The Notre Dame Fighting Irish (3-2) travel to face off against the South Carolina Gamecocks (5-0) on Tuesday, November 28th. This game will be played at Colonial Life Arena in Columbia and televised on SECN. Both team’s come into this one having won their previous games. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs South Carolina Gamecocks
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish Are Coming Off A Win
After defeating Maryland Eastern Shore by a score of 75-55, Notre Dame now has a record of 3-2. In their last five road games, including those from last year, Notre Dame has a 1-4 record. As of now, Notre Dame’s ATS record is 2-3 heading into today’s game. When looking at their last ten games, including those from last season, Notre Dame has gone 5-5 vs. the spread.
Through five games, Notre Dame has an over/under record of 1-4-0 with their games averaging a combined 133.4 points per game so far. When assessing the Fighting Irish’s performance in their last three games, their over/under record stands at 0-3, with their games averaging 66 points per game.
The South Carolina Gamecocks Are Coming Off A Win
South Carolina is undefeated with a 5-0 record and will be playing their 6th game of the season. In their last five home games, which includes games from last year, South Carolina has a 3-2 record. As we assess South Carolina’s performance vs. the spread, they come into today’s game with a 4-1 ATS record. At home this season, South Carolina is 3-1 ATS, and in their previous ten home games, they hold an 8-2 ATS record.
Looking at their over/under performance through five games, South Carolina has an over/under record of 3-2-0, with their games averaging 142.6 points per game on average. Looking at the Gamecocks’ last three games, their over/under record is 2-1 with their games averaging 75 points per game.
Notre Dame Offense Breakdown
Notre Dame recently showcased a strong offensive performance, scoring 75 points against Maryland Eastern Shore. This output exceeded their season average of 66.2 points per game. Offensively, the Fighting Irish hold a season-long field goal percentage of 42%, placing them 280th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 374th in terms of percentage and 235th in three-pointers made.
|Markus Burton (G)
|Carey Booth (F)
|Julian Roper II (G)
South Carolina Offense Breakdown
Coming off their recent game, the South Carolina offense tallied 75 points in a matchup against Grand Canyon. Their field goal percentage for the game was 54%, and they made 7 threes. In terms of three-point shooting, the Gamecocks offense has been good from outside, hitting 39% of their three-pointers on an average of 20.8 attempts per game. Their overall field goal percentage is currently 48%.
|B.J. Mack (F)
|Meechie Johnson Jr. (G)
|Myles Stute (G)
Notre Dame Team Defense
So far, the Fighting Irish’s defense is ranked 82nd in the country at 67.2 points per contest. Notre Dame’s three-point defense is currently 63rd in the country at 6.8 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 41.1% of their shots vs. Notre Dame.
South Carolina Team Defense
This season, the South Carolina defense has been impressive, holding the 68th position in the country while permitting an average of 66.0 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, South Carolina’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.7% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 28.8% this season.
Fighting Irish vs Gamecocks Trends
- Across the Fighting Irish last ten road games, the team averaged 65 points per game while allowing 72. Their record vs the spread in these contests was 6-4, while going 1-9 straight-up.
- Through their last ten home games, South Carolina has an ATS record of just 8-2. However, their overall record was 4-6 while averaging 69 points per game.
- Through their last three games as the betting underdog, the Fighting Irish have a strong record vs the spread going 2-1. Their straight up mark in these contests is 1-2.
- Through their last three games as the favorite, the Gamecocks have an ATS record of 2-1 and a straight up mark of 3-0.
Coming in as the underdogs at +9.5, we have the Fighting Irish as the way to go on the point spread. Not only do we have them covering, but our projections show they have a good one of winning this one straight-up, if you’re looking for a higher payout on the moneyline.
Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 132.5, and our model predicts the Fighting Irish and Gamecocks to score a combined 143 points. We recommend betting on the over.
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