Louisville at Notre Dame College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/16/2018
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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The Louisville Cardinals travel to Purcell Pavilion to play the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. The opening line for this game has Notre Dame as 1.5 point favorites.
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Louisville heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-4. They currently have a point differential of 10.2 as they are averaging 77.6 points per contest while giving up 67.4 per game. Notre Dame has an overall record of 13-5. They are averaging 77.7 points per game and surrendering 64.2, good for a point differential of 13.5.
Valuable Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 7-7 against the spread this season
The Louisville Cardinals are 8-7 against the over/under this year
Important Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 7-7 against the spread this season
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 6-8 against the over/under this year
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
11/22/17 G Brian Bowen II Suspension is out for season
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
01/15/18 G Matt Farrell Ankle is "?" Tuesday vs Louisville
01/09/18 F Bonzie Colson Foot is out indefinitely
Quentin Snider averages 12.6 points per game in 32.8 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.1 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 87%. Deng Adel averages 15.8 points per game while playing 33.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Martinas Geben averages 9.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 22.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.5 rebounds per contest and 1.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 61% and his free throw percentage is 85%. Temple Gibbs averages 14.8 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.9 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cardinals allow 67.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 71st in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 16th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.1 rebounds a game which ranks 267th, and they give up 9.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 8th place in the country. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 227th in college basketball. Louisville averages 77.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 104th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 10.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 145th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 183rd in D-1. They average 39.7 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game, which ranks them 37th and 197th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 269th with 12.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Fighting Irish surrender 64.2 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the country. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 35th and 122nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 187th with 13.4 assists allowed per contest, and 142nd with 34.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Fighting Irish are 83rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per game this season. Notre Dame is 101st in Division 1 with 77.7 points per game this year. They are 106th in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 13.5. They shoot 38% from 3-point range, which is good for 53rd in the nation. They are 123rd in college basketball in rebounding with 37.1 boards per game and 141st in assists per contest with 14.4. The Fighting Irish are 346th in turnovers per game with 9.8.
The Cardinals are 101st in the nation in offensive rating with 108.4, and their defensive rating of 94.1 is ranked 40th. In terms of pace they are 154th in the country with 71 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 168th. As a team they are 159th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 233rd in Division 1. Louisville is 282nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 44%, which is 10th in the nation.
Notre Dame is 347th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 40th in the nation. The Fighting Irish are 24th in the country in offensive rating with 115.1, and their defensive rating of 95.1 is ranked 54th. In terms of pace they are 316th in Division 1 with 67 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 101st. As a team they are 72nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 218th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Louisville/Notre Dame college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Notre Dame -1.5
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