Albany at Louisville College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/20/2017
Wednesday, December 20, 2017
KFC Yum! Center
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The Albany Great Danes travel to KFC Yum! Center to play the Louisville Cardinals on Wednesday, December 20, 2017. The opening line for this game has Louisville as 14.5 point favorites.
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Albany comes into this game with an overall record of 11-2. They currently have a point differential of 7.7 as they are averaging 78.9 points per game while giving up 71.2 per contest. Louisville has an overall record of 8-2. They are averaging 80.1 points per game and surrendering 65.1, good for a point differential of 15.0.
Valuable Albany Great Danes Betting Trends
The Albany Great Danes are 0-1 against the spread this season
The Albany Great Danes are 0-1 against the over/under this year
Important Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 3-5 against the spread this season
The Louisville Cardinals are 5-4 against the over/under this year
Key Albany Great Danes Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
11/22/17 G Brian Bowen II Suspension is out for season
David Nichols averages 15.7 points per game in 33.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.5 assists per contest and 4.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%. Joe Cremo averages 17.8 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is at 90%.
Quentin Snider averages 11.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 88%. Deng Adel averages 16 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.7 rebounds per game and has 2.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Great Danes allow 71.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 166th in the nation. They also allow a 46% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 275th and 164th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 28.2 rebounds a game which ranks 1st, and they give up 13.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 181st place in the country. They force 11.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 29th in college basketball. Albany averages 78.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 99th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 7.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 64th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 143rd in D-1. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 12.6 assists per game, which ranks them 113th and 265th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 308th with 11.7 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cardinals surrender 65.1 points per contest, which ranks them 52nd in the country. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 35th in those defensive statistics. They rank 5th with 9.2 assists allowed per contest, and 227th with 36.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cardinals are 198th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game this season. Louisville is 87th in Division 1 with 80.1 points per game this year. They are 112th in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 15.0. They shoot 37% from 3-point range, which is good for 130th in the nation. They are 36th in college basketball in rebounding with 40.5 boards per game and 188th in assists per contest with 13.9. The Cardinals are 271st in turnovers per game with 12.4.
The Great Danes are 246th in the country in defensive rating with 103.8, and their offensive rating of 115 is ranked 41st. They are 280th in college basketball in pace with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 136th. As a unit they are 105th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shot attempts, ranking 344th in D-1. Albany is 302nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 53%, which is 269th in the country.
Louisville is 280th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 43%, which is 10th in Division 1. The Cardinals are 37th in the nation in defensive rating with 91.2, and their offensive rating of 112.2 is ranked 69th. They are 166th in D-1 in pace with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 130th. As a unit they are 106th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 205th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Albany/Louisville college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Louisville -14.5
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