Siena at Louisville College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/6/2017
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
KFC Yum! Center
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The Siena Saints head to KFC Yum! Center to take on the Louisville Cardinals on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Louisville as 23 point favorites.
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Siena heads into this matchup with a mark of 2-5. They currently have a point differential of -10.6 as they are averaging 73.0 points per contest while giving up 83.6 per game. Louisville has an overall mark of 4-2. They are averaging 76.8 points per contest and giving up 66.3, which is a point differential of 10.5.
Valuable Siena Saints Betting Trends
The Siena Saints are 2-1 against the spread this season
The Siena Saints are 1-2 against the over/under this year
Important Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 1-4 against the spread this season
The Louisville Cardinals are 2-3 against the over/under this year
Key Siena Saints Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
12/03/17 G Jo Griffin Ankle is "?"
11/22/17 G Brian Bowen II Suspension is out for season
11/12/17 G Ryan McMahon Ribs is out indefinitely
Nico Clareth averages 16.9 points per contest while playing 30 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage is 79%. Ahsante Shivers averages 11.7 points per contest in 29.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 4.6 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 70%.
Deng Adel scores 17.2 points per contest while playing 34.7 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 5.2 rebounds per contest and has 2.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. V.J. King averages 9.7 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 24.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.5 rebounds per game and has 0.3 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Siena averages 73.0 points per contest this year, which is 222nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -10.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 235th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 224th in Division 1. They average 38.4 boards per contest and 12.6 assists per game, which ranks them 109th and 253rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 60th with 15.7 per game. The Saints allow 83.6 points per contest, which is 332nd in the country. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 223rd and 223rd in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 37.4 rebounds a game which ranks 258th, and they allow 15.1 assists per game which puts them in 280th place in college basketball. They force 9.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 1st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Louisville is 154th in the country with 76.8 points per contest this season. They are 202nd in the nation in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 10.5. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 246th in Division 1. They are 37th in the country in rebounding with 41.3 boards per contest and 246th in assists per game with 12.7. The Cardinals are 234th in turnovers per contest with 13.0. The Cardinals give up 66.3 points per game, which ranks them 71st in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 37% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 18th and 49th in those defensive statistics. They rank 26th with 10.3 dimes allowed per game and 245th with 36.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Cardinals are 150th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.8 per contest this year.
The Saints are 258th in the nation in offensive rating with 99.8, and their defensive rating of 114.3 is ranked 338th. In terms of pace they are 224th in the country with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 270th. As a team they are 274th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 322nd in Division 1. Siena is 83rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 11.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 51%, which is 216th in the nation.
Louisville is 237th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 43%, which is 21st in Division 1. The Cardinals are 39th in the nation in defensive rating with 90.7, and their offensive rating of 105 is ranked 174th. They are 111th in D-1 in pace with 73.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 235th. As a unit they are 197th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 241st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Siena/Louisville college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Siena +23
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