Louisville Cardinals vs Arkansas Razorbacks Prediction, 11/21/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Louisville Cardinals vs Arkansas Razorbacks
Date: Monday, November 21, 2022
Location: Lahaina Civic Center in Lahaina, HI
The Arkansas Razorbacks (3-0) host the Louisville Cardinals (0-3) at Lahaina Civic Center on Monday.
The Louisville Cardinals played Appalachian State and went home with a loss by a final score of 61-60 in their last contest. Louisville walked away from the game having earned a 39.1% field goal percentage (18 out of 46) and converted 7 of their 22 shots from downtown. From the free throw line, the Cardinals made 17 of 23 attempts for a rate of 73.9%. Regarding hauling in boards, they earned 39 with 8 of them being offensive. They also dished out 6 assists in the matchup while forcing the opposition into 7 turnovers and earning 1 steal. In relation to defense, Louisville allowed 38.1% from the floor on 24 out of 63 shooting. Appalachian State dished out 8 assists and had 6 steals for the matchup. Furthermore, Appalachian State had 29 rebounds (8 offensive, 21 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. Appalachian State walked away from this one shooting 66.7% at the charity stripe by burying 8 of 12 attempts. They made 5 out of their 19 shots from beyond the perimeter. When it comes to personal fouls, the Cardinals walked away with 21 while Appalachian State totaled 21 personal fouls.
El Ellis is someone who played a role in this matchup. He finished shooting 44.4% from the field and recorded 3 assists. He was on the court for 39 minutes and snagged 3 boards. He ended up with 29 points on 8 out of 18 shooting.
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Louisville will enter this matchup with a mark of 0-3 for the campaign. They are averaging 66.0 points per game (297th in the country) while connecting on 44.6% from the field. The Cardinals are hitting 33.8% on shots from downtown (23 of 68) and 77.8% from the free throw line. As a unit, Louisville is collecting 36.3 rebounds per game and is sitting with 27 assists this season, which is 359th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. They are losing possession via turnover 16.7 times per contest and as a group are committing 16.3 fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Cardinals are forcing their opponents into 10.3 turnovers per game and they draw 15.0 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 37th in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 29 surrendered on the campaign. The Cardinals defense is allowing an opponent shooting percentage of 44.4% (76 of 171) and they surrender 30.0 rebounds per game as a team. They are surrendering 34.0% on 3-point attempts while they are 160th in D-1 in PPG allowed (67.0).
The last time they took the court, the Arkansas Razorbacks walked away with a victory by a final of 71-56 when they played South Dakota State. When discussing how they rebounded, Arkansas permitted South Dakota State to snag 31 overall (6 on the offensive glass). They finished 18.8% from distance by going 3 of 16 and finished the game at 17 of 20 from the free throw line (85.0%). The Razorbacks allowed South Dakota State to knock down 18 out of their 56 tries from the floor which had them at 32.1% in this matchup. Overall, the Razorbacks shot 28 out of 61 from the field which gave them a rate of 45.9%. When it comes to three-point shots, Arkansas buried 7 out of 22 attempts (31.8%). They were able to make 8 of the free throw attempts for a clip of 53.3%. South Dakota State was called for 14 personal fouls in the game which took the Razorbacks to the charity stripe for a total of 15 attempts. They also turned it over 20 times, while getting 14 steals in the game. The Razorbacks corralled 32 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 41 in the matchup.
Ricky Council IV ended up being a major contributor for the Razorbacks for this game. He made 8 of 12 for this game giving him a field goal percentage of 66.7%, and earned 2 rebounds. He totaled 19 points in his 30 mins on the hardwood and added 2 assists in this matchup.
Arkansas has a record of 3-0 so far this season. On the offensive side of the ball, the Razorbacks are connecting on 47.0% from the field, which ranks 119th in the nation. Arkansas has accounted for 221 points so far this season (73.7 per contest) and they pull in 40.0 boards per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 14.7 times per game (137th in the nation) and they are turning it over 14.7 times per contest. The Razorbacks have committed 19.0 fouls per game and they go 64.3% from the free throw line.
The Arkansas defense surrenders 22.2% on shots from beyond the arc (12 of 54) and opponents are making 70.0% of their free throw shots. They concede 7.7 assists and 32.0 rebounds per contest, which is 18th and 87th in those defensive categories. The Razorbacks on the defensive side of the court are 20th in college hoops in PPG given up with 54.0. They have forced 21.3 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 34.4% from the floor (20th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Louisville
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