Louisville Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Panthers Prediction, 1/15/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Louisville Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Panthers
Date: Saturday, January 15, 2022
Location: Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, PA
The Louisville Cardinals (10-6) are en route to Petersen Events Center on Saturday where they will go up against the Pittsburgh Panthers (6-10).
The Louisville Cardinals stepped onto the hardwood against North Carolina State and went home with a loss by a final score of 79-63 in their last game. Louisville finished the game having earned a 46.0% field goal percentage (23 out of 50) and converted 6 out of their 14 shots from beyond the perimeter. From the charity stripe, the Cardinals knocked down 11 of 18 tries for a percentage of 61.1%. In regard to hauling in boards, they collected 31 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 15 assists in this game as well as creating 8 turnovers and getting 5 steals. Pertaining to the defense, Louisville allowed the other team to shoot 56.1% from the field on 32 of 57 shooting. North Carolina State doled out 15 dimes and had 7 steals in this matchup. Additionally, North Carolina State totaled 27 boards (5 offensive, 22 defensive), but finished the game with no rejections. North Carolina State finished the game shooting 50.0% when shooting free throws by burying 3 of 6 shots. They made 12 of their 25 shots from three-point range. In reference to personal fouls, the Cardinals finished with 15 while North Carolina State totaled 19 personal fouls.
Sydney Curry is a guy who was a factor in the game. He finished with 22 points on 10 out of 13 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 25 minutes and also pulled down 10 boards. He ended up going 76.9% from the field and distributed 1 assist.
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Louisville enters this contest with a win-loss record of 10-6 for the campaign. They have an average of 70.4 points per game (223rd in D-1) while shooting 42.5% from the floor. The Cardinals are shooting 31.7% on three-point attempts (126 of 398) and 69.5% from the charity stripe. As a team, Louisville is pulling in 39.3 boards per contest and has earned 210 dimes on the season, which ranks 143rd in Division 1 in terms of passing. They are turning it over 13.6 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 18.7 personal fouls per game.
Defensively, the Cardinals are forcing 12.0 turnovers every game while drawing 17.6 personal fouls. They are ranked 183rd in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 183 surrendered this season. The Cardinals defense is giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 40.6% (377 of 928) and they relinquish 34.9 rebounds per contest as a team. They give up 32.0% on 3-pointers while they are 168th in the country in PPG allowed (68.0).
The last time they took the court, the Pittsburgh Panthers took a defeat with a final score of 77-61 when they faced Syracuse. In regard to how they cleaned up the glass, Pittsburgh allowed Syracuse to get 25 in total (10 offensive). They shot 35.3% from distance by shooting 6 of 17 and finished the game at 21 out of 31 from the free throw line (67.7%). The Panthers permitted Syracuse to knock down 25 of their 49 tries from the field which had them shooting 51.0% in the game. Overall, the Panthers went 18 out of 47 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 38.3%. When it comes to shots from distance, Pittsburgh made 7 of their 22 tries (31.8%). They were able to knock down 18 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 69.2%. Syracuse had 20 fouls for the game which took the Panthers to the free throw line for 26 tries. They coughed it up 12 times, while getting 5 steals in the game. The Panthers were able to collect 16 defensive rebounds and 9 offensive rebounds for a total of 25 in the matchup.
Mouhamadou Gueye ended up being a factor for the Panthers for the matchup. He earned 14 points in his 37 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 4 dimes for the contest. He knocked down 5 of 12 for this contest giving him a rate of 41.7%, and had 10 rebounds.
Pittsburgh has a record of 6-10 for the year. The Panthers are committing 15.7 personal fouls per game and they connect on 67.9% from the free throw line. They are dishing out assists 11.2 times per game (311th in college hoops) and they are losing possession via turnover 13.3 times per game. Pittsburgh has accounted for 997 pts so far this year (62.3 per contest) and they pull in 35.7 boards per game. When it comes to offense, the Panthers are connecting on 41.2% from the field, which has them ranked 311th in the country.
The Pittsburgh defense gives up 34.4% on shots from 3-point land (128 of 372) and their opponents are knocking down 68.8% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have given up 13.8 assists and 31.1 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 265th and 40th in the nation. The Panthers on the defensive side of the court are 108th in college basketball in PPG allowed with 65.7. They are able to force 10.4 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 41.9% from the field (149th in college hoops).
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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