The No. 11 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (23-10) and the No. 6 Alabama Crismon Tide (19-13) clash in the first round matchup in the West Region of the 2022 NCAA Tournament bracket on Friday afternoon at 4:15 p.m. ET. Alabama is favored by four points at Caesars Sportsbook, while the Over-Under is set at 153 (see up-to-date odds for every game this week on our college basketball odds page).
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The model knows Notre Dame senior forward Paul Atkinson Jr. averages 12.8 points and 6.9 rebounds, while shooting 59 percent from the field. The Florida native played a terrific game in the First Four win over Rutgers on Wednesday night. He dropped 26 points, six rebounds, and went 13-for-15 from the floor. Atkinson Jr. grabbed an offensive board and scored the go-ahead basket with 1.5 seconds left in double-overtime.
The model also knows Alabama junior guard Jaden Shackelford is leading the way with 16.7 points and 5.3 rebounds per game. The California native has scored at least 20 points in four of his last 11 games. Shackelford is a combo guard with a great jumper. He is shooting 35 percent from downtown. In his last outing, Shackelford tallied 21 points, three rebounds and knocked down six 3-pointers.
Now, it has set its sights on Notre Dame vs. Alabama. We can tell you the model is leaning Over the total, and it also says one side of the spread hits in well over 60 percent of simulations! You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before locking in any college basketball picks.
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