The No. 22 Ohio State Buckeyes (3-0) are 2.5-point favorites as they try to extend a three-game winning streak when they visit the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (1-1) on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at Purcell Pavilion. The contest airs at 7:30 PM ET on ESP2. The point total for the matchup is 65.5.
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Ohio State Leaders
- Justice Sueing leads the Buckeyes scoring 15.0 points per game.
- Kyle Young paces Ohio State with 8.3 rebounds per game and CJ Walker leads the team with 5.0 assists per contest.
- Duane Washington Jr. averages 2.7 made threes per game to lead the Buckeyes.
- Sueing leads the team with 2.0 steals per game. Zed Key collects 1.3 blocks a contest to pace the Buckeyes.
Notre Dame Leaders
- Prentiss Hubb scored 12.1 points per game last season while adding 5.1 assists.
- Nate Laszewski pulled down 4.6 rebounds per game.
- Hubb was prolific from the three-point line a season ago, connecting on 2.4 per game.
- Hubb averaged 1.0 steal per game. Juwan Durham collected 2.1 blocks an outing.
- Last season, the 72.1 points per contest the Buckeyes averaged were only 3.5 more points than the Fighting Irish allowed (68.6).
- When Ohio State scored more than 68.6 points last season, it went 13-0 against the spread and 17-4 overall.
- When Notre Dame's opponents totaled more than 72.1 points last season, it went 3-7-1 against the spread and 4-8 overall.
- The Fighting Irish scored 11.3 more points per game last year (74.2) than the Buckeyes allowed (62.9).
- When it scored more than 62.9 points last season, Notre Dame finished 13-0-1 against the spread and 18-8 overall.
- Ohio State's record was 0-4 against the spread and 0-4 overall when it gave up more than 74.2 points last season.
- The Buckeyes put up a total of 283 more points than their opponents last year (an average of 9.2 per game), and the Fighting Irish out-scored opponents by 181 points on the season (5.6 more per game).
- The Buckeyes and the Fighting Irish rebounded at a similar clip last season (33.6 and 34.7 boards per game, respectively).
- When Notre Dame earned the rebounding advantage they were 11-4 against the spread. When recording fewer boards, Ohio State was 1-6.
- The Buckeyes and the Fighting Irish were evenly matched on the offensive boards last season, with the teams averaging 8.4 and 8.9 offensive rebounds per game, respectively.
- The Fighting Irish were 9-3 against the spread when they won the battle on the boards. The Buckeyes were 9-6 when they lost the rebounding edge.
- The Buckeyes found regular success on the boards with an average rebounding margin of +5.2 rebounds per game, and the Fighting Irish struggled in comparison, averaging a margin of -0.5.