Saturday, February 27, 2016
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The Louisville Cardinals travel to BankUnited Center to play the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday, February 27, 2016. The opening line for this game has Miami as 3 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
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The Cardinals come into this game with an overall record of 22-6 and a road record of 4-5. They are 12-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-15. The Hurricanes have an overall record of 22-5 and a home record of 14-1. They have an over/under record of 12-14 and they are 16-9 against the spread.
Damion Lee comes into this contest averaging 16.6 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Cardinals. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Trey Lewis averages 11.7 points per game in 27.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Louisville. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Sheldon McClellan averages 15.7 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest this year for the Hurricanes. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Angel Rodriguez averages 11.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.4 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Louisville averages 77 points per contest this season which ranks them 75th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 16.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 89th in the country. They average 39.1 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game which ranks them 45th and 121st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 97th with 11.8 per game. The Cardinals allow 60.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 39th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.2 rebounds a game which ranks 15th and they give up 10.4 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the country. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 45th in the Division 1.
Miami averages 76.3 points per game this year which ranks them 88th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 10 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 34th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 95th in the nation. They average 35.7 rebounds per game and 13 assists per contest which ranks them 179th and 180th respectively. In the turnover department the Hurricanes rank 26th with 10.7 per game. The Hurricanes allow 66.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 45th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 102nd and 114th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 74th and they give up 11.4 assists per contest which puts them in 51st place in the nation. The Hurricanes force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 227th in college basketball.
The Cardinals average 72 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 70 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 9.3 per contest. The Cardinals have an offensive rating of 114.7 and they assist on 48.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they shoot 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Louisville turns the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 39.3%. The Cardinals give up 69.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 60.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Hurricanes score 75.8 ppg at home and they have averaged 66.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -2 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 13.1 points per game. The Hurricanes have a rating on offense of 113.8 and 49.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 66.8 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Miami turns it over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.5%. The Hurricanes give up 62.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 68.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 12-11 against the spread
The Louisville Cardinals are 9-15 against the over/under
Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 16-9 against the spread
The Miami Hurricanes are 12-14 against the over/under
Louisville Cardinals Injuries
12/20/15 C Mangok Mathiang Foot out for season
02/15/16 F Anas Mahmoud Ankle out for season
Miami Hurricanes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Louisville
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