Rutgers vs. Notre Dame: 2022 NCAA Tournament First Four Odds, How to Watch, More

NCAA Basketball: Big Ten Conference Tournament- Rutgers vs Iowa
Mar 11, 2022; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights forward Ron Harper Jr. (24) shoots the ball while Iowa Hawkeyes forward Filip Rebraca (0) defends in the second half at Gainbridge Fieldhouse. Mandatory Credit: Trevor Ruszkowski-USA TODAY Sports

2022 NCAA Tournament First Four: No. 11 Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. No. 11 Notre Dame Fighting Irish

How to Watch:

  • Date: Wednesday, March 16
  • Time: 9:10 p.m. ET
  • Location: UD Arena, Dayton, OH
  • TV: truTV
  • Live Stream: NCAA.com

Tale of the Tape:

No. 11 RUT STAT No. 11 ND
Big Ten Conference ACC
18-13 Record 22-10
67.9 (287th) Points Per Game 72.5 (154th)
65.8 Points Allowed Per Game 66.8
0.5457 (91st) RPI 0.568 (59th)
29th Strength of Schedule 63rd
At-Large Bid At-Large

Rutgers leaders:

Mar 6, 2022; Piscataway, New Jersey, USA; Scarlet Knights center Clifford Omoruyi (11) reacts after dunking the ball against the Penn State Nittany Lions during the second half at Jersey Mike’s Arena. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports
  • Ron Harper Jr., F, SR: 15.6 PPG, 5.9 RPG, 1.8 APG
  • Clifford Omoruyi, C, SO: 11.8 PPG, 7.9 RPG, 1.3 BPG, 61.8 FG%

Notre Dame leaders:

Mar 10, 2022; Brooklyn, NY, USA; Fighting Irish guard Blake Wesley (0) drives to the basket against Virginia Tech Hokies guard Nahiem Alleyne (4) and guard Hunter Cattoor (0) and forward Keve Aluma (22) during the first half at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports
  • Blake Wesley, G, FR: 14.6 PPG, 3.6 RPG, 2.5 APG, 1.2 SPG
  • Dane Goodwin, G, JR: 13.9 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 1.3 APG, 44.8% 3PT

RUT vs. ND Odds, Lines, and Past Performance:

  • RUT Moneyline: -105
  • ND Moneyline: -115
  • Spread: ND -1.0
  • Over/Under: 132
  • ATS Record: RUT 13-16-2, ND 17-14
  • Over/Under Record: RUT 16-15, ND 16-13-2

Odds courtesy of Draftkings. For the latest odds, click here.

 

The Pick:

  • It’s important to look beyond just the records here. The Fighting Irish have gone just 2-8 versus quad one teams this season, while the Scarlet Knights went 6-6.
  • Rutgers has also been hot of late, beating Iowa, Michigan State, Ohio State, Wisconsin, and Illinois (all NCAA tournament teams) within the last six weeks.
  • Notre Dame shoots a ton of threes and certainly lives and dies from beyond the arc. They’re 11-2 when they shoot over 40% from three and 11-8 when they don’t. They could find the sledding tough against a Rutgers team that is top-50 in defensive efficiency, led by Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year, small forward Caleb McConnell.

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