is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing Notre Dame

Odds

Wednesday, March 7 Wed Mar 7


Opening
Current

Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Opening
-1
-106
-120
o141.5
-110
+1
-106
+100
u141.5
-110
Spread
Moneyline
O/U
Current
-2.5
-110
-155
o141.5
-110
+2.5
-110
+135
u141.5
-110

Edge Finder

72.57
Total Score
70.81
46.27
Field Goal %
47.07
38.13
Three Point %
39.19
75.29
Free Throw %
75.05
33.77
Total Rebounds
31.55
72.57
Total Score
70.81
46.27
Field Goal %
47.07
75.29
Free Throw %
75.05
38.13
Three Point %
39.19
23.83
Three's Attempts
22.61
8.83
Three's Made
8.39
6.97
Offensive
8.03
26.80
Defensive
23.53
33.77
Total Rebounds
31.55
14.03
Assists
14.31
12.74
Fouls
14.86
10.43
Turnovers
10.83
5.06
Steals
5.05

Head To Head

ND
Stat Type VATEC
6-1
Record
1-6
4-3
ATS
3-4
3-2
O/U
3-2
80.14
Score
70.57
34.86
Half Time Score
31.00
47.69%
Field Goal Percentage
45.07%
37.57
Rebounds
30.86
64/171
3 Point Shots
50/131
6.14
Steals
5.29
ND
Stat Type VATEC
2-1
Record
1-2
1-2
ATS
2-1
2-1
O/U
2-1
78.00
Score
77.33
34.33
Half Time Score
36.67
47.09%
Field Goal Percentage
50.00%
35.00
Rebounds
29.00
24/64
3 Point Shots
26/61
5.67
Steals
5.00
Jan 27/18 (1 of 8)
ND
Stat Type VATEC
Home
Away
75
Score
80
-3
ATS
+3
143.5 o
O/U
143.5 u
27
Half Time Score
34
39.30%
Field Goal Percentage
50.90%
39
Rebounds
28
12/29
3 Point Shots
14/25
4
Steals
7
Jan 14/17 (2 of 8)
ND
Stat Type VATEC
Away
Home
76
Score
71
+1.5
ATS
-1.5
155.5 o
O/U
155.5 u
39
Half Time Score
31
51.90%
Field Goal Percentage
49.10%
31
Rebounds
32
7/18
3 Point Shots
5/18
8
Steals
4
Jan 20/16 (3 of 8)
ND
Stat Type VATEC
Home
Away
83
Score
81
-13
ATS
+13
151.5 o
O/U
151.5 u
37
Half Time Score
45
50.90%
Field Goal Percentage
50.00%
35
Rebounds
27
5/17
3 Point Shots
7/18
5
Steals
4
Jan 22/15 (4 of 8)
ND
Stat Type VATEC
Away
Home
85
Score
60
-10.5
ATS
+10.5
138 o
O/U
138 u
38
Half Time Score
28
49.20%
Field Goal Percentage
38.70%
43
Rebounds
29
12/26
3 Point Shots
7/24
4
Steals
1
Jan 19/14 (5 of 8)
ND
Stat Type VATEC
Home
Away
70
Score
63
-11
ATS
+11
136.5 o
O/U
136.5 u
39
Half Time Score
24
41.40%
Field Goal Percentage
52.10%
30
Rebounds
35
9/28
3 Point Shots
4/11
10
Steals
3
Jan 20/04 (6 of 8)
ND
Stat Type VATEC
Away
Home
74
Score
63
-2
ATS
+2
O/U
30
Half Time Score
22
45.60%
Field Goal Percentage
35.40%
42
Rebounds
37
8/27
3 Point Shots
5/18
3
Steals
11
Feb 22/03 (7 of 8)
ND
Stat Type VATEC
Home
Away
98
Score
76
-16.5
ATS
+16.5
O/U
34
Half Time Score
33
55.40%
Field Goal Percentage
42.90%
43
Rebounds
28
11/26
3 Point Shots
8/17
9
Steals
7
Feb 24/01 (8 of 8)
ND
Stat Type VATEC
Away
Home
0
Score
0
-12.5
ATS
+12.5
O/U
0
Half Time Score
0
0.00%
Field Goal Percentage
0.00%
0
Rebounds
0
0/0
3 Point Shots
0/0
0
Steals
0

Team Records

ND
Record VATEC
19-13
All
21-10
10-5
Home
14-4
6-7
Away
6-5
3-1
Neutral Site
1-1
11-5
As Fav
12-4
3-8
As Dog
5-6
12-17
ATS
17-10
4-8
ATS Home
9-5
6-7
ATS Away
7-4
2-2
ATS Neutral
1-1
14-13
O/U
13-13
8-4
O/U Home
7-7
5-8
O/U Away
5-6
1-3
O/U Neutral
2-0
ND
Record VATEC
9-10
All
10-8
5-4
Home
5-4
3-6
Away
5-4
1-0
Neutral Site
0-0
6-3
As Fav
5-3
2-7
As Dog
5-5
8-11
ATS
10-8
4-5
ATS Home
4-5
4-5
ATS Away
6-3
0-0
ATS Neutral
0-0
9-10
O/U
7-11
6-3
O/U Home
3-6
3-6
O/U Away
4-5
0-0
O/U Neutral
0-0
ND
Record VATEC
6-4
All
6-4
3-1
Home
3-2
2-3
Away
3-2
1-0
Neutral Site
0-0
4-1
As Fav
4-2
1-3
As Dog
2-2
5-5
ATS
7-3
2-2
ATS Home
3-2
3-2
ATS Away
4-1
0-1
ATS Neutral
0-0
5-5
O/U
2-8
3-1
O/U Home
1-4
2-3
O/U Away
1-4
0-1
O/U Neutral
0-0

Injuries

NamePositionInj Desc
J.R KoniecznyGIs out for season, Redshirt
Ven-Allen LubinFIs OUT Saturday vs Wake Forest, Ankle
NamePositionInj Desc
Darius MaddoxGIs "?" Saturday vs Virginia, Personal
Rodney RiceGIs out indefinitely, Finger

Last 10 Games

DateOppScoreSULineTotalATSFG%FT%3PTM
Mar 6, 2018PITT67-64W-17133.50L/U33.9683.875
Mar 3, 2018VIRGA57-62L+8.5121W/U35.8570.597
Feb 28, 2018PITT73-56W-19135.50L/U41.7966.677
Feb 24, 2018WAKE76-71WEv146.50W/O43.8690.008
Feb 19, 2018MIAMI74-77L-4.5139L/O52.8378.577
Feb 17, 2018BC84-67W+1.5144W/O63.2772.7314
Feb 12, 2018UNC66-83L+10151.50L/U37.9352.1710
Feb 10, 2018FLAST84-69W-1148W/O49.0983.3310
Feb 6, 2018BC96-85W-6.5142W/O52.5478.2616
Feb 3, 2018NCST58-76L+2.5147L/U38.8957.148
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DateOppScoreSULineTotalATSFG%FT%3PTM
Mar 3, 2018MIAMI68-69L+3.5143.50W/U46.9468.429
Feb 26, 2018DUKE64-63W+5154.50W/U44.0078.955
Feb 24, 2018LOUIS68-75L-4151.50L/U44.0755.566
Feb 21, 2018CLEMS65-58W-4141.50W/U34.4864.009
Feb 17, 2018GATEC76-56W-4139.50W/U52.8363.168
Feb 14, 2018DUKE52-74L+10.5163L/U42.8675.007
Feb 10, 2018VIRGA61-60W+12128W/U43.1475.0011
Feb 7, 2018NCST85-75W-6161W/U63.4655.173
Feb 3, 2018MIAMI75-84L-5149L/O48.3352.948
Jan 31, 2018BC85-80W-1154W/O43.4872.2212
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