Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights 3-16-22

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights 3/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights 3/16/2022 Picks Predictions Previews

 

The 11th ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish (ACC) will battle 11th ranked Rutgers Scarlet Knights (B-10) in the 1st round of the Men’s Basketball Championship at UD Arena in Dayton on Wednesday at 9:10 PM ET.

 

Notre Dame entered the First Four match-up in the West Region after finishing with an overall record of 22-10 and 15-5 in the conference. The Fighting Irish bowed to the Virginia Tech Hokies in the ACC tournament quarterfinal round on March 10 following their 78-54 victory over the Pittsburgh Panthers in the end-game of the regular season.

 

Notre Dame took 3rd place at 15-5 in the ACC with a 22-10 overall standing and a 7-5 road record on the year. The Fighting Irish were outscored by the Hokies in their last Thursday’s match by 11 points at halftime and made a 49-45 rally in the final half but still lost the game at 80-87.

 

Guard Prentiss Hubb scored 23 points with a team-high 5 assists in leading Notre Dame while Forward Nate Laszewski led in rebounding with 10 and added 12 points for the Fighting Irish.

 

No. 11 Notre Dame scored an average of 72.5 PPG with four players on double-figure average scoring and Guard Blake Wesley led the scoring with an average of 14.6 PPG while Forward Paul Atkinson Jr. controlled the glass for the Fighting Irish with an average of 7.0 rebounds per game. Guard Prentiss Hubb dished out 4.0 assists per contest in leading Notre Dame.  

 

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Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Predictions 3/16/2022

 

The 11th ranked Rutgers Scarlet Knights lost the conference tournament versus 5th ranked Iowa Hawkeyes (74-84). The Scarlet Knights won their last two games in the regular season against the Indiana Hoosiers (66-63) and the Penn State Nittany Lions (59-58), ending a three-game losing streak.

 

Rutgers occupied 5th place at 12-8 in the Big Ten Conference with an overall standing at 18-13 and a road record of 4-9 on the year.

 

In losing to Iowa, the Scarlet Knights chased a 32-41 lead in the first half and ended up scoring 42 points in the final half but still lost the match at 74-84. Geo Baker led with 23 points, 3 rebounds, and 3 steals in the losing effort.

 

Forward Ron Harper Jr. led the Scarlet Knights in scoring with an average of 15.6 PPG while Center Clifford Omoruyi led the rebounding with an average of 7.9 boards per contest. Guard Paul Mulcahy distributed an average of 5.3 assists per outing in leading Rutgers.

 

The Scarlet Knights recorded an average scoring of 67.9 PPG with three players on double-digit average scoring this season.     

 

No.11 Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs. no.11 Rutgers Scarlet Knights. The NCAAB Pick for this outing is Notre Dame -1. The Fighting Irish played better basketball with an average scoring of 72.5 PPG while the Knights have 67.9 PPG.

 

Notre Dame is 4-2 ATS while Rutgers is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 and 2-4 SU in their last 6 contests. Prediction: The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will win at 68-65.    

 

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NCAAB Starting Time: 9:10 PM ET

 

Location: The University of Dayton Arena in Dayton, OH

 

Date: Wednesday, March 16, 2022

 

TV: TRUTV

 

NCAAB Odds/Point Spread: Notre Dame Fighting Irish -1          

 

NCAAB Totals: 132

 

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