Northern Kentucky at Louisville College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/13/2018
Tuesday, March 13, 2018
KFC Yum! Center
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The Northern Kentucky Norse head to KFC Yum! Center to take on the Louisville Cardinals on Tuesday, March 13, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Louisville as 11.5 point favorites.
Northern Kentucky heads into this matchup with a mark of 22-8. They currently have a point differential of 12.3 as they are averaging 78.3 points per contest while giving up 66.0 per game. Louisville has an overall record of 19-12. They are averaging 76.2 points per game and surrendering 70.5, good for a point differential of 5.7.
Valuable Northern Kentucky Norse Betting Trends
The Northern Kentucky Norse are 16-11 against the spread this season
The Northern Kentucky Norse are 10-17 against the over/under this year
Important Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 15-14 against the spread this season
The Louisville Cardinals are 16-11 against the over/under this year
Key Northern Kentucky Norse Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
11/22/17 G Brian Bowen II Suspension is out for season
Drew McDonald averages 16.9 points per contest while playing 30.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 9.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 80%. LaVone Holland averages 13.8 points per contest in 30.1 minutes per game this year. He averages 4.5 assists per game and 4.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Deng Adel scores 15.4 points per contest while playing 33.9 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 5.4 rebounds per contest and has 2.9 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Raymond Spalding averages 12.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 27.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.6 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 65%.
Useful Team Statistics
Northern Kentucky averages 78.3 points per contest this year, which is 66th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 12.3 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a unit, which has them ranked 31st. From 3-point territory they shoot 35%, which is good for 188th in Division 1. They average 36.5 boards per contest and 16.5 assists per game, which ranks them 109th and 25th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 227th with 12.4 per game. The Norse allow 66.0 points per contest, which is 34th in the country. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 11th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 78th, and they allow 11.2 assists per game which puts them in 36th place in college basketball. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 271st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Louisville is 99th in the country with 76.2 points per contest this season. They are 129th in the nation in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 5.7. They shoot 37% from beyond the arc, which is good for 79th in Division 1. They are 99th in the country in rebounding with 36.8 boards per contest and 166th in assists per game with 13.7. The Cardinals are 269th in turnovers per contest with 11.9. The Cardinals give up 70.5 points per game, which ranks them 130th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 37th and 90th in those defensive statistics. They rank 31st with 11.2 dimes allowed per game and 271st with 36.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Cardinals are 207th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per contest this year.
The Norse are 55th in the nation in offensive rating with 110.9, and their defensive rating of 93.5 is ranked 8th. In terms of pace they are 117th in the country with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 55% is 41st. As a team they are 44th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 106th in Division 1. Northern Kentucky is 216th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 16th in the nation.
Louisville is 282nd in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 21st in Division 1. The Cardinals are 83rd in the nation in defensive rating with 99.5, and their offensive rating of 107.5 is ranked 116th. They are 166th in D-1 in pace with 69.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 139th. As a unit they are 126th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 242nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Northern Kentucky/Louisville college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Northern Kentucky +11.5
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