Akron vs Louisville Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 11/24/2019
Game: Akron Zips vs Louisville Cardinals
Date: Sunday, November 24, 2019
Location: KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, KY
Odds/Point Spread: Louisville -20
The Akron Zips head to KFC Yum! Center to take on the Louisville Cardinals on Sunday, November 24, 2019. The opening line for this game has Louisville as 20 point favorites.
Akron heads into this matchup with a mark of 4-1. They currently have a point differential of 14.0 as they are averaging 76.0 points per contest while giving up 62.0 per game. Louisville has an overall record of 5-0. They are averaging 83.8 points per game and surrendering 59.8, good for a point differential of 24.0.
Valuable Akron Zips Betting Trends
The Akron Zips are 3-1-0 against the spread this season
The Akron Zips are 2-2-0 against the over/under this year
Important Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 2-3-0 against the spread this season
The Louisville Cardinals are 3-2-0 against the over/under this year
Key Akron Zips Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tyler Cheese comes into this game averaging 15.2 points per contest while playing 27.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.2 assists per game. His FG percentage is 55% while his free throw percentage is 85%. Loren Jackson averages 15.0 points per contest in 29.0 minutes per game. He averages 4.0 assists per game and 3.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% for the season while his free throw percentage is 84%.
Jordan Nwora scores 22.0 points per contest while playing 27.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.0 rebounds per contest and has 1.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Ryan McMahon averages 12.8 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 0.8 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is 100%.
Useful Team Statistics
Akron averages 76.0 points per contest, which is 124th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 14.0 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a unit, which has them ranked 290th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 184th in the nation. They average 41.2 boards per contest and 12.6 assists per game, which ranks them 67th and 224th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 188th with 13.6 per game. The Zips allow 62.0 points per contest, which is 87th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 35% shooting percentage and a 27% average from 3-point range, ranking them 15th and 55th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 39.8 rebounds a game which ranks 301st, and they allow 7.2 assists per game which puts them in 6th place in the country. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 156th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Louisville is 34th in the nation with 83.8 points per contest this season. They are 2nd in the country in shooting at 56%, while their average scoring margin is 24.0. They shoot 44% from beyond the arc, which is good for 7th in the NCAA. They are 143rd in D-1 in rebounding with 38.2 boards per contest and 13th in assists per game with 18.8. The Cardinals are 301st in turnovers per contest with 11.2. The Cardinals give up 59.8 points per game, which ranks them 49th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 35% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 17th and 165th in those defensive statistics. They rank 24th with 8.8 dimes allowed per game and 32nd with 30.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Cardinals are 23rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 10.8 per contest this year.
The Zips are 165th in the nation in offensive rating with 102.2. In terms of pace they are 75th in the country with 74.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 251st. As a team they are 186th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 47% of their shots, ranking 24th in Division 1. Akron is 218th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions.
Louisville is 266th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions. The Cardinals have an offensive rating of 126.2, which is ranked 3rd. They are 315th in D-1 in pace with 66.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 63% is 1st. As a unit they are 1st in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 65% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 219th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Akron/Louisville college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Akron +20
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