Clemson at Louisville Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 2/16/2019
Saturday, February 16, 2019
KFC Yum! Center
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The Clemson Tigers travel to KFC Yum! Center to play the Louisville Cardinals on Saturday, February 16, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Louisville as 6 point favorites.
Clemson heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-9. They currently have a point differential of 6.1 as they are averaging 70.2 points per contest while giving up 64.1 per game. Louisville has an overall mark of 17-8. They are averaging 78.2 points per contest and giving up 68.6, which is a point differential of 9.7.
Valuable Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 10-14-0 against the spread
The Clemson Tigers are 11-13-0 against the over/under
Important Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 13-10-2 against the spread
The Louisville Cardinals are 12-13-0 against the over/under
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
11/09/18 F Malik William Concussion is out indefinitely
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Marcquise Reed comes into this contest averaging 18.9 points per game while playing 34.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 83%. Elijah Thomas averages 13.0 points per game in 24.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 7.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 66% for the year while his free throw percentage is 66%.
Jordan Nwora averages 17.8 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.8 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Dwayne Sutton averages 11.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.9 rebounds per contest and 2.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Clemson averages 70.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 255th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 6.1 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 73rd. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 293rd in the nation. They average 34.9 rebounds per game and 12.2 assists per game, which ranks them 213th and 271st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 136th with 13.5 per game. The Tigers allow 64.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 21st in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 46th and 271st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 30.7 rebounds a game which ranks 16th and they give up 9.7 assists per contest, which puts them in 6th place in Division 1. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 197th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Louisville is 61st in the country with 78.2 points per game this year. They are 124th in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 9.7. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 79th in the nation. They are 73rd in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.7 boards per game, and 123rd in assists per contest with 14.2. The Cardinals are 182nd in turnovers per game with 13.1. The Cardinals surrender 68.6 points per contest, which ranks them 104th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 52nd and 75th in those defensive statistics. They rank 65th with 11.6 assists allowed per contest and 112th with 33.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Cardinals are 110th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.5 per game.
The Tigers are 169th in the nation in offensive rating with 104.1. In terms of pace they are 285th in the country with 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 52% is 129th. As a team they are 110th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 238th in Division 1. Clemson is 66th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions.
Louisville is 177th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions. The Cardinals have an offensive rating of 110.8, which is ranked 49th. They are 189th in D-1 in pace with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 81st. As a unit they are 40th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 63rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Clemson/Louisville college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Louisville -6
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