Louisville at Virginia College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/31/2018
Wednesday, January 31, 2018
John Paul Jones Arena
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The Louisville Cardinals travel to John Paul Jones Arena to play the Virginia Cavaliers on Wednesday, January 31, 2018. The opening line for this game has Virginia as 12 point favorites.
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Louisville heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-5. They currently have a point differential of 9.6 as they are averaging 78.5 points per contest while giving up 68.9 per game. Virginia has an overall record of 20-1. They are averaging 69.0 points per game and surrendering 52.1, good for a point differential of 16.8.
Valuable Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 10-8 against the spread this season
The Louisville Cardinals are 11-7 against the over/under this year
Important Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 14-4 against the spread this season
The Virginia Cavaliers are 4-14 against the over/under this year
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
11/22/17 G Brian Bowen II Suspension is out for season
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
01/30/18 G De'Andre Hunter Ankle is "?" Wednesday vs Louisville
Deng Adel averages 15.6 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 77%. Quentin Snider averages 13.1 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4 assists per contest and 3.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 45% for the year while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Kyle Guy averages 15.2 points per game while playing 30.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.2 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Devon Hall averages 12.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 3.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
Louisville averages 78.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 73rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.6 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 137th. Behind the arc they shoot 35%, which is good for 198th in the country. They average 39.1 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per game, which ranks them 45th and 197th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 266th with 12.2 per game. The Cardinals allow 68.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 93rd in Division 1. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.0 rebounds a game which ranks 300th and they give up 10.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 20th place in college basketball. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 270th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia is 290th in the country with 69.0 points per game this year. They are 95th in D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 16.8. They shoot 39% from 3-point range, which is good for 47th in college basketball. They are 302nd in the nation in rebounding with 32.9 boards per game, and 182nd in assists per contest with 13.7. The Cavaliers are 351st in turnovers per game with 9.2. The Cavaliers surrender 52.1 points per contest, which ranks them 1st in the country. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 3rd and 5th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 8.3 assists allowed per contest and 47th with 31.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cavaliers are 262nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.6 per game this season.
The Cardinals are 101st in the nation in offensive rating with 108.1, and their defensive rating of 94.9 is ranked 37th. In terms of pace they are 132nd in the country with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 157th. As a team they are 148th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 234th in Division 1. Louisville is 294th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.1 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 44%, which is 7th in the nation.
Virginia is 345th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 43%, which is 3rd in Division 1. The Cavaliers are 2nd in the nation in defensive rating with 84.1, and their offensive rating of 111.2 is ranked 58th. They are 351st in D-1 in pace with 62 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 96th. As a unit they are 102nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 235th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Louisville/Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Virginia -12
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