Monday, February 13, 2017
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The Louisville Cardinals travel to Carrier Dome to play the Syracuse Orange on Monday, February 13, 2017. The opening line for this game has Louisville as 4 point favorites.
The Cardinals come into this game with an overall record of 20-5 and a road record of 4-3. They are 15-7 against the spread and their over/under record is 9-14. The Orange have an overall record of 16-10 and a home record of 14-2. They have an over/under record of 13-7 and they are 11-10 against the spread.
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Donovan Mitchell comes into this contest averaging 15.1 points per game while playing 31 minutes per night so far this season for the Cardinals. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Deng Adel averages 11.4 points per game in 28.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game for Louisville. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Andrew White III averages 17.7 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per contest this year for the Orange. He grabs 4.6 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Tyler Lydon averages 13.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Louisville averages 77.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 69th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 14.4 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 120th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 136th in the country. They average 40 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game which ranks them 15th and 148th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 21st with 11 per game. The Cardinals allow 62.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 9th and 3rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 108th and they give up 10.3 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the country. They force 14.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 73rd in Division 1.
Syracuse averages 76.7 points per game this year which ranks them 80th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 6.7 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 39% which is good for 26th in the nation. They average 35.2 rebounds per game and 16.2 assists per contest which ranks them 194th and 32nd respectively. In the turnover department the Orange rank 78th with 12.1 per game. The Orange allow 70 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 107th in the country. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 89th and 128th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.8 rebounds a game which ranks 197th and they give up 17.3 assists per contest which puts them in 344th place in the nation. The Orange force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 146th in college basketball.
The Cardinals average 73 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 72 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 9.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 4 per contest. The Cardinals have an offensive rating of 111.5 and they assist on 49.4% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.9 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 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54% while their offensive rebound percentage is 36.6%. The Cardinals give up 63.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 68 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Orange score 80.6 ppg at home and they have averaged 74.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 0 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 16.4 points per game. The Orange have a rating on offense of 112.5 and 61% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 67.8 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 40% of their shots. Syracuse turns it over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 12.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.2%. The Orange give up 64.1 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 74.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 15-7 against the spread
The Louisville Cardinals are 9-14 against the over/under
Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 11-10 against the spread
The Syracuse Orange are 13-7 against the over/under
Louisville Cardinals Injuries
01/25/17 G Tony Hicks Hand out indefinitely
Syracuse Orange Injuries
12/17/16 C Paschal Chukwu Eye out for season
11/09/16 F Matthew Moyer Toe expected to redshirt
01/20/17 G Evan Dourdas Personal has left team
Josh's Pick: Take Louisville -4
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