North Carolina at Louisville College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/17/2018
Saturday, February 17, 2018
KFC Yum! Center
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The North Carolina Tar Heels travel to KFC Yum! Center to play the Louisville Cardinals on Saturday, February 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has Louisville as 1 point favorites.
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North Carolina comes into this game with an overall record of 20-7. They currently have a point differential of 10.0 as they are averaging 83.3 points per game while giving up 73.3 per contest. Louisville has an overall record of 18-8. They are averaging 78.2 points per game and surrendering 69.0, good for a point differential of 9.2.
Valuable North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 15-10 against the spread this season
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 15-11 against the over/under this year
Important Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 12-10 against the spread this season
The Louisville Cardinals are 14-8 against the over/under this year
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
12/06/17 G Seventh Woods Foot is out indefinitely
01/30/18 G Jalek Felton Suspension is out indefinitely
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
11/22/17 G Brian Bowen II Suspension is out for season
02/16/18 F Deng Adel Ankle is "?" Saturday vs North Carolina
Luke Maye averages 18.3 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 10.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 63%. Joel Berry averages 17.5 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 90%.
Deng Adel averages 15.4 points per game while playing 33.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Quentin Snider averages 12.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 4.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina averages 83.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 23rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.0 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 79th. Behind the arc they shoot 37%, which is good for 94th in the country. They average 43.3 rebounds per game and 17.8 assists per game, which ranks them 1st and 8th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 244th with 12.4 per game. The Tar Heels allow 73.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 206th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 81st and 325th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.6 rebounds a game which ranks 31st and they give up 15.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 306th place in college basketball. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 61st in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Louisville is 72nd in the country with 78.2 points per game this year. They are 98th in D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 9.2. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 114th in college basketball. They are 79th in the nation in rebounding with 37.7 boards per game, and 154th in assists per contest with 14.0. The Cardinals are 282nd in turnovers per game with 11.9. The Cardinals surrender 69.0 points per contest, which ranks them 98th in the country. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 11th and 42nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 19th with 10.5 assists allowed per contest and 286th with 37.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cardinals are 254th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game this season.
The Tar Heels are 140th in the country in defensive rating with 101, and their offensive rating of 114.7 is ranked 22nd. They are 61st in college basketball in pace with 72.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 110th. As a unit they are 113th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 267th in D-1. North Carolina is 306th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 179th in the country.
Louisville is 298th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 45%, which is 8th in Division 1. The Cardinals are 37th in the nation in defensive rating with 96, and their offensive rating of 108.9 is ranked 94th. They are 142nd in D-1 in pace with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 113th. As a unit they are 106th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 226th in the country.
Who will win tonight's North Carolina/Louisville college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Louisville -1
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