Louisville vs Notre Dame Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/11/2020
Game: Louisville Cardinals vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Date: Saturday, January 11, 2020
Location: Purcell Pavilion in Notre Dame, IN
Odds/Point Spread: Notre Dame +3
The Louisville Cardinals travel to Purcell Pavilion to play the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday, January 11, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Louisville as 3 point favorites.
Louisville heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-3. They currently have a point differential of 14.3 as they are averaging 75.3 points per contest while giving up 61.0 per game. Notre Dame has an overall mark of 10-5. They are averaging 75.6 points per contest and giving up 65.5, which is a point differential of 10.1.
Valuable Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 8-7-0 against the spread
The Louisville Cardinals are 8-7-0 against the over/under
Important Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 7-8-0 against the spread
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 5-10-0 against the over/under
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
12/06/19 G Robby Carmody ACL is out indefinitely
01/09/20 G Rex Pflueger Knee is probable
Jordan Nwora comes into this contest averaging 20.9 points per game while playing 32.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Steven Enoch averages 11.5 points per game in 22.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.5 assists per contest and 7.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 70%.
John Mooney averages 15.8 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 13.6 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 54%. Temple Gibbs averages 13.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.9 rebounds per contest and 3.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 89%.
Useful Team Statistics
Louisville averages 75.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 101st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 14.3 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 45th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 44th in the nation. They average 40.3 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per game, which ranks them 34th and 86th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 278th with 12.3 per game. The Cardinals allow 61.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 27th in the country. They also allow a 37% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 34th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.7 rebounds a game which ranks 70th and they give up 9.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 25th place in Division 1. They force 10.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 11th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Notre Dame is 95th in the country with 75.6 points per game this year. They are 235th in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 10.1. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 103rd in the nation. They are 36th in the NCAA in rebounding with 40.2 boards per game, and 4th in assists per contest with 18.3. The Fighting Irish are 349th in turnovers per game with 9.9. The Fighting Irish surrender 65.5 points per contest, which ranks them 96th in D-1. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 50th and 207th in those defensive statistics. They rank 250th with 13.6 assists allowed per contest and 332nd with 39.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Fighting Irish are 96th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game.
The Cardinals are 18th in the nation in offensive rating with 111.6. In terms of pace they are 309th in the country with 66.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 47th. As a team they are 47th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 206th in Division 1. Louisville is 257th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions.
Notre Dame is 350th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions. The Fighting Irish are 64th in the country in offensive rating with 107.8. In terms of pace they are 215th in Division 1 with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 158th. As a team they are 177th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 32nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Louisville/Notre Dame college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Notre Dame +3
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