Saturday, March 5, 2016
John Paul Jones Arena
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The Louisville Cardinals travel to John Paul Jones Arena to play the Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday, March 5, 2016. The opening line for this game has Virginia as 5 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 23-7 and a road record of 4-6. They are 12-13 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-16. The Cavaliers have an overall record of 23-6 and a home record of 14-0. They have an over/under record of 11-16 and they are 14-13 against the spread.
Damion Lee comes into this contest averaging 16.2 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Cardinals. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is currently at 84%. Trey Lewis averages 11.4 points per game in 27.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 3.5 rebounds per game for Louisville. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Malcolm Brogdon averages 18.5 points per game while playing 33.8 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Anthony Gill averages 13.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.2 rebounds per contest and 0.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Louisville averages 75.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 95th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 15 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them ranked 27th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 142nd in the country. They average 38.5 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game which ranks them 58th and 147th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 76th with 11.6 per game. The Cardinals allow 60.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 44th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.4 rebounds a game which ranks 19th and they give up 10.4 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the country. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 49th in the Division 1.
Virginia averages 70.8 points per game this year which ranks them 214th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 10.7 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 10th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 10th in the nation. They average 32 rebounds per game and 14.6 assists per contest which ranks them 320th and 87th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 5th with 9.3 per game. The Cavaliers allow 60.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 2nd in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc ranking them 89th and 211th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 28.4 rebounds a game which ranks 1st and they give up 10.1 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the nation. The Cavaliers force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 222nd in college basketball.
The Cardinals average 71.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 62.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 1.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 0.7 per contest. The Cardinals have an offensive rating of 113.8 and they assist on 48% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 29% of their shots. Louisville turns the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 38.8%. The Cardinals give up 70.1 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 62 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cavaliers score 72.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 68 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 13.9 points per game. The Cavaliers have a rating on offense of 114.9 and 56.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 61.3 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 28% of their shots. Virginia turns it over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.9% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 30.2%. The Cavaliers give up 58.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 65 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 12-13 against the spread
The Louisville Cardinals are 10-16 against the over/under
Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 14-13 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 11-16 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
Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Louisville
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