Notre Dame at Louisville College Basketball Game Picks 3/3/2019
Sunday, March 3, 2019
KFC Yum! Center
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish head to KFC Yum! Center to take on the Louisville Cardinals on Sunday, March 3, 2019. The opening line for this game has Louisville as 9.5 point favorites.
Notre Dame comes into this game with an overall record of 13-15. They currently have a point differential of 0.9 as they are averaging 70.0 points per game while giving up 69.1 per contest. Louisville has an overall record of 18-11. They are averaging 74.9 points per game and surrendering 67.9, good for a point differential of 7.0.
Valuable Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 11-17-0 against the spread this season
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 11-16-1 against the over/under this year
Important Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 13-14-2 against the spread this season
The Louisville Cardinals are 12-17-0 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
03/02/19 G Nikola Djogo Shoulder is questionable Sunday vs Louisville
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
03/02/19 F Akoy Agau Knee is questionable Sunday vs Notre Dame
John Mooney comes into this game averaging 14.0 points per contest while playing 28.6 minutes per night this year. He grabs 10.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.1 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 80%. Temple Gibbs averages 13.7 points per contest in 35.6 minutes per game. He averages 3.5 assists per game and 1.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 36% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Jordan Nwora scores 17.1 points per contest while playing 31.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.6 rebounds per contest and has 1.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 76%. Dwayne Sutton averages 10.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.2 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.0 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Notre Dame averages 70.0 points per contest, which is 258th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 0.9 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a unit, which has them ranked 340th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 306th in the nation. They average 36.7 boards per contest and 12.9 assists per game, which ranks them 111th and 224th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 346th with 9.7 per game. The Fighting Irish allow 69.1 points per contest, which is 117th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 111th and 158th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 38.9 rebounds a game which ranks 332nd, and they allow 12.8 assists per game which puts them in 153rd place in the country. They force 11.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 48th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Louisville is 116th in the nation with 74.9 points per contest this season. They are 223rd in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 7.0. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 132nd in the NCAA. They are 69th in D-1 in rebounding with 37.5 boards per contest and 175th in assists per game with 13.5. The Cardinals are 206th in turnovers per contest with 12.8. The Cardinals give up 67.9 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 40th and 64th in those defensive statistics. They rank 59th with 11.6 dimes allowed per game and 155th with 34.4 boards surrendered per contest. The Cardinals are 80th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 12.2 per contest this year.
The Fighting Irish are 161st in the nation in offensive rating with 104.4. In terms of pace they are 290th in the country with 67 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 323rd. As a team they are 313th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shots, ranking 46th in Division 1. Notre Dame is 348th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.4 times per 100 possessions.
Louisville is 190th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions. The Cardinals have an offensive rating of 107, which is ranked 99th. They are 206th in D-1 in pace with 68.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 173rd. As a unit they are 109th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 44% of their shot attempts, ranking 62nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Notre Dame/Louisville college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Notre Dame +9.5
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