DePaul Blue Demons vs Louisville Cardinals Prediction, 12/10/2021 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: DePaul Blue Demons vs Louisville Cardinals
Date: Friday, December 10, 2021
Location: KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, KY
KFC Yum! Center is where the Louisville Cardinals (6-2) will attempt to beat the DePaul Blue Demons (7-1) on Friday.
The DePaul Blue Demons faced Duquesne and notched a win by a score of 87-67 in their last game. In relation to fouls, the Blue Demons ended up finishing with 13 while Duquesne had 15 fouls. They also buried 6 out of their 19 shots from beyond the perimeter. Duquesne finished 50.0% at the free throw line by converting 5 of their 10 shots. Additionally, Duquesne had 33 boards (14 offensive, 19 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Duquesne doled out 12 dimes and had 6 steals in the matchup. When discussing the defense, DePaul allowed the other team to go 40.6% from the field on 28 out of 69 shooting. They also distributed 17 dimes for this contest while forcing 10 turnovers and having 6 steals. When discussing pulling down rebounds, they earned 41 with 15 of them being of the offensive sort. At the free throw line, the Blue Demons converted 7 of their 12 tries for a percentage of 58.3%. DePaul finished the game with a 53.0% field goal percentage (35 of 66) and buried 10 of their 21 shots from 3-point land.
Javon Freeman-Liberty is a guy who came through for this contest. He went 64.7% from the floor and also recorded 5 assists. He played 35 mins and also grabbed 9 boards. He ended up scoring 26 points on 11 out of 17 shooting.
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DePaul comes into this one with a record of 7-1 so far this year. They turn it over 11.9 times per contest and as a group are committing 14.6 personal fouls per contest. As a team, DePaul is grabbing 41.5 rebounds per game and is sitting with 105 assists this year, which is 256th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Blue Demons are connecting on 35.2% on three-point attempts (58 of 165) and 70.2% from the free throw line. They average 85.3 pts per contest (10th in Division 1) while going 49.2% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Blue Demons are forcing 13.6 turnovers per game and they draw 18.5 fouls. They are giving up 34.6% on shots from downtown and they are ranked 202nd in Division 1 in PPG allowed (69.3). The Blue Demons are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 40.2% (204 of 508) and they concede 33.6 boards per contest as a unit. They currently rank 86th in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 92 conceded for the campaign.
When they last played, the Louisville Cardinals walked away with a victory by a final of 73-68 when they faced North Carolina State. The Cardinals were able to snag 30 defensive boards and 13 offensive rebounds for a total of 43 in this matchup. They also turned it over 12 times, while earning 4 steals for the game. North Carolina State committed 16 fouls in the game which took the Cardinals to the free throw line for 15 attempts. They were able to knock down 12 of them for a percentage of 80.0%. In regard to three-point attempts, Louisville converted 11 out of their 28 attempts (39.3%). When this game wrapped up, the Cardinals finished 25 for 60 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 41.7%. The Cardinals allowed North Carolina State to knock down 24 of 60 attempts from the field which gave them a rate of 40.0% in this matchup. They went 28.6% from 3-point land by shooting 8 out of 28 and walked away from this one shooting 12 out of 18 from the free throw line (66.7%). When discussing how they rebounded, Louisville permitted North Carolina State to grab 27 in total (5 on the offensive glass).
Malik Williams ended up having an impact for the Cardinals for the contest. He knocked down 6 out of 8 for this contest for a rate of 75.0%, and earned 11 rebounds. He racked up 14 points in his 27 mins of playing time and tallied 2 assists in this matchup.
Louisville has a win-loss record of 6-2 this year. The Cardinals have committed 19.3 fouls every game and they go 68.8% from the free throw line. They are earning an assist 12.6 times per game (220th in college basketball) and they are losing possession via turnover 14.8 times per contest. Louisville has accounted for 566 pts on the campaign (70.8 per contest) and they pull in 41.8 rebounds per contest. When it comes to executing on offense, the Cardinals are connecting on 42.2% from the floor, which ranks 269th in the country.
The Cardinals are ranked 113th in college basketball in PPG given up with 65.1. They are forcing their opponents into 13.4 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 38.7% from the floor (44th in college basketball). The Louisville defense concedes 31.8% on shots from beyond the arc (55 of 173) and opponents are making 69.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They concede 11.1 assists and 34.8 rebounds per contest, which ranks them 106th and 182nd in those categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Louisville
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