Louisville at Virginia College Basketball Betting Tips 3/9/2019
Saturday, March 9, 2019
John Paul Jones Arena
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The Louisville Cardinals head to John Paul Jones Arena to take on the Virginia Cavaliers on Saturday, March 9, 2019. The opening line for this game has Virginia as 12.5 point favorites.
Louisville heads into this matchup with a mark of 19-11. They currently have a point differential of 7.3 as they are averaging 74.9 points per contest while giving up 67.6 per game. Virginia has an overall record of 27-2. They are averaging 72.1 points per game and surrendering 54.1, good for a point differential of 18.0.
Valuable Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 14-14-2 against the spread this season
The Louisville Cardinals are 12-17-1 against the over/under this year
Important Virginia Cavaliers Betting Trends
The Virginia Cavaliers are 22-7-0 against the spread this season
The Virginia Cavaliers are 13-16-0 against the over/under this year
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Virginia Cavaliers Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jordan Nwora comes into this game averaging 17.2 points per contest while playing 32.0 minutes per night this year. He grabs 7.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 76%. Dwayne Sutton averages 10.3 points per contest in 31.8 minutes per game. He averages 1.8 assists per game and 6.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Kyle Guy scores 15.4 points per contest while playing 34.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.4 rebounds per contest and has 2.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. De'Andre Hunter averages 15.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 5.3 rebounds per game and has 2.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 55% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
Louisville averages 74.9 points per contest, which is 115th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 7.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 219th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 177th in the nation. They average 37.9 boards per contest and 13.4 assists per game, which ranks them 51st and 180th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 213th with 12.7 per game. The Cardinals allow 67.6 points per contest, which is 75th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 38th and 65th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 139th, and they allow 11.6 assists per game which puts them in 63rd place in the country. They force 12.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 73rd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Virginia is 192nd in the nation with 72.1 points per contest this season. They are 23rd in the country in shooting at 48%, while their average scoring margin is 18.0. They shoot 41% from beyond the arc, which is good for 3rd in the NCAA. They are 177th in D-1 in rebounding with 35.4 boards per contest and 84th in assists per game with 14.7. The Cavaliers are 349th in turnovers per contest with 9.2. The Cavaliers give up 54.1 points per game, which ranks them 1st in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 37% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 2nd and 1st in those defensive statistics. They rank 2nd with 8.8 dimes allowed per game and 7th with 29.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Cavaliers are 23rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.0 per contest this year.
The Cardinals are 99th in the nation in offensive rating with 107.2. In terms of pace they are 209th in the country with 68.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 169th. As a team they are 110th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 68th in Division 1. Louisville is 201st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions.
Virginia is 339th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.1 times per 100 possessions. The Cavaliers have an offensive rating of 117.3, which is ranked 4th. They are 350th in D-1 in pace with 61.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 18th. As a unit they are 16th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 194th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Louisville/Virginia college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Louisville +12.5
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