Thursday, January 14, 2016
KFC Yum! Center
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The Pittsburgh Panthers travel to KFC Yum! Center to play the Louisville Cardinals on Thursday, January 14, 2016. The opening line for this game has Louisville as 7 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
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The Panthers come into this game with an overall record of 14-1 and a road record of 1-0. They are 6-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-4. The Cardinals have an overall record of 13-3 and a home record of 11-0. They have an over/under record of 5-7 and they are 6-6 against the spread.
Michael Young comes into this contest averaging 17.5 points per game while playing 26.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Panthers. He pulls down 6.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 60% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Jamel Artis averages 16 points per game in 27.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 4.5 rebounds per game for Pittsburgh. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 80%.
Damion Lee averages 16.6 points per game while playing 31 minutes per contest this year for the Cardinals. He grabs 3.8 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 88%. Trey Lewis averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Pittsburgh averages 85.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 7th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 18.4 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 27th in the country. They average 40.5 rebounds per game and 19.7 assists per game which ranks them 34th and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 19th with 10.6 per game. The Panthers allow 67 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 67th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 70th and 61st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.4 rebounds a game which ranks 10th and they give up 12.6 assists per contest which puts them in 134th place in the country. They force 10.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 318th in the Division 1.
Louisville averages 81.9 points per game this year which ranks them 24th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 23.1 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 11th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 98th in the nation. They average 42.8 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per contest which ranks them 10th and 146th respectively. In the turnover department the Cardinals rank 66th with 11.6 per game. The Cardinals allow 58.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the country. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 44th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 29.4 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 10.2 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the nation. The Cardinals force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 61st in college basketball.
Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 6-6 against the spread
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 8-4 against the over/under
Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 6-6 against the spread
The Louisville Cardinals are 5-7 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
12/10/15 G Jonathan Milligan Redshirt out for season
Louisville Cardinals Injuries
12/20/15 C Mangok Mathiang Foot expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Josh's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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