Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Petersen Events Center
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The Louisville Cardinals travel to Petersen Events Center to play the Pittsburgh Panthers on Wednesday, February 24, 2016. The opening line for this game has Louisville as 2 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
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The Cardinals come into this game with an overall record of 21-6 and a road record of 3-5. They are 11-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-14. The Panthers have an overall record of 19-7 and a home record of 14-3. They have an over/under record of 11-12 and they are 11-12 against the spread.
Damion Lee comes into this contest averaging 16.8 points per game while playing 33.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Cardinals. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Trey Lewis averages 12.1 points per game in 27.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.4 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Louisville. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Michael Young averages 16.3 points per game while playing 29.2 minutes per contest this year for the Panthers. He grabs 7 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Jamel Artis averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Louisville averages 77.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 63rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 16.6 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 24th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 109th in the country. They average 39.5 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game which ranks them 38th and 137th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 97th with 11.9 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 52nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.1 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 10.4 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the country. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 44th in the Division 1.
Pittsburgh averages 78 points per game this year which ranks them 53rd in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 9.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 50th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 73rd in the nation. They average 38.8 rebounds per game and 17.8 assists per contest which ranks them 55th and 7th respectively. In the turnover department the Panthers rank 74th with 11.6 per game. The Panthers allow 68.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 87th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 175th and 198th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 30.8 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 13.6 assists per contest which puts them in 204th place in the nation. The Panthers force 11.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 265th in college basketball.
The Cardinals average 72.6 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 69.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 1.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 5.3 per contest. The Cardinals have an offensive rating of 115.1 and they assist on 47.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.3 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 56% while their offensive rebound percentage is 40.1%. The Cardinals give up 70.9 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 64.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Panthers score 81.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 77 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -0.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 14 points per game. The Panthers have a rating on offense of 115.3 and 65.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.2 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Pittsburgh turns it over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 38.4%. The Panthers give up 67.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 77.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 11-11 against the spread
The Louisville Cardinals are 9-14 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 11-12 against the spread
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 11-12 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
Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
12/10/15 G Jonathan Milligan Redshirt out for season
Josh's Pick: Take Louisville
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