Detroit Titans vs Louisville Cardinals Prediction, 11/20/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Detroit Titans vs Louisville Cardinals
Date: Saturday, November 20, 2021
Location: KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, KY
The Detroit Titans (0-3) are en route to KFC Yum! Center on Saturday where they will compete against the Louisville Cardinals (2-1).
The Detroit Titans faced Mississippi State and took a loss by a score of 77-64 in their last game. Detroit finished with a 43.6% FG percentage (24 of 55) and made 9 of their 22 shots from beyond the perimeter. At the charity stripe, the Titans made 7 of 9 attempts for a rate of 77.8%. Pertaining to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 22 with 10 of them being offensive. They also doled out 9 assists in the matchup as well as forcing the opposition into 12 turnovers and getting 5 steals. When discussing defending, Detroit let their opponent shoot 59.2% from the field on 29 of 49 shooting. Mississippi State doled out 16 assists and had 11 steals for the game. In addition, Mississippi State collected 24 rebounds (6 offensive, 18 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Mississippi State finished the game shooting 68.8% when shooting free throws by knocking down 11 of 16 tries. They also knocked down 8 of their 16 attempts from 3-point range. Regarding personal fouls, the Titans ended up walking away with 12 while Mississippi State accumulated 14 personal fouls.
Prince Oduro is one player who was a factor in the game. He accounted for 14 points on 7 of 7 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 30 minutes and snagged 7 boards. He ended up going 100.0% from the floor but had no assists when the time ran out.
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Detroit will take the court with a record of 0-3 for the year. They lose possession via turnover 12.3 times per game and as a team they are committing 14.0 fouls per game. As a unit, Detroit is grabbing 32.0 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 26 assists on the year, which is 319th in college hoops in terms of passing. The Titans are connecting on 32.5% on three-point attempts (25 of 77) and 65.6% from the free throw line. They have an average of 61.3 points per outing (318th in D-1) while connecting on 39.0% from the floor.
Defensively, the Titans are forcing their opponents into 9.3 turnovers per game while drawing 13.7 fouls. They are currently ranked 295th in D-1 in allowing assists with 48 relinquished this year. The Titans are allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 53.8% (92 of 171) and they surrender 35.0 boards per contest as a basketball team. They are giving up 39.3% on shots from distance and they are 330th in D-1 in PPG from their opponents (81.0).
The last time they took the court, the Louisville Cardinals walked away with a victory by a final of 77-60 against Navy. When discussing cleaning up the glass, Louisville permitted Navy to get 30 overall (10 on the offensive glass). They finished the game shooting 14.3% from behind the 3-point line by going 3 out of 21 and finished the contest at 9 of 13 from the free throw line (69.2%). The Cardinals allowed Navy to convert 24 of 56 attempts from the field which gave them a percentage of 42.9% for this contest. When the final whistle blew, the Cardinals finished 28 for 50 from the field which had them sitting at 56.0%. In terms of shots from 3-point land, Louisville knocked down 10 of their 24 tries (41.7%). They were able to make 11 of the free throws for a percentage of 68.8%. Navy had 16 personal fouls in the game which got the Cardinals to the charity stripe for 16 tries. They coughed up the ball 16 times, while recording 14 steals for this game. The Cardinals snagged 19 defensive boards and 4 offensive rebounds for a total of 23 in the matchup.
Matt Cross ended up being a factor for the Cardinals in the game. He tallied 14 points in his 15 minutes on the hardwood and added 1 assist in this matchup. He knocked down 4 out of 4 in the game giving him a rate of 100.0%, and tallied 2 rebounds.
Louisville has a win-loss mark of 2-1 so far this season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Cardinals are connecting on 43.5% from the floor, which is ranked 205th in Division 1. Louisville has earned 221 points this season (73.7 per game) and they pull down 40.7 rebounds per game. Their rate of earning assists is at 14.7 times per game (136th in college basketball) and they turn the ball over 14.0 times per contest. The Cardinals have committed 19.0 fouls every game while shooting 68.5% from the charity stripe.
The Cardinals are ranked 162nd in college basketball in points given up per game with 66.7. They are forcing their opponents into 15.0 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 37.3% from the field (68th in the nation). The Louisville defense concedes 31.5% on shots from distance (23 of 73) and their opponents are connecting on 69.6% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 11.3 dimes and 38.3 total boards per game, which ranks them 146th and 277th in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Detroit
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