Citadel Bulldogs vs Notre Dame 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

As they prepare for their 12th game of the season, Citadel comes into their matchup against Notre Dame with a record of 6-5. So far this season, Citadel has struggled on the road, going 1-4, but they have been strong at home, going 3-1. At the moment, Citadel has a winning record against the spread at 5-4. In their last ten games this season, Citadel has gone 2-2 vs. the spread.

So far, Citadel’s games have averaged 136.6 points per game with the average over/under line being 138.2 points. Over the course of the last five games, the Bulldogs’ games have averaged 142 points per game, along with an over/under record of 2-1-1.

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

After playing 10 games, Notre Dame comes into this matchup with an overall record of 4-6. In their previous five home games, including last year, Notre Dame has gone 2-3 at home. Against the spread, Notre Dame holds a 4-4 record this season. In their previous five games, they are 3-2 vs. the spread.

Up to this point, games involving Notre Dame have had an average of 129.1 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 137.1 points. Their over/under record is 1-7-0. The Fighting Irish’s last five games have finished with a combined 131 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.

Citadel Offense Breakdown

The Bulldogs’ offense wrapped up their last game with 71 points, aligning closely with their current season 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

The Notre Dame offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 59 points versus Marquette. During the game, they attempted 35 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 36.5%. The top scorer for the Fighting Irish was Markus Burton with 20 points, while Julian Roper II also chipped in with 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

Currently, the Bulldogs’ defense holds the 46th rank in the nation, allowing 64.4 points per game. Against Charleston in their most recent game, the Citadel defense gave up a total of 86 points while allowing Charleston to hit 46% of their shots.

Notre Dame Team Defense

Notre Dame’s defense has been playing well, ranking 73rd nationally, with 66.7 points allowed per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 7.0 threes per game vs. Citadel. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 34.7%.

Bulldogs vs Fighting Irish Trends

  • In their last three games away from home, the Bulldogs have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 71 points per game in these contests.
  • In their last three home games, Notre Dame has averaged 53 points per game while allowing 68. The team’s record in this stretch was 0-3 while going 2-1.
  • Spanning across their last five games as the betting underdog, the Bulldogs have gone 2-3 vs the spread. Their overall record in these games was 0-5.
  • Over the team’s last five games as the favorite, the Fighting Irish struggled vs the spread going just 2-3. However, they still had a straight up mark of 3-2.

Bulldogs vs Fighting Irish Prediction

We’re calling a win for the Fighting Irish, with a final score of 79-65, and we’re taking them to cover the spread. Our recommendation is to bet on the Fighting Irish at -9.5.

Right now, the over/under line for the game is sitting at 129.5 and given that our model is projecting 144 points between the teams, we like the over.

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