Syracuse at Louisville College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/5/2018
Monday, February 5, 2018
KFC Yum! Center
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The Syracuse Orange travel to KFC Yum! Center to play the Louisville Cardinals on Monday, February 5, 2018. The opening line for this game has Louisville as 7 point favorites.
Syracuse heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-8. They currently have a point differential of 5.4 as they are averaging 68.1 points per contest while giving up 62.7 per game. Louisville has an overall record of 16-7. They are averaging 77.8 points per game and surrendering 69.6, good for a point differential of 8.2.
Valuable Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 8-13 against the spread this season
The Syracuse Orange are 8-13 against the over/under this year
Important Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 10-9 against the spread this season
The Louisville Cardinals are 12-7 against the over/under this year
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
12/01/17 G Geno Thorpe Left Team is out for season
02/01/18 G Howard Washington Leg is out for season
02/01/18 F Matthew Moyer Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
11/22/17 G Brian Bowen II Suspension is out for season
Tyus Battle averages 19.5 points per game while playing 38.4 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 80%. Franklin Howard averages 14.9 points per game in 37.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.1 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Deng Adel averages 15.7 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5 rebounds per game and has 2.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Quentin Snider averages 12.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 4.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Syracuse averages 68.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 300th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.4 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 307th. Behind the arc they shoot 31%, which is good for 331st in the country. They average 39.0 rebounds per game and 11.0 assists per game, which ranks them 43rd and 331st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 220th with 12.7 per game. The Orange allow 62.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 7th in Division 1. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 4th and 95th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 90th and they give up 15.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 317th place in college basketball. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 178th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Louisville is 82nd in the country with 77.8 points per game this year. They are 134th in D-1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 8.2. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 161st in college basketball. They are 59th in the nation in rebounding with 38.3 boards per game, and 206th in assists per contest with 13.3. The Cardinals are 263rd in turnovers per game with 12.2. The Cardinals surrender 69.6 points per contest, which ranks them 114th in the country. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 37th in those defensive statistics. They rank 21st with 10.6 assists allowed per contest and 297th with 37.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cardinals are 249th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.4 per game this season.
The Orange are 29th in the country in defensive rating with 94.7, and their offensive rating of 103 is ranked 221st. They are 346th in college basketball in pace with 64.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 328th. As a unit they are 301st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 287th in D-1. Syracuse is 185th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 14th in the country.
Louisville is 285th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 45%, which is 11th in Division 1. The Cardinals are 50th in the nation in defensive rating with 96.3, and their offensive rating of 107.6 is ranked 115th. They are 135th in D-1 in pace with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 155th. As a unit they are 144th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 231st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Syracuse/Louisville college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Louisville -7
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