Sunday, February 26, 2017
KFC Yum! Center
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The Syracuse Orange travel to KFC Yum! Center to play the Louisville Cardinals on Sunday, February 26, 2017. The opening line for this game has Louisville as 9.5 point favorites.
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The Orange come into this game with an overall record of 17-12 and a road record of 2-7. They are 12-12 against the spread and their over/under record is 15-7. The Cardinals have an overall record of 22-6 and a home record of 14-1. They have an over/under record of 11-15 and they are 16-9 against the spread.
Andrew White III comes into this contest averaging 17.5 points per game while playing 36.8 minutes per night so far this season for the Orange. He pulls down 4.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is currently at 82%. Tyler Lydon averages 13.5 points per game in 35.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 8.1 rebounds per game for Syracuse. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Donovan Mitchell averages 15.8 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per contest this year for the Cardinals. He grabs 4.7 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Quentin Snider averages 12.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Syracuse averages 76.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 96th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.7 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them ranked 90th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 58th in the country. They average 35.3 rebounds per game and 16 assists per game which ranks them 187th and 37th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 84th with 12.1 per game. The Orange allow 70.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 114th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc ranking them 79th and 120th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 220th and they give up 17.1 assists per contest which puts them in 344th place in the country. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 147th in Division 1.
Louisville averages 77.3 points per game this year which ranks them 69th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 12.8 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 121st in the nation. They average 39.8 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per contest which ranks them 18th and 156th respectively. In the turnover department the Cardinals rank 24th with 11 per game. The Cardinals allow 64.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 26th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 13th and 12th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 124th and they give up 10.7 assists per contest which puts them in 16th place in the nation. The Cardinals force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 83rd in college basketball.
The Orange average 70 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 -8.7 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -2.3 per contest. The Orange have an offensive rating of 111.5 and they assist on 60.3% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 67.8 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 53%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 40% of their shots. Syracuse turns the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 11.8% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32%. The Orange give up 78.7 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 74 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Cardinals score 81.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 77.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -1 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 17.5 points per game. The Cardinals have a rating on offense of 111.3 and 48.7% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.8 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 32% of their shots. Louisville turns it over an average of 13.5 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 10.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 36.2%. The Cardinals give up 63.9 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 78.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 12-12 against the spread
The Syracuse Orange are 15-7 against the over/under
Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 16-9 against the spread
The Louisville Cardinals are 11-15 against the over/under
Syracuse Orange Injuries
12/17/16 C Paschal Chukwu Eye out for season
11/09/16 F Matthew Moyer Toe expected to redshirt
02/18/17 G Mike Sutton Personal has left team
01/20/17 G Evan Dourdas Personal has left team
Louisville Cardinals Injuries
01/25/17 G Tony Hicks Hand out indefinitely
Guy's Pick: Take Louisville -9.5
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