Saturday, February 11, 2017
KFC Yum! Center
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The Miami Hurricanes travel to KFC Yum! Center to play the Louisville Cardinals on Saturday, February 11, 2017. The opening line for this game has Louisville as 11.5 point favorites.
The Hurricanes come into this game with an overall record of 16-7 and a road record of 3-3. They are 6-15 against the spread and their over/under record is 6-14. The Cardinals have an overall record of 19-5 and a home record of 12-1. They have an over/under record of 8-14 and they are 15-6 against the spread.
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Davon Reed comes into this contest averaging 15.9 points per game while playing 34.6 minutes per night so far this season for the Hurricanes. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 83%. Ja'Quan Newton averages 15 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.7 assists per contest and 3.7 rebounds per game for Miami. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 72%.
Donovan Mitchell averages 15 points per game while playing 30.7 minutes per contest this year for the Cardinals. He grabs 4.8 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage currently is at 81%. Quentin Snider averages 12.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 72%.
Miami averages 72.7 points per contest this season which ranks them 180th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 83rd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 86th in the country. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 12.1 assists per game which ranks them 63rd and 258th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 177th with 13.3 per game. The Hurricanes allow 64.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 47th and 84th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.3 rebounds a game which ranks 20th and they give up 11.6 assists per contest which puts them in 54th place in the country. They force 12.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 237th in Division 1.
Louisville averages 77.5 points per game this year which ranks them 66th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 14.8 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team which has them sitting in the 114th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 142nd in the nation. They average 40.2 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per contest which ranks them 15th and 142nd respectively. In the turnover department the Cardinals rank 21st with 11.1 per game. The Cardinals allow 62.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 8th and 3rd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.2 rebounds a game which ranks 110th and they give up 10.2 assists per contest which puts them in 9th place in the nation. The Cardinals force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 57th in college basketball.
The Hurricanes average 69.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 71.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -2.3 per contest. The Hurricanes have an offensive rating of 108.9 and they assist on 46.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 66.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 52%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 55% and they shoot 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Miami turns the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 9.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54.7% while their offensive rebound percentage is 36.2%. The Hurricanes give up 66.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 74 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cardinals score 81.3 ppg at home and they have averaged 76.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 10.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 19.5 points per game. The Cardinals have a rating on offense of 111.2 and 49.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69.3 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Louisville turns it over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 54% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 36.5%. The Cardinals give up 61.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 66 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 6-15 against the spread
The Miami Hurricanes are 6-14 against the over/under
Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 15-6 against the spread
The Louisville Cardinals are 8-14 against the over/under
Miami Hurricanes Injuries
11/25/16 G Rashad Muhammad Disciplinary has left team
Louisville Cardinals Injuries
02/10/17 G Quentin Snider Hip "?" Saturday vs. Miami Florida
02/08/17 F Deng Adel Disciplinary probable Saturday vs. Miami Florida
02/08/17 F Mangok Mathiang Disciplinary probable Saturday vs. Miami Florida
01/25/17 G Tony Hicks Hand out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Louisville -11.5
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