Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum
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The Louisville Cardinals travel to Lawrence Joel Veterans Memorial Coliseum to play the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. The opening line for this game has Louisville as 3 point favorites.
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The Cardinals come into this game with an overall record of 23-6 and a road record of 5-4. They are 17-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 12-15. The Demon Deacons have an overall record of 16-12 and a home record of 10-3. They have an over/under record of 17-8 and they are 13-13 against the spread.
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Donovan Mitchell comes into this contest averaging 16.1 points per game while playing 31.7 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 43% while his free throw percentage is currently at 80%. Quentin Snider averages 12.3 points per game in 31.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 2.7 rebounds per game for Louisville. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
John Collins averages 19.1 points per game while playing 25.9 minutes per contest this year for the Demon Deacons. He grabs 9.8 rebounds per game and has 0.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage currently is at 72%. Bryant Crawford averages 15.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.9 rebounds per contest and 5.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Louisville averages 77.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 62nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 97th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 110th in the country. They average 39.7 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game which ranks them 17th and 143rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 28th with 11.2 per game. The Cardinals allow 64.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 10th and 11th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 115th and they give up 10.6 assists per contest which puts them in 13th place in the country. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 73rd in Division 1.
Wake Forest averages 81.6 points per game this year which ranks them 21st in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 4.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them sitting in the 45th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 51st in the nation. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 16 assists per contest which ranks them 80th and 36th respectively. In the turnover department the Demon Deacons rank 69th with 12 per game. The Demon Deacons allow 76.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 266th in the country. They also allow a 45% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 207th and 224th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 33.7 rebounds a game which ranks 97th and they give up 14.2 assists per contest which puts them in 252nd place in the nation. The Demon Deacons force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 284th in college basketball.
The Cardinals average 72.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 81.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 7.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 4.3 per contest. The Cardinals have an offensive rating of 111.8 and they assist on 49% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.9 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. 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 13.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.8% while their offensive rebound percentage is 36.4%. The Cardinals give up 65.2 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 77.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Demon Deacons score 85.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 80 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -4.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 12.8 points per game. The Demon Deacons have a rating on offense of 113.9 and 56.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 71.7 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 58% and they attempt 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Wake Forest turns it over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 7.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 52.5% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 31.3%. The Demon Deacons give up 72.2 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 84.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 17-9 against the spread
The Louisville Cardinals are 12-15 against the over/under
Wake Forest Demon Deacons Betting Trends
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 13-13 against the spread
The Wake Forest Demon Deacons are 17-8 against the over/under
Louisville Cardinals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Wake Forest Demon Deacons Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Wake Forest +3
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