Saturday, February 4, 2017
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The Louisville Cardinals head to Conte Forum to take on the Boston College Eagles on Saturday, February 4, 2017. The opening line for this game has Louisville as 15.5 point favorites.
The Cardinals come into this game with an overall record of 18-4 and a road record of 3-2. They are 14-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-14. The Eagles have an overall record of 9-14 and a home record of 8-6. They have an over/under record of 11-7 and they are 12-6 against the spread.
Donovan Mitchell comes into this contest averaging 14.8 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Cardinals. He pulls down 5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is currently at 79%. Quentin Snider averages 12.1 points per game in 30.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game for Louisville. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
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Jerome Robinson averages 19.6 points per game while playing 34 minutes per contest this year for the Eagles. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 70%. Ky Bowman averages 13.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 27.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Louisville averages 78 points per contest this season which ranks them 58th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 15.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 123rd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 133rd in the country. They average 41.5 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 118th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 34th with 11.5 per game. The Cardinals allow 62.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc ranking them 6th and 4th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.5 rebounds a game which ranks 121st and they give up 10 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the country. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 58th in Division 1.
Boston College averages 73.6 points per game this year which ranks them 159th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is -1.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 110th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 40th in the nation. They average 36.4 rebounds per game and 15.5 assists per contest which ranks them 132nd and 58th respectively. In the turnover department the Eagles rank 324th with 15.3 per game. The Eagles allow 75.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 241st in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 217th and 109th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 107th and they give up 15.5 assists per contest which puts them in 314th place in the nation. The Eagles force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 212th in college basketball.
The Cardinals average 73.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 86.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 10.6 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 25 per contest. The Cardinals have an offensive rating of 111.4 and they assist on 50.7% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 51%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Louisville turns the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 37.8%. The Cardinals give up 62.6 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 61.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Eagles score 76.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 78.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -4 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 3.4 points per game. The Eagles have a rating on offense of 101.1 and 58.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 72.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 52%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they attempt 3 pointers on 36% of their shots. Boston College turns it over an average of 18.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 27.6%. The Eagles give up 73.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 82.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 14-5 against the spread
The Louisville Cardinals are 6-14 against the over/under
Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 12-6 against the spread
The Boston College Eagles are 11-7 against the over/under
Louisville Cardinals Injuries
01/25/17 G Tony Hicks Hand out indefinitely
01/16/17 G Quentin Snider Hip expected to miss 2-3 weeks
Boston College Eagles Injuries
01/02/17 G Ty Graves Personal has left the team
Guy's Pick: Take Louisville -15.5
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