Wednesday, January 11, 2017
KFC Yum! Center
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The Pittsburgh Panthers travel to KFC Yum! Center to play the Louisville Cardinals on Wednesday, January 11, 2017.
The Panthers come into this game with an overall record of 12-4 and a road record of 1-1. They are 5-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 8-7. The Cardinals have an overall record of 13-3 and a home record of 8-1. They have an over/under record of 2-12 and they are 10-4 against the spread.
Michael Young comes into this contest averaging 22.3 points per game while playing 32.7 minutes per night so far this season for the Panthers. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 81%. Jamel Artis averages 21.5 points per game in 35.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 5.9 rebounds per game for Pittsburgh. His field goal percentage is 51% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Donovan Mitchell averages 13.4 points per game while playing 30.3 minutes per contest this year for the Cardinals. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage currently is at 78%. Quentin Snider averages 11.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.4 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Pittsburgh averages 81.3 points per contest this season which ranks them 34th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.4 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team which has them ranked 61st. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 47th in the country. They average 39.1 rebounds per game and 16.3 assists per game which ranks them 49th and 44th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 67th with 12 per game. The Panthers allow 75.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 245th in the nation. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 163rd and 90th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.8 rebounds a game which ranks 82nd and they give up 14.4 assists per contest which puts them in 238th place in the country. They force 9.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 350th in Division 1.
Louisville averages 75.1 points per game this year which ranks them 112th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 14.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 195th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 227th in the nation. They average 41.6 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per contest which ranks them 9th and 133rd respectively. In the turnover department the Cardinals rank 35th with 11.4 per game. The Cardinals allow 60.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 11th in the country. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc ranking them 4th and 2nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 35.7 rebounds a game which ranks 169th and they give up 10.2 assists per contest which puts them in 11th place in the nation. The Cardinals force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 41st in college basketball.
The Panthers average 70 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 77 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of -0.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 0 per contest. The Panthers have an offensive rating of 113.3 and they assist on 59.5% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 69.6 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 58% and they shoot 3 pointers on 37% of their shots. Pittsburgh turns the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 4.9% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.6% while their offensive rebound percentage is 30.3%. The Panthers give up 70.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 77 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cardinals score 79.7 ppg at home and they have averaged 70.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 7.7 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 20.3 points per game. The Cardinals have a rating on offense of 107.9 and 52.1% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 69 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 49%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 52% and they attempt 3 pointers on 32% of their shots. Louisville turns it over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 37.9%. The Cardinals give up 59.3 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 63 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 5-8 against the spread
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 8-7 against the over/under
Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 10-4 against the spread
The Louisville Cardinals are 2-12 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
11/09/16 G Crisshawn Clark Knee out for season
Louisville Cardinals Injuries
01/10/17 F Deng Adel Concussion injured last game, "?" Wednesday vs. Pittsburgh01/10/17 F Matz Stockman Undisclosed "?" Wednesday vs. Pittsburgh
Guy's Pick: Take Louisville
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