Louisville at Syracuse Expert NCAA Basketball Picks Against the Spread 2/20/2019
Wednesday, February 20, 2019
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The Louisville Cardinals travel to Carrier Dome to play the Syracuse Orange on Wednesday, February 20, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Syracuse as 1.5 point favorites.
Louisville comes into this game with an overall record of 18-8. They currently have a point differential of 9.3 as they are averaging 77.4 points per game while giving up 68.0 per contest. Syracuse has an overall record of 17-8. They are averaging 70.0 points per game and surrendering 64.3, good for a point differential of 5.7.
Valuable Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 13-11-2 against the spread
The Louisville Cardinals are 12-14-0 against the over/under
Important Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 14-11-0 against the spread
The Syracuse Orange are 10-15-0 against the over/under
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jordan Nwora comes into this contest averaging 17.5 points per game while playing 31.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 76%. Dwayne Sutton averages 10.9 points per game in 32.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.9 assists per contest and 6.7 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 48% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Tyus Battle averages 17.4 points per game while playing 36.4 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Elijah Hughes averages 13.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Louisville averages 77.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 67th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 9.3 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 142nd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 87th in the nation. They average 37.3 rebounds per game and 13.9 assists per game, which ranks them 78th and 137th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 186th with 13.0 per game. The Cardinals allow 68.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 90th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 46th and 86th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 33.9 rebounds a game which ranks 128th and they give up 11.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 59th place in Division 1. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 133rd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Syracuse is 257th in the country with 70.0 points per game this year. They are 273rd in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 5.7. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 284th in the nation. They are 189th in the NCAA in rebounding with 35.4 boards per game, and 272nd in assists per contest with 12.2. The Orange are 256th in turnovers per game with 12.4. The Orange surrender 64.3 points per contest, which ranks them 24th in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 20th and 47th in those defensive statistics. They rank 296th with 14.9 assists allowed per contest and 263rd with 36.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Orange are 325th in country in forcing turnovers with 16.0 per game.
The Cardinals are 62nd in the nation in offensive rating with 109.6. In terms of pace they are 196th in the country with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 99th. As a team they are 52nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 68th in Division 1. Louisville is 179th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions.
Syracuse is 223rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions. The Orange are 183rd in the country in offensive rating with 103.2. In terms of pace they are 274th in Division 1 with 67.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 258th. As a team they are 248th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 75th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Louisville/Syracuse college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Syracuse -1.5
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