Louisville at Virginia College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/8/2018
Thursday, March 8, 2018
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The Louisville Cardinals head to Barclays Center to take on the Virginia Cavaliers on Thursday, March 8, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Virginia as 6 point favorites.
Louisville heads into this matchup with a mark of 19-12. They currently have a point differential of 6.3 as they are averaging 76.6 points per contest while giving up 70.3 per game. Virginia has an overall record of 28-2. They are averaging 67.3 points per game and surrendering 52.8, good for a point differential of 14.5.
Valuable Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 14-13 against the spread this season
The Louisville Cardinals are 16-11 against the over/under this year
Important Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 18-8 against the spread this season
The Virginia Cavaliers are 7-20 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
03/06/18 G Kyle Guy Knee is probable Thursday vs
Deng Adel averages 15.4 points per contest while playing 33.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.3 rebounds per contest and distributes 3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 40% while his free throw percentage is 78%. Quentin Snider averages 12.2 points per contest in 32.4 minutes per game this year. He averages 4 assists per game and 2.7 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 89%.
Kyle Guy scores 13.9 points per contest while playing 31.7 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 2.3 rebounds per contest and has 1.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Devon Hall averages 11.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 4.4 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Louisville averages 76.6 points per contest this year, which is 92nd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.3 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a unit, which has them ranked 129th. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 115th in Division 1. They average 37.2 boards per contest and 13.7 assists per game, which ranks them 89th and 165th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 256th with 12.1 per game. The Cardinals allow 70.3 points per contest, which is 123rd in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 22nd and 74th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.8 rebounds a game which ranks 274th, and they allow 11.0 assists per game which puts them in 28th place in college basketball. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 224th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia is 314th in the country with 67.3 points per contest this season. They are 113th in the nation in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 14.5. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 31st in Division 1. They are 316th in the country in rebounding with 32.6 boards per contest and 172nd in assists per game with 13.6. The Cavaliers are 351st in turnovers per contest with 8.8. The Cavaliers give up 52.8 points per game, which ranks them 1st in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 3rd and 6th in those defensive statistics. They rank 1st with 8.6 dimes allowed per game and 18th with 30.9 boards surrendered per contest. The Cavaliers are 166th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.0 per contest this year.
The Cardinals are 123rd in the nation in offensive rating with 107.3, and their defensive rating of 98.5 is ranked 63rd. In terms of pace they are 144th in the country with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 149th. As a team they are 128th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 236th in Division 1. Louisville is 272nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 12th in the nation.
Virginia is 346th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 44%, which is 3rd in Division 1. The Cavaliers are 2nd in the nation in defensive rating with 86.7, and their offensive rating of 110.6 is ranked 65th. They are 351st in D-1 in pace with 60.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 102nd. As a unit they are 122nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 238th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Louisville/Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Louisville +6
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