Notre Dame vs Miami College Basketball Pick Against the Spread – ATS Experts
ATS Experts Free NCAAB Spread Pick by James Murphy
Date: January 12, 2017
Game Time: 7pm EST
NCAAB Odds: Miami -2
#20 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (14-2; ATS; 6-3-1 ATS; 7-3 O/U) vs. Miami Florida Hurricanes (11-3; 3-9 ATS; 3-8 O/U)
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish travel to Miami to take on the Hurricanes. Notre Dame is out for revenge after falling to Miami twice last season. Notre Dame is (3-0) in the ACC while the Hurricanes are (1-1).
Notre Dame hopes to remain perfect in conference play this season and in order to do so they must continue to shoot well beyond the arc. This past weekend the Irish picked up a solid win over Clemson, 75-70. Notre Dame shot 46.7% from the field and made a remarkable 15 three-pointers in the victory. Notre Dame’s leading scorer Bonzie Colson was solid as well, scoring 13 points along with 12 rebounds, collecting his third straight double-double and now has ten on the season. Colson has been doing it all for the Fighting Irish, leading the team in scoring with 16.4 points per game, and also leads the team and the entire ACC with 10.8 rebounds per game. The Irish average 82 PPG and concede 66 PPG.
Miami is a perfect (8-0) on their home court as they welcome to the #20th ranked Irish. The Hurricanes are coming off a tough defeat on January 4th losing to Syracuse 70-55. Prior to their defeat vs the Orange, the Hurricanes had won 7 straight games.
Miami isn’t necessarily an offensive threat to run up the score but they are very good on the defensive end and allow only 59 PPG which currently ranks them 6th in the country. A big advantage for the ‘Canes has been their rebounding advantage grabbing 39 boards per game. This Miami defense could give the Irish some fits defensively and if the Irish aren’t hitting the 3-pointers then this plays right into Miami’s favor.
As much as I like the Hurricanes at home it’s tough ignore their terrible 3-9 ATS on the season and just 1-8 ATS their last 9 games. I’m taking the points in this matchup and like the Irish to pull out a tough road win.
Notre Dame vs Miami Spread Pick: Notre Dame +2