Saturday, February 13, 2016
Edmund P. Joyce Center
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The Louisville Cardinals travel to Edmund P. Joyce Center to play the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday, February 13, 2016. The opening line for this game has Notre Dame as 1 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 142.
The Cardinals come into this game with an overall record of 19-5 and a road record of 3-4. They are 10-10 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-12. The Fighting Irish have an overall record of 17-7 and a home record of 12-1. They have an over/under record of 13-9 and they are 10-11 against the spread.
Damion Lee comes into this contest averaging 16.7 points per game while playing 32.6 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 46% while his free throw percentage is currently at 87%. Trey Lewis averages 12.3 points per game in 28 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 85%.
Demetrius Jackson averages 16.2 points per game while playing 35 minutes per contest this year for the Fighting Irish. He grabs 3.5 rebounds per game and has 5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Zach Auguste averages 14.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29 minutes per contest. He also averages 10 rebounds per contest and 1.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 62%.
Louisville averages 78.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 49th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 18 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 21st. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 94th in the country. They average 40.2 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game which ranks them 30th and 157th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 115th with 12.1 per game. The Cardinals allow 60.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 4th in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 22nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.8 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 10.2 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the country. They force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 40th in the Division 1.
Notre Dame averages 79 points per game this year which ranks them 39th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 8.3 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 12th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 42nd in the nation. They average 36 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per contest which ranks them 173rd and 104th respectively. In the turnover department the Fighting Irish rank 1st with 9 per game. The Fighting Irish allow 70.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 145th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 179th and 338th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32 rebounds a game which ranks 25th and they give up 13.2 assists per contest which puts them in 180th place in the nation. The Fighting Irish force 10.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 337th in college basketball.
The Cardinals average 73.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 71.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 10.3 per contest. The Cardinals have an offensive rating of 115.8 and they assist on 46.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.7 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 14.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 41.2%. The Cardinals give up 70.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 61.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Fighting Irish score 81.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 79.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 0.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 15.1 points per game. The Fighting Irish have a rating on offense of 120.2 and 49.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 65.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 55%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Notre Dame turns it over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33.8%. The Fighting Irish give up 66.5 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 79.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 10-10 against the spread
The Louisville Cardinals are 8-12 against the over/under
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 10-11 against the spread
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 13-9 against the over/under
Louisville Cardinals Injuries
12/20/15 C Mangok Mathiang Foot expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
02/11/16 F Austin Burgett Ankle probable
Josh's Pick: Take Louisville
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