Notre Dame Vs Miami Spread & ATS Pick

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Notre Dame Vs Miami Spread & ATS Pick

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are on the hunt for their sixth win in a row as they visit the Miami Hurricanes in an ACC college basketball battle. The NCAA hoops Notre Dame Vs Miami betting spread favors the Hurricanes by 2.5-points. Tip-off is this Thursday, January 12th at 7:00 PM ET on ESPN from the Watsco Center in Coral Gables, Florida.

Notre Dame Fighting Irish at Miami Hurricanes College Basketball Spread & ATS Pick

What: No. 20 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (14-2) at Miami Hurricanes (11-3)
When: Thursday, January 12, 2017
Start Time: 7:00 PM ET  
Where: Coral Gables, Florida
Stadium: Watsco Center
Spread: Miami -2.5
Moneyline: N/A
Game Total: N/A
Watch: ESPN
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Listen: Notre Dame vs Miami

Why Bet The Notre Dame Fighting Irish To Beat The Hurricanes

Notre Dame has won five games in a row as they enter this game with a 14-2 SU record and 6-3-1 ATS. They average 82.3 points per game (32nd) and allow 66.1 points per game (73rd).

The Irish shoot 47.4% from the field (55%) and 40.2% from three-point land (16th). Junior forward Bonzie Colson (16.4 PPG & 10.8 RPG) and senior guard Steve Vasturia (15.0 PPG & 3.1 APG) lead the way with four Irish players who average over 10 points per game this season. In their 75-70 win over Clemson last Saturday, it was forward senior V.J. Beachem (14.6 PPG & 3.9 RPG) who stole the show with 22 points.

"Louisville did a really good job of chasing me everywhere and face-guarding me," Beachem said. "Clemson kind of lost me a little bit. I think that’s why I was able to get some more open looks.

Notre Dame also averages 17.8 assists (17th) assists per game, 36.6 rebounds per game (176th) and 7.3 steals.

Why Bet The Miami Hurricanes Irish To Beat The Irish

The Miami Hurricanes are 11-3 SU and 4-9 ATS after losing 70-55 to Syracuse in their last outing. They average 73.6 points per game (194th) and allow 59.7 points per game (6th).

Miami shoots 46.7% from the field (84th) and 36.4% from beyond the arch. Junior guard Ja’Quan Newton (15.2 PPG & 4.1 APG) is the top scorer on the team followed by senior guard Davon Reed (14.0 PPG & 3.9 RPG). In the loss to Miami, freshman guard Dejan Vasiljevic scored 18 points coming off the bench. He was the only player in double-digits.

"I don’t think we were mentally ready to deal with the 2/3 zone or the level of talent Syracuse has at the offensive end," said Miami coach Jim Larranaga about facing Syracuse. "I don’t know if our players looked at the Boston College score and thought `Oh, Syracuse is down this year.’ I know our coaching staff didn’t look at it that way. Their zone was a little more active tonight. We didn’t respond very well."

Miami averages 12.1 assists per game (284th), 39.2 rebounds per game (53rd) and 7.4 steals.

If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On:

  • Hurricanes are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Thursday games.
  • Hurricanes are 1-8 ATS in their last 9 games overall.
  • Hurricanes are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games following an ATS loss.
  • Fighting Irish are 6-2-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a straight up win.
  • Fighting Irish are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 games vs. a team with a winning straight up record.

Expert ATS Pick & Final Score Prediction

It will be the only home game for the Hurricanes over a stretch of five games including last week’s loss at Syracuse. They are at Pittsburgh Saturday and at Wake Forest and Duke after that.

The Irish are playing the first of three consecutive road games with a trip to Virginia Tech Saturday and Florida State next Wednesday.

My final score prediction is Notre Dame 70, Miami 64.