Louisville at Pittsburgh College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/11/2018
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Petersen Events Center
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The Louisville Cardinals travel to Petersen Events Center to play the Pittsburgh Panthers on Sunday, February 11, 2018. The opening line for this game has Louisville as 10.5 point favorites.
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Louisville comes into this game with an overall record of 17-8. They currently have a point differential of 8.2 as they are averaging 77.6 points per game while giving up 69.3 per contest. Pittsburgh has an overall record of 8-17. They are averaging 63.1 points per game and surrendering 71.4, good for a point differential of -8.2.
Valuable Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 11-10 against the spread this season
The Louisville Cardinals are 13-8 against the over/under this year
Important Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 11-9 against the spread this season
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 3-17 against the over/under this year
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
11/22/17 G Brian Bowen II Suspension is out for season
02/10/18 F Deng Adel Ankle is "?" Sunday vs Pittsburgh
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
01/12/18 F Ryan Luther Foot is out for season
Deng Adel averages 15.4 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 37% while his free throw percentage is at 78%. Quentin Snider averages 12.1 points per game in 32.4 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4 assists per contest and 2.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Jared Wilson-Frame averages 12.8 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.6 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Marcus Carr averages 10.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 29.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 4.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 84%.
Useful Team Statistics
Louisville averages 77.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 82nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.2 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 130th. Behind the arc they shoot 36%, which is good for 139th in the country. They average 37.8 rebounds per game and 13.7 assists per game, which ranks them 74th and 179th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 271st with 12.1 per game. The Cardinals allow 69.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 104th in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 19th and 62nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.4 rebounds a game which ranks 290th and they give up 10.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 20th place in college basketball. They force 14.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 250th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Pittsburgh is 342nd in the country with 63.1 points per game this year. They are 314th in D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is -8.2. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 288th in college basketball. They are 322nd in the nation in rebounding with 32.4 boards per game, and 244th in assists per contest with 12.7. The Panthers are 57th in turnovers per game with 14.6. The Panthers surrender 71.4 points per contest, which ranks them 154th in the country. Their defense allows a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 150th and 75th in those defensive statistics. They rank 290th with 15.0 assists allowed per contest and 281st with 37.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Panthers are 21st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 11.0 per game this season.
The Cardinals are 113th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.8, and their defensive rating of 96.4 is ranked 50th. In terms of pace they are 148th in the country with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 134th. As a team they are 134th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 225th in Division 1. Louisville is 290th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 45%, which is 8th in the nation.
Pittsburgh is 11th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 128th in Division 1. The Panthers are 276th in the nation in defensive rating with 106.6, and their offensive rating of 94.3 is ranked 334th. They are 325th in D-1 in pace with 66.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 273rd. As a unit they are 270th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 19th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Louisville/Pittsburgh college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Pittsburgh +10.5
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