Virginia Cavaliers vs Louisville Cardinals Prediction, 3/5/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Virginia Cavaliers vs Louisville Cardinals
Date: Saturday, March 5, 2022
Location: KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, KY
The Virginia Cavaliers (17-12) are traveling to KFC Yum! Center on Saturday where they will take on the Louisville Cardinals (12-17).
The Virginia Cavaliers took the court against Florida State and ended up losing by a score of 64-63 in their last game. Virginia walked away from the game with a 39.3% FG percentage (22 of 56) and converted 4 out of their 17 3-point shots. From the free throw line, the Cavaliers converted 15 of 19 tries for a rate of 78.9%. In the matter of getting rebounds, they compiled 28 with 9 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 10 dimes for the matchup in addition to forcing 10 turnovers and earning 5 steals. In the matter of defense, Virginia allowed their opponent to shoot 47.4% from the field on 27 out of 57 shooting. Florida State recorded 9 dimes and had 4 steals in this contest. Furthermore, Florida State collected 31 rebounds (10 offensive, 21 defensive), but didn't have a block. Florida State finished 50.0% from the free throw line by making 6 of 12 tries. They knocked down 4 of 12 attempts from distance. In regard to fouls, the Cavaliers ended up walking away with 14 while Florida State recorded 15 fouls.
Jayden Gardner is a guy who was a major contributor in this contest. He shot 43.8% from the floor but wasn't able to get an assist. He played 37 mins and also collected 6 boards. He accounted for 21 points on 7 out of 16 shooting.
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Virginia comes into this one with a win-loss mark of 17-12 for the year. They currently have an average of 63.3 points per contest (335th in the country) while hitting 45.1% from the floor. The Cavaliers are connecting on 32.1% on shots from distance (150 of 468) and 74.5% from the charity stripe. As a unit, Virginia is grabbing 31.3 boards per game and has totaled 408 dimes on the campaign, which ranks 124th in D-1 in terms of passing. They cough up possession 9.8 times per game and as a squad they commit 13.9 fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Cavaliers are forcing their opponents into 11.1 turnovers per contest while drawing 14.2 fouls. They give up 34.6% from 3-point land and they are 11th in college hoops in PPG from their opponents (60.4). The Cavaliers are giving up and opponent field goal percentage of 42.9% (648 of 1,510) and they surrender 30.8 boards per game as a group. They are currently ranked 101st in college hoops in allowing assists to the opposition with 335 conceded for the season.
In their last game, the Louisville Cardinals went home defeated by a final of 75-43 against Virginia Tech. When talking about rebounds, Louisville allowed Virginia Tech to collect 36 in all (12 offensive). They went 42.9% from behind the 3-point line by shooting 12 out of 28 and ended up going 7 of 12 at the free throw line (58.3%). The Cardinals allowed Virginia Tech to make 28 of their 60 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 46.7% for this contest. Overall, the Cardinals ended up shooting 17 out of 47 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 36.2%. When discussing three-point attempts, Louisville made 6 of 19 tries (31.6%). They were able to convert 3 of them for a rate of 42.9%. Virginia Tech had 12 personal fouls in this contest which got the Cardinals to the free throw line for a total of 7 attempts. They gave up possession of the ball 17 times, while getting 5 steals for this contest. The Cardinals were able to corral 20 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards totaling 26 in this contest.
Sydney Curry ended up being a major contributor for the Cardinals in this contest. He earned 18 points in his 33 minutes of playing time and had 3 assists for the matchup. He converted 8 out of 12 for the contest for a field goal rate of 66.7%, and had 11 rebounds.
Louisville has a record of 12-17 on the campaign. The Cardinals are committing 17.2 personal fouls per game and they go 67.2% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 11.9 times per contest (266th in Division 1) and they lose possession via turnover 12.3 times per contest. Louisville has 1,959 points this season (67.6 per contest) and they grab 36.7 rebounds per game. As an offensive team, the Cardinals are connecting on 42.3% from the field, which ranks 275th in college basketball.
The Cardinals on defense are ranked 219th in the nation in points allowed per game with 70.6. They are able to force 11.2 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 43.4% from the field (198th in college hoops). The Louisville defense gives up 34.5% on shots from behind the 3-point line (230 of 666) and their opposition makes 69.8% of their foul shots. They have allowed 13.1 dimes and 35.7 boards on a nightly basis, which is 222nd and 245th in the nation.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Louisville and under the total points
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