Saturday, December 17, 2016
KFC Yum! Center
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The Eastern Kentucky Colonels travel to KFC Yum! Center to play the Louisville Cardinals on Saturday, December 17, 2016.
The Colonels come into this game with an overall record of 6-5 and a road record of 1-3. They are 6-3 against the spread and their over/under record is 4-5. The Cardinals have an overall record of 9-1 and a home record of 6-0. They have an over/under record of 1-7 and they are 6-2 against the spread.
Nick Mayo comes into this contest averaging 19.3 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Colonels. He pulls down 6.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 88%. Asante Gist averages 14.4 points per game in 28.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Eastern Kentucky. His field goal percentage is 36% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Donovan Mitchell averages 11.4 points per game while playing 29.4 minutes per contest this year for the Cardinals. He grabs 5.6 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage currently is at 73%. Quentin Snider averages 10.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 30% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Eastern Kentucky averages 79 points per contest this season which ranks them 57th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -2 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them ranked 231st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 164th in the country. They average 34 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game which ranks them 244th and 153rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 245th with 14.6 per game. The Colonels allow 81 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 303rd in the nation. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc ranking them 267th and 261st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.7 rebounds a game which ranks 205th and they give up 14 assists per contest which puts them in 218th place in the country. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 102nd in Division 1.
Louisville averages 77.6 points per game this year which ranks them 76th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 17.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 198th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 266th in the nation. They average 44.8 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per contest which ranks them 6th and 104th respectively. In the turnover department the Cardinals rank 25th with 11 per game. The Cardinals allow 59.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the country. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 17th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 184th and they give up 10.4 assists per contest which puts them in 20th place in the nation. The Cardinals force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 34th in college basketball.
The Colonels average 76.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 85 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -8.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 2.7 per contest. The Colonels have an offensive rating of 105.9 and they assist on 55.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 73.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 45% of their shots. Eastern Kentucky turns the ball over an average of 16.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.1%. The Colonels give up 84.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 82.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cardinals score 84 ppg at home and they have averaged 85 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 21 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 26.2 points per game. The Cardinals have a rating on offense of 109.6 and 52.2% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.9 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 48%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Louisville turns it over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.3% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 40.2%. The Cardinals give up 57.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 64 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Eastern Kentucky Colonels Betting Trends
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are 6-3 against the spread
The Eastern Kentucky Colonels are 4-5 against the over/under
Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 6-2 against the spread
The Louisville Cardinals are 1-7 against the over/under
Eastern Kentucky Colonels Injuries
12/09/16 G Jaylen Babb-Harrison Suspension out indefinitely
11/11/16 G Dujuanta Weaver Undisclosed out for season
Louisville Cardinals Injuries
12/07/16 F Anas Mahmoud Concussion is downgraded to expected to miss Saturday vs.
Josh's Pick: Take Louisville
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