Tuesday, January 24, 2017
Petersen Events Center
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The Louisville Cardinals head to Petersen Events Center to take on the Pittsburgh Panthers on Tuesday, January 24, 2017. The opening line for this game has Louisville as 6.5 point favorites.
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The Cardinals come into this game with an overall record of 16-4 and a road record of 2-2. They are 12-5 against the spread and their over/under record is 5-13. The Panthers have an overall record of 12-7 and a home record of 9-2. They have an over/under record of 9-9 and they are 6-10 against the spread.
Donovan Mitchell comes into this contest averaging 13.4 points per game while playing 30.2 minutes per night so far this season for the Cardinals. He pulls down 5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 38% while his free throw percentage is currently at 78%. 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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Jamel Artis averages 22 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest this year for the Panthers. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Michael Young averages 21.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.4 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Louisville averages 76.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 92nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13.4 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team which has them ranked 164th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 216th in the country. They average 41.5 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 162nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 42nd with 11.7 per game. The Cardinals allow 62.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 16th in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 7th and 6th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.9 rebounds a game which ranks 140th and they give up 10.1 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the country. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 55th in Division 1.
Pittsburgh averages 79 points per game this year which ranks them 48th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 2.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 77th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 46th in the nation. They average 37.3 rebounds per game and 15.6 assists per contest which ranks them 105th and 53rd respectively. In the turnover department the Panthers rank 82nd with 12.3 per game. The Panthers allow 76.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 258th in the country. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 183rd and 137th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.1 rebounds a game which ranks 152nd and they give up 14.7 assists per contest which puts them in 268th place in the nation. The Panthers force 10.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 340th in college basketball.
The Cardinals average 69 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 79.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 5 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 12 per contest. The Cardinals have an offensive rating of 108.8 and they assist on 49.2% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 49%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Louisville turns the ball over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 37.8%. The Cardinals give up 64 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 67.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Panthers score 84.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 66.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -12 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 5.9 points per game. The Panthers have a rating on offense of 110.4 and 58.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.7 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 38% of their shots. Pittsburgh turns it over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 5.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 28.8%. The Panthers give up 78.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 78.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 12-5 against the spread
The Louisville Cardinals are 5-13 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 6-10 against the spread
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 9-9 against the over/under
Louisville Cardinals Injuries
01/16/17 G Quentin Snider Hip expected to miss 2-3 weeks
Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
11/09/16 G Crisshawn Clark Knee out for season
01/16/17 F Ryan Luther Foot expected to miss 3-4 weeks
Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh +6.5
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