UNC Greensboro Spartans vs Louisville Cardinals Prediction, 12/4/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: UNC Greensboro Spartans vs Louisville Cardinals
Date: Friday, December 4, 2020
Location: KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, KY
TV: ACC Network
Odds/Point Spread: UNC Greensboro (+11.5)
KFC Yum! Center is the venue where and the Louisville Cardinals (4-0) will take on the UNC Greensboro Spartans (1-2) on Friday. The spread on this game has Louisville as 11.5-point favorites. The over/under is set at 138.5.
UNC Greensboro will enter this matchup with a win-loss mark of 1-2 on the year. They have an average of 70.7 pts per game (176th in the nation) while hitting 41.1% from the floor. The Spartans are shooting 28.8% on shots from 3-point land (23 of 80) and 62.3% from the charity stripe. As a unit, UNC Greensboro is pulling down 39.7 boards per contest and has totaled 39 dimes so far this year, which is 102nd in D-1 in terms of passing. They cough up possession 18.7 times per game and as a team they commit 25.7 fouls every game. On the defensive end, the Spartans are forcing their opponents into 17.0 turnovers on a nightly basis and they draw 18.7 fouls. They are currently ranked 136th in college hoops in giving up assists to the opposition with 31 surrendered for the year. The Spartans defense is giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 45.5% (71 of 156) and they surrender 33.7 rebounds per contest as a team. They relinquish 39.5% on 3-pointers and they are 197th in D-1 in points per game allowed (75.3).
The UNC Greensboro Spartans played the Duquesne Dukes and ended up losing by a score of 81-68 in their last game. UNC Greensboro walked away from the contest with a 43.8% FG percentage (28 of 64) and made 9 of their 25 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Spartans made 3 of their 9 shots for a rate of 33.3%. Pertaining to rebounding, they earned 33 with 12 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 15 assists in this game in addition to earning 5 steals and 7 blocks. Regarding defense, UNC Greensboro allowed 43.8% from the floor on 28 out of 64. Duquesne distributed 9 dimes and 10 steals in this contest. In addition, the Dukes collected 33 rebounds (8 offensive, 25 defensive) and got 7 blocks. Duquesne finished the contest at 75.8% at the charity stripe by knocking down 25 of their 33 tries. They buried 6 out of their 17 shots from beyond the arc.
Isaiah Miller is one guy who had an impact for this contest. He notched 22 points on 11 of 20 shooting. He was on the court for 32 mins played and also collected 4 rebounds. Miller finished the game at 55.0% from the floor and also totaled 4 dimes. Another guy that saw a lot of action in the matchup for the Spartans was Hayden Koval. He snagged 4 rebounds and also had 2 assists. He ended up shooting 20.0% from the field for the contest by going 1-of-5 (3 points). When the final whistle was blown, Koval saw the court for 27 minutes.
Louisville has a win-loss mark of 4-0 on the season. The Cardinals commit 19.0 personal fouls every game while shooting 75.0% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 15.0 times per contest (102nd in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 11.3 times per contest. Louisville has totaled 311 points on the campaign (77.8 per contest) and they pull in 38.8 boards per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Cardinals are shooting 51.9% from the floor, which ranks 99th in D-1. The Cardinals defensively are ranked 34th in college hoops in points allowed per game with 58.0. The Louisville defense gives up 26.7% on 3-point attempts (24 of 90) and their opposition makes 58.2% of their shots from the free throw line. They have allowed 9.0 assists and 30.3 rebounds per game, which ranks them 38th and 37th in college hoops. They are able to force 12.5 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 36.5% from the field (45th in Division 1).
In their last game, the Louisville Cardinals took home the win by a final score of 75-54 when they faced the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. The Cardinals recorded 25 defensive boards and 8 offensive boards for a total of 33 for the game. They rejected 2 shots while earning 9 steals for this game. The Hilltoppers earned 17 fouls for the game which got the Cardinals to the charity stripe for 20 attempts. They were able to make 15 of the free throw tries for a rate of 75.0%. In reference to 3-pointers, Louisville made 8 out of their 18 tries (44.4%). In all, the Cardinals finished 26 out of 55 from the floor which had them sitting at 47.3%. The Cardinals permitted the Hilltoppers to make 23 out of their 53 attempts from the field which left them shooting 43.4% for this contest. They finished 16.7% from beyond the perimeter by connecting on 3 out of 18 and ended up shooting 5 out of 11 from the free throw line (45.5%). In reference to rebounding, Louisville allowed Western Kentucky to pull down 29 in all (7 on the offensive side).
Carlik Jones saw a lot of time on the hardwood for the Cardinals for the contest. He converted 7 out of 16 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 43.8%, which got him 18 points. Jones snagged 6 rebounds in his 39 minutes and totaled 4 dimes in this matchup. One more player that was pivotal for Louisville was David Johnson. He ended up finishing with 17 points in his 39 minutes on the hardwood by going 5 out of 10 shooting in this contest. Johnson walked away from this one going 50.0% from the field and also contributing 8 dimes and 6 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Louisville (-11.5)
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