Seton Hall Pirates vs Louisville Cardinals Prediction, 11/27/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Seton Hall Pirates vs Louisville Cardinals
Date: Friday, November 27, 2020
Location: KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, KY
Odds/Point Spread: Seton Hall (+5.5)
The Louisville Cardinals (24-7 last year) host the Seton Hall Pirates (21-9 last season) at KFC Yum! Center on Friday. Seton Hall opens this contest as 5.5-point dogs. The total opens at 140.5.
Seton Hall comes into this game after finishing with a mark of 21-9 last season. The Pirates shot 33.5% on three-point attempts (238 of 711) and 71.5% from the free throw line. They had an average of 74.7 pts per game (81st in the country) while connecting on 44.6% from the field. They turned it over 13.3 times per contest and as a unit committed 18.6 personal fouls per contest. As a squad, Seton Hall collected 37.1 rebounds per game and totaled 437 dimes last season, which was 114th in D-1 in terms of passing. Defensively, the Pirates forced 13.8 turnovers per game and they drew 17.9 personal fouls. They gave up 32.0% on shots from downtown and they ranked 138th in D-1 in PPG allowed (67.9). The Pirates allowed an opponent FG percentage of 40.1% (717 of 1,786) and they conceded 36.6 boards per game as a team. They were 64th in the country in giving up assists with 348 surrendered over the course of last season.
The Seton Hall Pirates took the court against the Creighton Bluejays and ended up losing by a score of 77-60 in their last game. Seton Hall ended the game having earned a 44.6% field goal percentage (25 out of 56) and buried 8 out of their 22 three-point shots. At the free throw line, the Pirates buried 2 of 7 attempts for a percentage of 28.6%. Concerning hauling in boards, they earned 33 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 11 assists for the game while getting 3 steals and 2 blocks. When talking about defense, Seton Hall allowed the other team to shoot 44.6% from the field on 25 out of 56. Creighton recorded 18 assists and 6 steals in this contest. Moreover, the Bluejays totaled 23 boards (3 offensive, 20 defensive) and had 2 blocks. Creighton went 55.6% from the free throw line by converting 5 of 9 shots. They made 14 out of their 26 tries from beyond the perimeter.
Quincy McKnight is one guy who had an impact for the matchup. He racked up 15 points on 6 out of 14 shooting. He played for 38 mins played and pulled down 4 rebounds. McKnight finished shooting 42.9% from the field and also dished out 2 dimes. An additional guy that saw a lot of court time in the matchup for the Pirates was Sandro Mamukelashvili. He grabbed 12 boards and also earned 2 dimes. He shot 30.0% from the field in this contest by connecting on 3-of-10 (7 points). When the game finished, Mamukelashvili played 35 minutes.
Louisville had a mark of 24-7 last season. Louisville had 2,296 pts over the course of last season (74.1 per contest) and they collected 38.6 boards per contest. When it comes to offense, the Cardinals connected on 45.3% from the field, which was ranked 91st in the nation. The Cardinals committed 16.9 fouls per game and they went 73.1% from the free throw line. They assisted teammates 14.0 times per game (100th in D-1) and they lost possession via turnover 12.1 times per game. The Cardinals on the defensive end were ranked 33rd in the nation in points per game surrendered with 63.7. They were able to force 11.8 TO's per game and allowed teams to shoot 38.9% from the floor (13th in college hoops). The Louisville defense surrendered 30.1% on 3-pointers (219 of 727) and opponents made 73.0% of their free throw shots. They gave up 10.5 dimes and 32.3 total boards per game, which was ranked 35th and 56th in college hoops.
When they last stepped on the court, the Louisville Cardinals took home the win by a final score of 79-44 against the Evansville Purple Aces. The Cardinals were able to snag 37 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 46 for this contest. They blocked 3 attempts while getting 2 steals for this contest. The Purple Aces had 16 personal fouls for the game which got the Cardinals to the free throw line for 16 shots. They were able to make 11 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 68.8%. With respect to shooting from downtown, Louisville made 6 out of 16 tries (37.5%). At the conclusion of this game, the Cardinals ended up shooting 31 for 53 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 58.5%. The Cardinals permitted the Purple Aces to make 14 of 47 tries from the floor which gave them a rate of 29.8% in the matchup. They finished 23.1% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 6 of 26 and ended up going 10 of 21 at the free throw line (47.6%). When it comes to cleaning the glass, Louisville allowed Evansville to get 18 in total (3 on the offensive glass).
Samuell Williamson pitched in for the Cardinals in this game. He made 8 of 12 in this game giving him a field goal percentage of 66.7%, which had him finishing with 17 points. Williamson grabbed 6 boards in his 34 minutes played and had 5 dimes for the matchup. One more player who came through for Louisville was Carlik Jones. He accumulated 18 points in his 31 minutes on the court via 6 out of 11 from the floor for the game. Jones ended the game having shot 54.5% from the floor as well as contributing 7 assists and 8 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Louisville (-5.5) and over 140.5 points
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