The Fairleigh Dickinson Knights (1-4) will attempt to snap the five-game winning streak of Notre Dame when they travel to Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center to go head-to-head against the Fighting Irish (5-1). Action gets underway at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, November 26, 2019.
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In the Knights’ last outing, they lost to the Lafayette Leopards, 80-75. With 19 points on 8-for-14 shooting, Kaleb Bishop was Fairleigh Dickinson’s leading scorer. Lafayette had an offensive rebounding percentage of 43.3 (above their season average of 23.6). Fairleigh Dickinson, on the other hand, had a turnover percentage of 13.0 (better than their season average of 20.9).
The Fighting Irish hope to maintain momentum after just getting past the Toledo Rockets in their last matchup, 64-62. John Mooney played a key role for Notre Dame with seven points and 15 rebounds. The Fighting Irish forced 21 turnovers, while the Rockets had a free throw rate of 0.116 (below their season average of 0.322).
Ball security could play an integral role in this meeting. Dating back to the 2018-19 season, Notre Dame has committed the fewest miscues in the nation (turnover percentage of 14.0 percent), while the ball-hawking defense of Fairleigh Dickinson has forced the 60th-most (opponents’ turnover percentage of 21.1 percent).
Fairleigh Dickinson Knights vs. Notre Dame Fighting Irish Odds Prediction
Prediction: SU Winner – Notre Dame, ATS Winner – Fairleigh Dickinson, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
Notre Dame ranks 15th in steals allowed per game (4.9) while Fairleigh Dickinson ranks 164th (6.4).