Pittsburgh vs Louisville Expert NCAA Basketball Picks 12/6/2019
Game: Pittsburgh Panthers vs Louisville Cardinals
Date: Friday, December 6, 2019
Location: KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, KY
Odds/Point Spread: Louisville -13.5
The Pittsburgh Panthers head to KFC Yum! Center to take on the Louisville Cardinals on Friday, December 6, 2019. The opening line for this game has Louisville as 13.5 point favorites.
Pittsburgh heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-2. They currently have a point differential of 6.9 as they are averaging 65.8 points per contest while giving up 58.9 per game. Louisville has an overall record of 8-0. They are averaging 78.8 points per game and surrendering 59.0, good for a point differential of 19.8.
Valuable Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 6-3-0 against the spread this season
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 4-5-0 against the over/under this year
Important Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 4-4-0 against the spread this season
The Louisville Cardinals are 4-4-0 against the over/under this year
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
12/02/19 G Gerald Drumgoole Jr. Foot is out indefinitely
11/05/19 F Kene Chukwuka Hip is out indefinitely
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Trey McGowens comes into this game averaging 12.0 points per contest while playing 30.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 4.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is 73%. Ryan Murphy averages 11.9 points per contest in 33.6 minutes per game. He averages 1.9 assists per game and 3.2 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 38% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Jordan Nwora scores 21.9 points per contest while playing 29.9 minutes per game. He hauls in 7.5 rebounds per contest and has 1.1 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 86%. Steven Enoch averages 11.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 22.9 minutes per game. He also brings in 8.1 rebounds per game and has 0.4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is 63%.
Useful Team Statistics
Pittsburgh averages 65.8 points per contest, which is 290th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 6.9 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 256th. From 3-point territory they shoot 26%, which is good for 338th in the nation. They average 37.2 boards per contest and 12.0 assists per game, which ranks them 152nd and 257th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 206th with 13.3 per game. The Panthers allow 58.9 points per contest, which is 20th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 57th and 228th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 35.2 rebounds a game which ranks 173rd, and they allow 11.3 assists per game which puts them in 101st place in the country. They force 15.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 240th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Louisville is 62nd in the nation with 78.8 points per contest this season. They are 18th in the country in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 19.8. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 35th in the NCAA. They are 36th in D-1 in rebounding with 40.8 boards per contest and 76th in assists per game with 15.4. The Cardinals are 310th in turnovers per contest with 11.5. The Cardinals give up 59.0 points per game, which ranks them 21st in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 35% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 7th and 34th in those defensive statistics. They rank 11th with 8.6 dimes allowed per game and 58th with 31.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Cardinals are 14th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 10.8 per contest this year.
The Panthers have an offensive rating of 100.7, which is ranked 194th. They are 332nd in college basketball in pace with 65.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 297th. As a unit they are 275th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 265th in D-1. Pittsburgh is 155th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions.
Louisville is 288th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions. The Cardinals have an offensive rating of 117.1, which is ranked 8th. They are 303rd in D-1 in pace with 67.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 20th. As a unit they are 12th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 200th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Pittsburgh/Louisville college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Pittsburgh +13.5
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