William and Mary Tribe vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Previews, Prediction, and Free Pick 11-17-2018




William and Mary Tribe (1-1) vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish (2-1)

Date : 11/17/2018
Time : 12:00 pm EST
Location : Joyce Center, South Bend, Indiana

Pick, Prediction, & Preview:

William and Mary Tribe vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish

The Trible of William and Mary will travel to Joyce Center in South Bend, Indiana, to battle the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday afternoon beginning at noon.  The Tribe evened their record to 1-1 with an 84-70 road loss to the Duquesne Dukes in their last outing as the home team would pull away from the Tribe in the second half thanks to 17 points from Eric Williams Jr along with Austin Rotroff.  And despite getting 26 points from Nathan Knight, the Tribe lost the game due to committing 16 costly turnovers while allowing the Dukes to shoot 53% for the night.

The Fighting Irish could not maintain their undefeated season as they suffered a huge setback in losing to the Radford Highlanders by a 63-60 score at home on Wednesday night as Radford rallied in the second half to outscore Notre Dame 35-26 in the second half while getting 20 points from Caleb Tanner in the win.  Nonetheless, the Irish will look to get back on track versus a struggling William and Mary squad this weekend.

 

William and Mary Tribe's Latest Performance :

The Dukes shot over 50% for the night versus the Tribe while hitting 12 three pointers during their much-needed win in their last outing.  Williams Jr and Rotroff lead the team with 17 each, however, Michael Hughes chipped in 13 points along with 7 rebounds in the contest.  And while Knight was the man for the Tribe in scoring 26 points, 11 rebounds, and 4 assists, Jonathan Pierce also went 7 of 14 for the night with 19 points for the Trible as well.  The problem was that the remaining three starters were 0-6 from the field on a night where the Tribe shot 45% for the night, including a dismal 56% from the free throw line.

Also, William and Mary committed 16 turnovers for the game as they stunk it up in the second half en route to their first loss of 2018.  They will   certainly have to bring their A game when they visit the Fighting Irish this weekend.

 

Notre Dame Fighting Irish's Latest Performance :

The Irish played well in their first two games of the season yet were snake bit in their third matchup as they suffered a three-point loss to the highlanders of Radford on Wednesday night as they only had two double digit scorers in John Mooney with 24 points and 12 rebounds while Temple Gibbs finished with 11 points along with 4 assists.  On the other hand, Notre Dame’s normally solid defense gave up 42% shooting to the Highlanders while also being outrebounded by a 38-30 margin.

In all, the Irish simply had a bad night after being up by six points at the half.  Nonetheless, they seek to make things right as they face a William and Mary squad that also performed less than stellar in their last outing versus Duquesne.

 

How William and Mary Tribe & Notre Dame Fighting Irish Matchup.

Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:

 

William and Mary is 0-1 ATS while the OU is 0-1

Notre Dame is 1-2 ATS while the OU is 1-2

 

 

In-Depth Analysis of each team:

The Fighting Irish will certainly be looking to right the ship after a loss to Radford in their last time out.  I happen to feel as though the defense is solid for Notre Dame, however, their offense tends to struggle at times as they are averaging only 38% shooting form the field in 2018.  On the other hand, the Tribe offense is shooting 47% from the field while their defense has struggled mightily.  In all, the contrasts in styles of both teams will, in essence, make this game very interesting.

Against The Spread Selection: Pick:  Notre Dame Fighting Irish

My reason for the pick :

 

 

I will back the Irish after a huge setback in their last outing to come out with the victory in this matchup on Saturday.  As stated, while the Irish offense tends to go cold for long period to begin the season, look for them to click much better in this area versus a Tribe team that is horrible on the defensive end.  Also, expect the high scoring offense for the Tribe to stumble as the Irish will be looking for a much more effective night on the defensive end.

 

 

Totals Selection: Pick: Under

My reason for the prediction :

Look for the under to be the play in this matchup as the offense for the Trible will have its issues in facing such a solid defensive unit in the Irish.  On the other and, the Irish, which have struggled on offense this year, will score just enough off a shaky defense for William and Mary to get the win in the end.  In all, the contrast in styles will cause the under to certainly be the play in this matchup on Saturday.

Betting trends for William and Mary Tribe:

  • The Tribe is 4-2 ATS in last six games

  • The Over is 4-1 in Tribe last five games

Betting trends for Notre Dame Fighting Irish:

  • The Fighting Irish is 3-5 ATS in last eight games

  • The Fighting Irish is 2-4 ATS in last six home games

  • The under is 4-1 in Fighting Irish last five games

Falepa

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