The Notre Dame Fighting Irish (7-3) will be at home in Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center when they clash with the Dartmouth Big Green (3-5). The games Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 141 points with Notre Dame opening as a 27-point favorite. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 19, 2017.
Dartmouth Big Green at Notre Dame Fighting Irish Odds Preview
In the Big Green’s last matchup, they were beaten by the UIC Flames, 76-60. With 16 points on 5-for-13 shooting, Miles Wright led Dartmouth in scoring. UIC had a turnover percentage of 13.8 (better than their season average of 19.6). Dartmouth, on the other hand, did a great job of making free throws (17-22; 77.3 percent).
The Fighting Irish are trying to rebound after their 80-77 loss to the Indiana Hoosiers in their last matchup. Bonzie Colson was Notre Dame’s high scorer with 29 points on 9-for-21 shooting. Indiana held the Fighting Irish to an offensive rebounding percentage of 22.5 (below their season average of 28.3). Notre Dame, on the other hand, forced the Hoosiers into a turnover percentage of 19.5 (above their season average of 15.5).
The productive offense of Notre Dame will go head-to-head against the bottom-tier defense of Dartmouth. Dating back to last season, the Fighting Irish rank ninth in offensive efficiency, while the Big Green are 292nd in defensive efficiency. The Fighting Irish figure to have the edge on that side of the ball.
These two teams are complete opposites in terms of the O/U total. Dartmouth games have finished under 66.7 percent of the time, while games involving Notre Dame have gone over 57.1 percent of the time. Looking at straight up (SU) and against the spread (ATS) records, the Fighting Irish have a substantial advantage. They are 7-3 SU and 4-3 ATS, while the Big Green are 3-5 SU and 0-2-1 ATS.
Dartmouth Big Green at Notre Dame Fighting Irish Odds Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Notre Dame, ATS Winner – Notre Dame, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Fighting Irish average 15.6 assists per game, which ranks 81st in the nation. The Big Green rank 83rd in assists allowed per game (12.6).
- Notre Dame ranks 46th in steals per game (7.2) while Dartmouth ranks 185th (4.9).
- The Fighting Irish rank 50th in blocks per game (3.9) while the Big Green rank 169th (2.3).
- Dartmouth ranks 170th in three pointers attempted per game (20.9) while Notre Dame ranks 194th in three pointers allowed per game (21.2).