Southern Illinois at Louisville College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/21/2017
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
KFC Yum! Center
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The Southern Illinois Salukis travel to KFC Yum! Center to play the Louisville Cardinals on Tuesday, November 21, 2017. The opening line for this game has Louisville as 14.5 point favorites.
Southern Illinois comes into this game with an overall record of 2-0. They currently have a point differential of 10.0 as they are averaging 75.0 points per game while giving up 65.0 per contest. Louisville has an overall mark of 2-0. They are averaging 79.5 points per contest and giving up 69.5, which is a point differential of 10.0.
Valuable Southern Illinois Salukis Betting Trends
The Southern Illinois Salukis are 0-0 against the spread this season
The Southern Illinois Salukis are 0-0 against the over/under this year
Important Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 0-2 against the spread this season
The Louisville Cardinals are 1-1 against the over/under this year
Key Southern Illinois Salukis Injuries
11/07/17 G Marcus Bartley Undisclosed out 4-6 weeks
11/05/17 F Thik Bol Knee is out indefinitely
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
11/20/17 G Jo Griffin Ankle is "?" Tuesday vs. So Illinois
11/12/17 G Ryan McMahon Ribs is out indefinitely
Aaron Cook averages 12.5 points per game while playing 27.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 64% while his free throw percentage is at 88%. Kavion Pippen averages 13 points per game in 29 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.5 assists per contest and 8.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Deng Adel averages 20.5 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Darius Perry averages 13 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 21 minutes per contest. He also averages 1.5 rebounds per contest and 2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 71% and his free throw percentage is 100%.
Useful Team Statistics
Southern Illinois averages 75.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 191st in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.0 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 94th. Behind the arc they shoot 37%, which is good for 128th in the country. They average 40.5 rebounds per game and 13.0 assists per game, which ranks them 101st and 222nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 71st with 16.0 per game. The Salukis allow 65.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 84th in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 98th and 89th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.0 rebounds a game which ranks 83rd and they give up 9.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 31st place in college basketball. They force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 136th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Louisville is 133rd in the country with 79.5 points per game this year. They are 137th in D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 10.0. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 199th in college basketball. They are 28th in the nation in rebounding with 44.5 boards per game, and 242nd in assists per contest with 12.5. The Cardinals are 89th in turnovers per game with 15.5. The Cardinals surrender 69.5 points per contest, which ranks them 143rd in the country. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 51st and 125th in those defensive statistics. They rank 73rd with 10.5 assists allowed per contest and 195th with 36.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cardinals are 86th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per game this season.
The Salukis are 185th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.9, and their defensive rating of 90.9 is ranked 85th. In terms of pace they are 205th in the country with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 109th. As a team they are 116th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 247th in Division 1. Southern Illinois is 49th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 45%, which is 79th in the nation.
Louisville is 101st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 43%, which is 55th in the nation. The Cardinals are 155th in the country in offensive rating with 107.4, and their defensive rating of 93.9 is ranked 121st. In terms of pace they are 116th in Division 1 with 74 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 181st. As a team they are 133rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 291st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Southern Illinois/Louisville college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Louisville -14.5
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