Miami Hurricanes vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Free Pick - Game Analysis and Odds
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish (16-11) host the Miami Hurricanes (18-8) in an ACC game at the Purcell Pavilion in South Bend, Indiana on Monday, February 19, 2018, at 7:00 PM ET. Notre Dame is the 4.5-point home favorite on Monday’s NCAA board with the total line offered at 140.5 points.
Miami hosted Syracuse in their latest, where they were on the losing end of a 62-55 score. Chris Lykes was the leading scorer for the Hurricanes with 14 points on a weak four of 16 shooting and the only other player for the team to go for double figures was Lonnie Walker IV who contributed 12 points on 5 of 12 shooting. Frank Howard was the top scorer for the Orange with 18 points on 8 of 15 shooting and four of five starters for the club scored at least 11 points. Miami was tied at the half but was outscored by seven points in the second half. The ‘Canes struggled to get clean shots and finished with a 33.9 FG%, and on the other side of the court, Syracuse recorded a 48.1 FG%. The Hurricanes failed to cover the spread as a 4-point favorite and the combined points scored of 117 fell short of the 129 total line resulting in an UNDER. After winning three in a row, Miami has lost their last three games. IN ACC action they’re 7-7 and is 6-4 overall on the road.
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Notre Dame was on the road in their last game, and they came away with a comfortable win beating Boston College 84-67. Matt Farrell led the Fighting Irish with a big game with 37 points on 12 of 17 shooting hitting 10 of his 12 three-pointers and three starters on the team picked up at least 12 points. Jerome Robinson was the high scorer for the Eagles with 29 points on 11/15 shooting hitting five of his eight 3-pointers. Notre Dame outscored Boston College by 16 points in the first half, and for the game, they shot a scorching 63.3% from the floor while they held the Eagles to a 44.6 FG%. The Fighting Irish crushed the 1.5-point underdog point spread, and the sharp-shooting by the team helped send the total OVER. After losing seven in a row, Notre Dame has won three of their last four games to bring their ACC record to 6-8.
Miami ranks 184th in the nation in ppg and 39th in opponents’ ppg, and Notre Dame ranks tied for 103rd in ppg and tied for 79th in opponents’ ppg.
This game is the first meeting between these teams this season, and last season in the lone match-up, which was at Miami, the Fighting Irish beat the Hurricanes 67-62.
This season Miami is 9-12 ATS with an O/U record of 10-11, and Notre Dame is 10-13 ATS with an O/U record of 12-10.
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Notre Dame: 85.88
01/30/18 G Bruce Brown Foot is OUT 5-6 weeks
02/18/18 G D.J. Harvey Knee is OUT Monday vs. Miami Florida
02/18/18 G Rex Pflueger Back is "?" Monday vs. Miami Florida
01/09/18 F Bonzie Colson Foot is out indefinitely
Miami at Notre Dame NCAAB Key Betting Trends
- MIA is 0-4 ATS in their last four games
- MIA is 1-5 ATS in their previous six games against a team with a winning record
- MIA has an Over record of 4-1 in their last five road games
- ND is 5-1 ATS in their previous six home games vs. a team with a winning road record
- ND is 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following an ATS win
- ND has an Over record of 4-0 in their previous four home games
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Miami at Notre Dame Prediction 2/19/18
The Hurricanes haven’t had the easiest schedule as of late, which is a factor in their three-game losing streak. However, two of the three games were at home, and now they hit the road to take on the Irish. Notre Dame is only 4-3 at home in ACC games but in the trio of losses the first was to UNC a game they lost by one point followed by an overtime loss to Louisville by three and to Virginia Tech without their high flying guard G Matt Farrell (37 points last game). Miami hasn't looked the same since losing G Bruce Brown, so I look for the home squad to get the victory, and the point spread cover.