Saturday, January 30, 2016
KFC Yum! Center
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The Virginia Cavaliers travel to KFC Yum! Center to play the Louisville Cardinals on Saturday, January 30, 2016. The opening line for this game has Louisville as 5.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 139.
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The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 16-4 and a road record of 2-4. They are 7-11 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-8. The Cardinals have an overall record of 17-3 and a home record of 13-0. They have an over/under record of 8-8 and they are 8-8 against the spread.
Malcolm Brogdon comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 4.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 85%. Anthony Gill averages 15 points per game in 28.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.7 assists per contest and 6 rebounds per game for Virginia. His field goal percentage is 60% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Damion Lee averages 17.2 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per contest this year for the Cardinals. He grabs 3.9 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage currently is at 87%. Trey Lewis averages 12.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.7 rebounds per contest and 2.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Virginia averages 72.9 points per contest this season which ranks them 163rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 11 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 9th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 19th in the country. They average 32.6 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per game which ranks them 298th and 88th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 1st with 9.2 per game. The Cavaliers allow 61.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 9th in the nation. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 141st and 222nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 28 rebounds a game which ranks 2nd and they give up 9.9 assists per contest which puts them in 6th place in the country. They force 11.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 243rd in the Division 1.
Louisville averages 81 points per game this year which ranks them 27th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 20.9 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them sitting in the 12th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 89th in the nation. They average 41.4 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per contest which ranks them 21st and 137th respectively. In the turnover department the Cardinals rank 73rd with 11.7 per game. The Cardinals allow 60 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 3rd in the country. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 3rd and 21st in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 30.6 rebounds a game which ranks 12th and they give up 9.8 assists per contest which puts them in 5th place in the nation. The Cardinals force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 52nd in college basketball.
The Cavaliers average 72 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 71.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 8.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 5.3 per contest. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 116.7 and they assist on 55.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 62 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 55%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. Virginia turns the ball over an average of 12.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 31.1%. The Cavaliers give up 63.8 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 66 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cardinals score 84.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 83.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 10.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 30.1 points per game. The Cardinals have a rating on offense of 119 and 45.9% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.1 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 54%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they attempt 3 pointers on 28% of their shots. Louisville turns it over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 57.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 42.4%. The Cardinals give up 54.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 73 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 7-11 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 10-8 against the over/under
Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 8-8 against the spread
The Louisville Cardinals are 8-8 against the over/under
Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Louisville Cardinals Injuries
12/20/15 C Mangok Mathiang Foot expected to miss 4-6 weeks
Tony's Pick: Take Virginia
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