Saturday, December 19, 2015
KFC Yum! Center
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The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers travel to KFC Yum! Center to play the Louisville Cardinals on Saturday, December 19, 2015. The opening line for this game has Louisville as 22 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 145.
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The Hilltoppers come into this game with an overall record of 6-4 and a road record of 0-2. They are 3-4 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-3. The Cardinals have an overall record of 8-1 and a home record of 7-0. They have an over/under record of 2-3 and they are 5-0 against the spread.
Justin Johnson comes into this contest averaging 17.2 points per game while playing 28.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Hilltoppers. He pulls down 8.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 65% while his free throw percentage is currently at 71%. Nigel Snipes averages 12.7 points per game in 24.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 3.9 rebounds per game for Western Kentucky. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Damion Lee averages 18.7 points per game while playing 29.1 minutes per contest this year for the Cardinals. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 90%. Trey Lewis averages 13.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Western Kentucky averages 77.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 88th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 0.8 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 66th. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 18th in the country. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 14 assists per game which ranks them 105th and 124th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 110th with 12.2 per game. The Hilltoppers allow 76.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 251st in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 199th and 272nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 162nd and they give up 16.6 assists per contest which puts them in 318th place in the country. They force 10 turnovers per game which ranks them 334th in the Division 1.
Louisville averages 86.9 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 31.3 and their shooting percentage is 53% as a team which has them sitting in the 5th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 85th in the nation. They average 44.7 rebounds per game and 15.2 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 70th respectively. In the turnover department the Cardinals rank 35th with 10.9 per game. The Cardinals allow 55.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the country. They also allow a 34% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 31st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 26.9 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 9 assists per contest which puts them in 7th place in the nation. The Cardinals force 15 turnovers per game which ranks them 56th in college basketball.
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Betting Trends
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 3-4 against the spread
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 4-3 against the over/under
Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 5-0 against the spread
The Louisville Cardinals are 2-3 against the over/under
Western Kentucky Hilltoppers Injuries
12/12/15 F Phabian Glasco Achilles out for season
Louisville Cardinals Injuries
12/17/15 G Damion Lee Heel probable Saturday vs. Western Kentucky
12/16/15 F Anas Mahmoud Ankle expected to miss Saturday vs. Western Kentucky
12/11/15 F Deng Adel Knee expected to miss Saturday vs. Western Kentucky
Guy's Pick: Take Western Kentucky
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