Louisville vs Pittsburgh Predictions, Picks, Tips, 1/14/2020
Game: Louisville Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Panthers
Date: Tuesday, January 14, 2020
Location: Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh +5.5
The Louisville Cardinals head to Petersen Events Center to take on the Pittsburgh Panthers on Tuesday, January 14, 2020. The opening line for this game has Louisville as 5.5 point favorites.
Louisville heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-3. They currently have a point differential of 13.6 as they are averaging 74.8 points per contest while giving up 61.2 per game. Pittsburgh has an overall record of 11-5. They are averaging 66.2 points per game and surrendering 61.0, good for a point differential of 5.2.
Valuable Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
The Louisville Cardinals are 8-7-1 against the spread this season
The Louisville Cardinals are 8-8-0 against the over/under this year
Important Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 8-8-0 against the spread this season
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 6-9-1 against the over/under this year
Key Louisville Cardinals Injuries
01/11/20 F Malik Williams Foot injured last game, is questionable
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
11/05/19 F Kene Chukwuka Hip is out indefinitely
01/11/20 G Au'Diese Toney Elbow is probable Sunday vs Miami Florida
01/09/20 G Ithiel Horton Undisclosed is out for season
Steven Enoch averages 10.9 points per contest in 21.8 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.5 assists per game and 6.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 51% for the season while his free throw percentage is 70%. Jordan Nwora comes into this game averaging 20.8 points per contest while playing 32.6 minutes per night. He grabs 7.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Xavier Johnson averages 12.3 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.9 minutes per game. He also hauls in 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes 5.0 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 73%. Trey McGowens scores 12.9 points per contest while playing 32.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.7 rebounds per contest and has 3.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Cardinals allow 61.2 points per contest which is 30th in the country. They also surrender a 37% shooting percentage and a 29% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 46th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.1 rebounds a game which ranks 77th, and they allow 10.4 assists per game which puts them in 42nd place in D-1. They force 10.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 12th in Division 1. Louisville averages 74.8 points per contest, which is 108th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 13.6 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a unit, which has them ranked 47th. From 3-point territory they shoot 38%, which is good for 30th in the nation. They average 40.2 boards per contest and 14.6 assists per game, which ranks them 34th and 90th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 288th with 12.1 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Panthers give up 61.0 points per game, which ranks them 29th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 120th and 157th in those defensive statistics. They rank 184th with 12.5 dimes allowed per game and 208th with 35.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Panthers are 305th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 16.3 per contest. Pittsburgh is 304th in the country with 66.2 points per contest this season. They are 288th in D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 5.2. They shoot 30% from beyond the arc, which is good for 320th in the country. They are 207th in the nation in rebounding with 35.2 boards per contest and 259th in assists per game with 12.3. The Panthers are 271st in turnovers per contest with 12.4.
The Cardinals are 20th in the nation in offensive rating with 110.9. In terms of pace they are 310th in the country with 66.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 52nd. As a team they are 52nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 213th in Division 1. Louisville is 269th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions.
Pittsburgh is 240th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions. The Panthers are 187th in the country in offensive rating with 100.9. In terms of pace they are 332nd in Division 1 with 65.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 312th. As a team they are 295th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 288th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlays Pundit's Pick: Take Louisville -5.5 and over 126.5 total points
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