Wednesday, December 28, 2016
KFC Yum! Center
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The Virginia Cavaliers travel to KFC Yum! Center to play the Louisville Cardinals on Wednesday, December 28, 2016.
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The Cavaliers come into this game with an overall record of 10-1 and a road record of 2-0. They are 6-3 against the spread and their over/under record is 3-6. The Cardinals have an overall record of 11-1 and a home record of 8-0. They have an over/under record of 1-9 and they are 8-2 against the spread.
Kyle Guy comes into this contest averaging 9.4 points per game while playing 17.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Cavaliers. He pulls down 2.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 57% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. London Perrantes averages 10 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.3 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game for Virginia. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 67%.
Quentin Snider averages 11.9 points per game while playing 28.8 minutes per contest this year for the Cardinals. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 3.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Donovan Mitchell averages 11.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 5.6 rebounds per contest and 2.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Virginia averages 69.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 234th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 22.6 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 12th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 54th in the country. They average 35 rebounds per game and 16.6 assists per game which ranks them 223rd and 34th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 9 per game. The Cavaliers allow 47.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the nation. They also allow a 34% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 2nd and 29th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 27.6 rebounds a game which ranks 4th and they give up 8.9 assists per contest which puts them in 3rd place in the country. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 119th in Division 1.
Louisville averages 78 points per game this year which ranks them 67th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 17.8 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 181st spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 222nd in the nation. They average 44.6 rebounds per game and 14.5 assists per contest which ranks them 5th and 106th respectively. In the turnover department the Cardinals rank 43rd with 11.7 per game. The Cardinals allow 60.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the country. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc ranking them 5th and 9th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.8 rebounds a game which ranks 165th and they give up 10.5 assists per contest which puts them in 26th place in the nation. The Cardinals force 15.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in college basketball.
The Cavaliers average 67.2 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 70.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 18.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 22.3 per contest. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 116.2 and they assist on 62.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 60.1 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Virginia turns the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 11% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.1%. The Cavaliers give up 49 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 48 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cardinals score 83 ppg at home and they have averaged 87.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 21.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 23.9 points per game. The Cardinals have a rating on offense of 109.6 and 52.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.5 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Louisville turns it over an average of 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 39.6%. The Cardinals give up 59.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 65.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 6-3 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 3-6 against the over/under
Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 8-2 against the spread
The Louisville Cardinals are 1-9 against the over/under
Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
11/18/16 F Austin Nichols Dismissed dismissed from team
Louisville Cardinals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony's Pick: Take Louisville
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