Wednesday, December 7, 2016
KFC Yum! Center
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The Southern Illinois Salukis travel to KFC Yum! Center to play the Louisville Cardinals on Wednesday, December 7, 2016. The opening line for this game has Louisville as 22 point favorites.
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The Salukis come into this game with an overall record of 5-3 and a road record of 1-2. They are 3-2 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-2. The Cardinals have an overall record of 7-1 and a home record of 4-0. They have an over/under record of 1-6 and they are 5-2 against the spread.
Mike Rodriguez comes into this contest averaging 14.5 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night so far this season for the Salukis. He pulls down 2.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 75%. Armon Fletcher averages 13.5 points per game in 29.6 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game for Southern Illinois. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Donovan Mitchell averages 11.9 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per contest this year for the Cardinals. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage currently is at 75%. Quentin Snider averages 10.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.4 rebounds per contest and 3.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 29% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Southern Illinois averages 75.4 points per contest this season which ranks them 111th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -0.7 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 61st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 154th in the country. They average 34 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per game which ranks them 245th and 100th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 83rd with 12.4 per game. The Salukis allow 76.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 227th in the nation. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 43% average from behind the arc ranking them 199th and 334th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 158th and they give up 13.4 assists per contest which puts them in 194th place in the country. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 254th in Division 1.
Louisville averages 75 points per game this year which ranks them 118th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 15.6 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 223rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 241st in the nation. They average 44.2 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per contest which ranks them 8th and 95th respectively. In the turnover department the Cardinals rank 27th with 11.1 per game. The Cardinals allow 59.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the country. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 32nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 147th and they give up 10.5 assists per contest which puts them in 30th place in the nation. The Cardinals force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 54th in college basketball.
The Salukis average 70.3 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 69.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -6.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -1.3 per contest. The Salukis have an offensive rating of 107.5 and they assist on 52.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Southern Illinois turns the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 29.7%. The Salukis give up 76.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 70.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cardinals score 82 ppg at home and they have averaged 71 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 4.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 25.8 points per game. The Cardinals have a rating on offense of 106.4 and 54.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.5 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 47%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 51% and they attempt 3 pointers on 30% of their shots. Louisville turns it over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.3% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 38.2%. The Cardinals give up 56.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 66.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Southern Illinois Salukis Betting Trends
The Southern Illinois Salukis are 3-2 against the spread
The Southern Illinois Salukis are 3-2 against the over/under
Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 5-2 against the spread
The Louisville Cardinals are 1-6 against the over/under
Southern Illinois Salukis Injuries
No key injuries to report
Louisville Cardinals Injuries
12/02/16 F Anas Mahmoud Concussion expected to miss
Guy's Pick: Take Louisville -22
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