Miami at Louisville College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/6/2019
Sunday, January 6, 2019
KFC Yum! Center
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The Miami Hurricanes head to KFC Yum! Center to take on the Louisville Cardinals on Sunday, January 6, 2019. The opening line for this game has Louisville as 6.5 point favorites.
Miami heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-5. They currently have a point differential of 8.8 as they are averaging 77.9 points per contest while giving up 69.1 per game. Louisville has an overall record of 9-4. They are averaging 78.5 points per game and surrendering 68.7, good for a point differential of 9.8.
Valuable Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 4-9-0 against the spread this season
The Miami Hurricanes are 5-8-0 against the over/under this year
Important Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 5-6-2 against the spread this season
The Louisville Cardinals are 6-7-0 against the over/under this year
Key Miami Hurricanes Injuries
12/13/18 F Deng Gak Knee is out for season
11/09/18 F Dewan Hernandez Eligibility is out indefinitely
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Chris Lykes comes into this game averaging 17.5 points per contest while playing 33.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is 73%. Zach Johnson averages 13.9 points per contest in 29.9 minutes per game. He averages 2.5 assists per game and 2.8 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% for the season while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Jordan Nwora scores 17.8 points per contest while playing 29.8 minutes per game. He hauls in 8.3 rebounds per contest and has 1.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 49% and his free throw percentage is at 75%. Christen Cunningham averages 9.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 1.6 rebounds per game and has 3.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami averages 77.9 points per contest, which is 92nd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 8.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 103rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 103rd in the nation. They average 34.8 boards per contest and 14.2 assists per game, which ranks them 243rd and 155th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 276th with 12.2 per game. The Hurricanes allow 69.1 points per contest, which is 118th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 191st and 88th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.7 rebounds a game which ranks 254th, and they allow 13.1 assists per game which puts them in 173rd place in the country. They force 15.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 276th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Louisville is 81st in the nation with 78.5 points per contest this season. They are 179th in the country in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 9.8. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 138th in the NCAA. They are 106th in D-1 in rebounding with 37.7 boards per contest and 254th in assists per game with 12.6. The Cardinals are 259th in turnovers per contest with 12.4. The Cardinals give up 68.7 points per game, which ranks them 106th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 42% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 111th and 221st in those defensive statistics. They rank 102nd with 11.9 dimes allowed per game and 46th with 31.5 boards surrendered per contest. The Cardinals are 41st in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.7 per contest this year.
The Hurricanes have an offensive rating of 108.9, which is ranked 90th. They are 135th in college basketball in pace with 71.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 77th. As a unit they are 91st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 95th in D-1. Miami is 267th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions.
Louisville is 241st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions. The Cardinals have an offensive rating of 111.7, which is ranked 54th. They are 258th in D-1 in pace with 69 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 154th. As a unit they are 57th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 97th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Miami/Louisville college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Miami +6.5
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