Saturday, December 31, 2016
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The Louisville Cardinals travel to Assembly Hall to play the Indiana Hoosiers on Saturday, December 31, 2016.
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The Cardinals come into this game with an overall record of 11-2 and a road record of 1-0. They are 8-3 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-10. The Hoosiers have an overall record of 10-3 and a home record of 9-1. They have an over/under record of 5-5 and they are 6-4 against the spread.
Quentin Snider comes into this contest averaging 11.6 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Cardinals. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 35% while his free throw percentage is currently at 69%. Donovan Mitchell averages 11.5 points per game in 29 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 5.3 rebounds per game for Louisville. His field goal percentage is 36% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
James Blackmon averages 17.9 points per game while playing 29.3 minutes per contest this year for the Hoosiers. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage currently is at 84%. Robert Johnson averages 14.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 56% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Louisville averages 76.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 96th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 15.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 178th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 264th in the country. They average 43.2 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game which ranks them 7th and 140th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 52nd with 11.8 per game. The Cardinals allow 60.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the nation. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.4 rebounds a game which ranks 153rd and they give up 10.6 assists per contest which puts them in 24th place in the country. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 33rd in Division 1.
Indiana averages 88.4 points per game this year which ranks them 9th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 20.8 and their shooting percentage is 51% as a team which has them sitting in the 6th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 18th in the nation. They average 44.5 rebounds per game and 17.2 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the Hoosiers rank 323rd with 16 per game. The Hoosiers allow 67.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 80th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 33rd and 15th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 30.6 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 10.8 assists per contest which puts them in 34th place in the nation. The Hoosiers force 12 turnovers per game which ranks them 288th in college basketball.
The Cardinals average 68 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 71 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 5.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 8.7 per contest. The Cardinals have an offensive rating of 109.6 and they assist on 52.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Louisville turns the ball over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 39.6%. The Cardinals give up 62.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 62.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Hoosiers score 90 ppg at home and they have averaged 94.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 26 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 27.4 points per game. The Hoosiers have a rating on offense of 121.1 and 56.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.9 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 60%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 63% and they attempt 3 pointers on 41% of their shots. Indiana turns it over an average of 18.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 59.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 40.4%. The Hoosiers give up 62.6 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 68.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 8-3 against the spread
The Louisville Cardinals are 1-10 against the over/under
Indiana Hoosiers Betting Trends
The Indiana Hoosiers are 6-4 against the spread
The Indiana Hoosiers are 5-5 against the over/under
Louisville Cardinals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Indiana Hoosiers Injuries
12/28/16 F Juwan Morgan Ankle is upgraded to probable Wednesday vs. Nebraska
11/08/16 F Collin Hartman Knee out indefinitely
Tony's Pick: Take Indiana
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