Monday, February 6, 2017
John Paul Jones Arena
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The Louisville Cardinals travel to John Paul Jones Arena to play the Virginia Cavaliers on Monday, February 6, 2017. The opening line for this game has Virginia as 4 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 Cavaliers have an overall record of 17-4 and a home record of 9-2. They have an over/under record of 6-13 and they are 13-6 against the spread.
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Donovan Mitchell comes into this contest averaging 15 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per night so far this season for the Cardinals. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Deng Adel averages 11.1 points per game in 28.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for Louisville. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
London Perrantes averages 11.9 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest this year for the Cavaliers. He grabs 3 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage currently is at 77%. Marial Shayok averages 9.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 21.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Louisville averages 78 points per contest this season which ranks them 56th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 15.9 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them ranked 126th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 136th in the country. They average 41.5 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per game which ranks them 5th and 119th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 35th 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 124th 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 55th in Division 1.
Virginia averages 69.2 points per game this year which ranks them 260th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 15.8 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 9th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 21st in the nation. They average 33.3 rebounds per game and 15 assists per contest which ranks them 291st and 79th respectively. In the turnover department the Cavaliers rank 2nd with 9.6 per game. The Cavaliers allow 53.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 1st in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 39th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 28.2 rebounds a game which ranks 3rd and they give up 9.4 assists per contest which puts them in 4th place in the nation. The Cavaliers force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 161st 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 Cavaliers score 69.9 ppg at home and they have averaged 67 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 12.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 20.6 points per game. The Cavaliers have a rating on offense of 113.3 and 57% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 60.7 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 56%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Virginia turns it over an average of 14 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.1% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 29.3%. The Cavaliers give up 49.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 54.3 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
Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 13-6 against the spread
The Virginia Cavaliers are 6-13 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
Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
11/18/16 F Austin Nichols Dismissed dismissed from team
Tony's Pick: Take Virginia -4
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