Wednesday, February 17, 2016
KFC Yum! Center
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The Syracuse Orange travel to KFC Yum! Center to play the Louisville Cardinals on Wednesday, February 17, 2016. The opening line for this game has Louisville as 7 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 130.
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The Orange come into this game with an overall record of 18-8 and a road record of 3-4. They are 13-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-12. The Cardinals have an overall record of 19-6 and a home record of 15-1. They have an over/under record of 8-13 and they are 10-11 against the spread.
Michael Gbinije comes into this contest averaging 17.4 points per game while playing 37.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Orange. He pulls down 4 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 68%. Malachi Richardson averages 13.6 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 4.6 rebounds per game for Syracuse. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Damion Lee averages 16.5 points per game while playing 32.8 minutes per contest this year for the Cardinals. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Trey Lewis averages 12.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Syracuse averages 71.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 205th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 231st. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 84th in the country. They average 36.5 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game which ranks them 146th and 135th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 81st with 11.7 per game. The Orange allow 64.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 48th and 17th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.4 rebounds a game which ranks 207th and they give up 15.3 assists per contest which puts them in 308th place in the country. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 117th in the Division 1.
Louisville averages 77.9 points per game this year which ranks them 56th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 17.1 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 23rd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 86th in the nation. They average 39.8 rebounds per game and 13.3 assists per contest which ranks them 35th and 165th respectively. In the turnover department the Cardinals rank 96th with 11.9 per game. The Cardinals allow 60.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 32nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.2 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 10.2 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the nation. The Cardinals force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 51st in college basketball.
The Orange average 70.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 76 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 1.5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 11.7 per contest. The Orange have an offensive rating of 108.8 and they assist on 56.8% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 64.4 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 43% of their shots. Syracuse turns the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 12.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 50.1% while their offensive rebound percentage is 35.1%. The Orange give up 69.4 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 64.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cardinals score 80.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 70 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 6.7 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 115.5 and 46.4% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.5 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Louisville turns it over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 56.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 40.5%. The Cardinals give up 55.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 63.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 13-12 against the spread
The Syracuse Orange are 13-12 against the over/under
Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 10-11 against the spread
The Louisville Cardinals are 8-13 against the over/under
Syracuse Orange Injuries
No key injuries to report
Louisville Cardinals Injuries
12/20/15 C Mangok Mathiang Foot out for season
02/15/16 F Anas Mahmoud Ankle out for season
Tony's Pick: Take Syracuse
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