Citadel Bulldogs vs Fighting Irish Prediction 12/19/2023

The Citadel Bulldogs (6-5) travel to face off against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (4-6) on Tuesday, December 19th. This game will be played at Purcell Pavilion in South Bend and televised on ACCN. Both Citadel and Notre Dame will be looking to bounce back from losses in their previous games. Tip-off is scheduled for 6:00 ET.

Citadel Bulldogs vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish

The Citadel Bulldogs Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

In today’s game against Notre Dame, the Citadel Bulldogs will come in with a 6-5 overall record. They have a 1-4 record on the road, and a 3-1 record this season. As Citadel enters today’s game, their ATS record stands at 5-4. In ATS away games, the Bulldogs are currently 2-3, while they are 3-1 at home vs. the spread.

Through 11 games, Citadel has an over/under record of 3-5-1 with their games averaging a combined 136.6 points per game so far. When analyzing the Bulldogs’ last five games, they have produced a combined average of 142 points per game and an over/under record of 2-1-1.

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Notre Dame is preparing to play their 11th game of the season and currently hold a 4-6 record. In their previous ten home games, including last year, Notre Dame has gone 4-6. As of today’s game, Notre Dame has a 4-4 record against the spread. Looking at their performance in the last five games, they are 3-2 ATS.

Through 10 games, Notre Dame has an over/under record of 1-7-0 with their games averaging a combined 129.1 points per game so far. Over the course of the last five games, the Fighting Irish’s games have averaged 131 points per game, along with an over/under record of 2-3.

Citadel Offense Breakdown

The Bulldogs’ offense finished with 71 points in their previous game, mirroring their current average of 71.2 points per contest. Leading Citadel in scoring vs. Charleston was Madison Durr with his 18 points. AJ Smith also added 18 points for the Bulldogs.

AJ Smith (G) 16.6 4.1 0.8
Elijah Morgan (G) 11.7 4.0 0.9
Madison Durr (G) 9.5 3.8 3.5

Notre Dame Offense Breakdown

Against Marquette, the Notre Dame had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 64.6 points per game. They scored 59 points and posted a field goal percentage of 36.5% in the game. Markus Burton was the leading scorer for the Fighting Irish, putting up 20 points. In addition, Julian Roper II contributed 9 points.

Markus Burton (G) 15.8 3.5 3.7
J.R Konieczny (G) 9.4 5.4 0.8
Tae Davis (F) 9.0 5.9 0.7

Citadel Team Defense

In the current season, the Citadel defense has excelled, sitting 47th in the nation by allowing 64.4 points per game. Citadel’s three-point defense is currently 26th in the country at 4.7 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 38.8% of their shots vs. Citadel.

Notre Dame Team Defense

This season, the Notre Dame defense has been impressive, holding the 73rd position in the country while permitting an average of 66.7 points per contest. The Notre Dame defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 78 points and allowed Marquette to connect on 8 threes.

Bulldogs vs Fighting Irish Trends

  • Through their last five road games, Citadel has an ATS record of just 2-3. However, their overall record was 1-4 while averaging 67 points per game.
  • Notre Dame has a 0-3 record in their last three home games. In this stretch, they averaged 53 points per game while allowing 68. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
  • Looking back on the team’s last five games as the underdog, the Bulldogs have a straight up record of 0-5. Their record vs the spread in these games was 2-3.
  • Spanning across their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Fighting Irish have gone 3-7 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 5-5.

Bulldogs vs Fighting Irish Prediction

Not only do we have the Fighting Irish winning this one by a score of 79-65, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Fighting Irish at -8.5.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 127.5 and our model has the Bulldogs and Fighting Irish finishing with a combined 144 points. Our pick is to take the over.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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