Florida A&M Rattlers vs Louisville Cardinals Prediction, 12/17/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Florida A&M Rattlers vs Louisville Cardinals
Date: Saturday, December 17, 2022
Location: KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, KY
The Florida A&M Rattlers (2-6) are traveling to KFC Yum! Center on Saturday where they will meet the Louisville Cardinals (1-9).
The Florida A&M Rattlers faced Edward Waters and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 68-58 in their last contest. When talking about fouls, the Rattlers finished with 14 and Edward Waters finished the game with 10 fouls. They made 7 of 18 attempts from downtown. Edward Waters ended up shooting 56.3% when shooting free throws by knocking down 9 of 16 attempts. On top of that, Edward Waters collected 38 rebounds (12 offensive, 26 defensive), but didn't have a block. Edward Waters distributed 16 assists and had 13 steals in this matchup. Pertaining to defending, Florida A&M allowed their opponent to shoot 48.1% from the floor on 26 out of 54 shooting. They also dished out 8 assists for the matchup in addition to forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and getting 13 steals. In the matter of rebounding, they compiled 48 with 17 of them being of the offensive sort. At the charity stripe, the Rattlers buried 16 of 29 tries for a percentage of 55.2%. Florida A&M walked away from the contest having earned a 30.6% FG percentage (19 out of 62) and converted 4 out of their 20 shots from 3-point land.
Jaylen Bates is a guy who came through for the matchup. He ended up scoring 13 points on 3 out of 11 shooting. He played 26 mins played and also pulled down 12 rebounds. He walked away from this one shooting 27.3% from the field and also totaled 1 assist.
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Florida A&M enters this one with a win-loss mark of 2-6 so far this year. They turn it over 18.3 times per game and as a group are committing 17.5 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Florida A&M is collecting 34.6 rebounds per contest and has accounted for 69 dimes so far this year, which ranks 363rd in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. The Rattlers are connecting on 26.8% on shots from 3-point land (34 of 127) and 64.5% from the charity stripe. They average 54.9 points per outing (362nd in the country) while going 35.5% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Rattlers are forcing 14.3 turnovers per game while drawing 16.4 fouls. They are currently ranked 87th in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 113 relinquished for the season. Rattlers defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 45.9% (217 of 473) and they concede 39.5 rebounds per game as a team. They are relinquishing 35.7% on 3-point attempts and they are 316th in the nation in points per game allowed (75.0).
The last time they took the court, the Louisville Cardinals went home victorious with a score of 94-75 when they faced Western Kentucky. In regard to cleaning up the glass, Louisville allowed Western Kentucky to collect 37 in all (8 on the offensive glass). They finished the game shooting 36.8% from 3-point land by connecting on 7 out of 19 and finished the game at 12 out of 16 at the free throw line (75.0%). The Cardinals allowed Western Kentucky to make 28 out of their 62 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 45.2% in this matchup. When the final whistle blew, the Cardinals shot 31 out of 57 from the floor which had them at 54.4%. Pertaining to three-point attempts, Louisville converted 13 of their 25 tries (52.0%). They were able to knock down 19 of them for a rate of 95.0%. Western Kentucky had 13 fouls in this matchup which got the Cardinals to the free throw line for a total of 20 attempts. They coughed up the ball 12 times, while recording 5 steals for the contest. The Cardinals were able to collect 21 defensive rebounds and 7 offensive rebounds for a total of 28 for the contest.
El Ellis ended up being a factor for the Cardinals for the game. He tallied 30 points in his 40 minutes on the hardwood and had 10 assists for this game. He buried 10 of 19 in the matchup for a rate of 52.6%, and had 4 rebounds.
Louisville has a record of 1-9 on the season. The Cardinals have committed 16.2 personal fouls per game and they hit 75.0% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 8.9 times per game (360th in college basketball) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 16.6 times per game. Louisville has tallied 606 pts so far this season (60.6 per contest) and they average 31.9 rebounds per contest. When it comes to offense, the Cardinals are hitting on 39.0% from the field, which ranks them 350th in the country.
The Cardinals on defense are ranked 312th in college basketball in points allowed per contest with 74.9. They are forcing their opponents into 12.3 TO's per game and have let teams shoot 47.9% from the floor (347th in Division 1). The Louisville defense gives up 34.1% on 3-point attempts (73 of 214) and opponents are converting on 69.5% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 14.0 dimes and 34.9 rebounds per contest, which ranks 276th and 215th in college basketball.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Florida A&M
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