Coppin State Eagles at Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Prediction 12/29/18

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The winless Coppin State Eagles (0-14) head to Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center to take on the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (9-3). The game starts at 12 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 29, 2018, and will air on ACC Network.

Coppin State Eagles at Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Odds

In their last contest, the Fighting Irish defeated the UIC Flames, 84-67, while the Eagles were blown out by the Wisconsin Badgers, 85-63.

The Fighting Irish had a much better free throw rate (0.581 vs. 0.203) and had a much better offensive rebounding percentage (42.9 vs. 25.0). Coppin State, meanwhile, had a better offensive rebounding percentage (31.6 vs. 31.4). Nate Laszewski played a key role for Notre Dame with 12 points and nine rebounds. Lamar Morgan, meanwhile had a good game for Coppin State, putting up 15 points.

Notre Dame could dominate on the offensive side of the ball as their high-octane offense goes up against one of the NCAA’s worst defenses. The Fighting Irish currently rank 51st in offensive efficiency, while Coppin State ranks 343rd in defensive efficiency. Furthermore, the Eagles rank 315th in free throw attempt (FTA) rate (0.184), while the Fighting Irish rank 12th in opponents’ FTA rate (0.156).

Coppin State Eagles at Notre Dame Fighting Irish Odds Pick

Free College Basketball Pick: SU Winner – Notre Dame, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Notre Dame averages 39.9 rebounds per game, which ranks 40th in the NCAA. Coppin State ranks 209th in rebounds allowed per game (38.6).
  • The Fighting Irish rank 28th in steals allowed per game (5.2) while the Eagles rank 150th (7.8).
  • Notre Dame ranks 12th in blocks per game (5.8) while Coppin State ranks 95th (3.2).
  • The Fighting Irish rank 83rd in assists per game (14.6) while the Eagles rank 228th (9.0).
  • Coppin State averages 25.8 three pointers per game, which ranks 55th in the country. Notre Dame ranks 191st in three pointers allowed per game (24.9).

Bettings Trends:

  • The Fighting Irish’s average margin of victory in their last five games has been 12.2, up from 10.6 for the season.
  • During their last five games, the Eagles have scored an average of 54.8 points per game (2.3 below their season average) and allowed an average of 84.4 points per game (2.7 above their season average).