Rutgers vs. Notre Dame 3/16/22 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions

Game: Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Date & Time: 3/17/2022, 1:10 AM UTC
Location: UD Arena
Address: Dayton, OH
Latest Odds: ND -1 ; O/U 132
TV Channel: truTV

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish play the Rutgers Scarlet Knights on Wednesday in a First Four matchup in the West Region of the NCAA basketball tournament at the UD Arena in Dayton, Ohio. Notre Dame finished its regular season at 22-10 overall and 15-5 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Fighting Irish were defeated by the Virginia Tech Hokies in the quarterfinals of the ACC tournament.

Blake Wesley is the leading scorer for Notre Dame with an average of 14.6 points per game, while Paul Atkinson Jr is the leading rebounder with an average of 7.0 rebounds per game and Prentiss Hubb is the leader in assists with an average of 4.0 assists per game. Notre Dame has four players that average double-figures in scoring and as a team scores an average of 72.5 points per game.

Rutgers finished its regular season at 18-13 overall and 12-8 in Big 10 play. Rutgers was defeated by the Iowa Hawkeyes 84-74 on Friday in the quarterfinals of the Big Ten Tournament. Geo Baker was the leading scorer for Rutgers with 23 points, while Clifford Omoruyi scored 17 points. Rutgers finished the season losing four of its final six.

Ron Harper Jr is the leading scorer for Rutgers with an average of 15.6 points per game, while Clifford Omoruyi is the leading rebounder with an average of 7.9 rebounds per game and Paul Mulcahy leader in assists with an average of 5.3 assists per game. Rutgers has three players averaging double figures in scoring and as a team is scoring an average of 67.9 points per game.

Odds Table

Betting Trends

  • Notre Dame is 14-6 ATS in its last 20
  • The OVER has cashed in 7 of the Fighting Irish last 8
  • Rutgers is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6
  • The UNDER has cashed in 4 of the Scarlet Knights last 5
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Free NCAA Basketball Pick: Notre Dame Fighting Irish -1

Notre Dame has played better than Rutgers down the stretch, as the Fighting Irish have covered the spread in four out of their last six. Notre Dame finished the season allowing an average of only 66.2 points per game and the Fighting Irish scored an average of 72.3 points per game. Rutgers has failed to cover the number in five of its last six and the Scarlet Knights were 2-4 straight up over their final six. Final Score Prediction, Notre Dame Fighting Irish win and cover ATS 70-66.


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