Notre Dame at Louisville College Basketball Game Picks 3/13/2019
Wednesday, March 13, 2019
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish head to Spectrum Center to take on the Louisville Cardinals on Wednesday, March 13, 2019. The opening line for this game has Louisville as 7.5 point favorites.
Notre Dame comes into this game with an overall record of 13-18. They currently have a point differential of 0.2 as they are averaging 68.9 points per game while giving up 68.7 per contest. Louisville has an overall record of 19-12. They are averaging 74.7 points per game and surrendering 67.8, good for a point differential of 6.9.
Valuable Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 12-19-0 against the spread this season
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 11-18-2 against the over/under this year
Important Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 15-14-2 against the spread this season
The Louisville Cardinals are 13-17-1 against the over/under this year
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
12/17/18 G Rex Pflueger Knee is out for season
12/15/18 G Robby Carmody Shoulder is out for season
11/27/18 F Elijah Burns Transferred is out for season
03/09/19 G D.J. Harvey Shoulder is out for season
03/08/19 G Nikola Djogo Shoulder is out for season
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
No key injuries to report
John Mooney comes into this game averaging 14.1 points per contest while playing 29.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 11.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.3 assists per game. His FG percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is 77%. Temple Gibbs averages 13.4 points per contest in 36.0 minutes per game. He averages 3.4 assists per game and 1.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 35% for the season while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Jordan Nwora scores 17.3 points per contest while playing 32.2 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.7 rebounds per contest and has 1.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Dwayne Sutton averages 10.3 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 6.9 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Notre Dame averages 68.9 points per contest, which is 275th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 0.2 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a unit, which has them ranked 343rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 301st in the nation. They average 36.5 boards per contest and 12.9 assists per game, which ranks them 114th and 214th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 347th with 9.5 per game. The Fighting Irish allow 68.7 points per contest, which is 106th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 111th and 104th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 39.0 rebounds a game which ranks 334th, and they allow 12.7 assists per game which puts them in 149th place in the country. They force 11.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 37th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Louisville is 119th in the nation with 74.7 points per contest this season. They are 221st in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 6.9. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 168th in the NCAA. They are 51st in D-1 in rebounding with 38.0 boards per contest and 191st in assists per game with 13.2. The Cardinals are 215th in turnovers per contest with 12.6. The Cardinals give up 67.8 points per game, which ranks them 79th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 35th and 68th in those defensive statistics. They rank 66th with 11.6 dimes allowed per game and 135th with 34.2 boards surrendered per contest. The Cardinals are 63rd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 11.7 per contest this year.
The Fighting Irish are 179th in the nation in offensive rating with 103.3. In terms of pace they are 296th in the country with 66.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 330th. As a team they are 317th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 41st in Division 1. Notre Dame is 348th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.3 times per 100 possessions.
Louisville is 199th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions. The Cardinals have an offensive rating of 107.4, which is ranked 92nd. They are 222nd in D-1 in pace with 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 172nd. As a unit they are 103rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 64th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Notre Dame/Louisville college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Notre Dame +7.5
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