Louisville Cardinals vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Prediction, 1/28/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Louisville Cardinals vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Date: Saturday, January 28, 2023
Location: Purcell Pavilion in Notre Dame, IN
The Louisville Cardinals (2-18) are on their way to Purcell Pavilion on Saturday where they will try to beat the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (9-12).
The Louisville Cardinals faced off with Boston College and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 75-65 in their last game. Louisville finished with a 53.1% field goal percentage (26 out of 49) and made 9 out of their 18 three-point attempts. At the free throw line, the Cardinals made 4 of their 6 attempts for a percentage of 66.7%. In relation to getting rebounds, they compiled a total of 19 with 2 of them being of the offensive sort. They also distributed 10 dimes for the contest as well as creating 9 turnovers and getting 4 steals. In relation to defending, Louisville allowed the other team to go 49.0% from the floor on 25 of 51 shooting. Boston College totaled 15 dimes and had 11 steals in this matchup. Additionally, Boston College pulled down 24 rebounds (7 offensive, 17 defensive), but wasn't able to put a block in the stat sheet. Boston College went 81.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 17 of their 21 shots. They buried 8 out of their 22 shots from long range. When discussing personal fouls, the Cardinals ended up finishing with 17 while Boston College totaled 14 personal fouls.
El Ellis is one guy who came through in this game. He was able to score 17 points on 7 of 11 shooting. He played 32 minutes played and snagged 1 rebound. He ended up shooting 63.6% from the field and dished out 5 assists.
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Louisville steps onto the court with a record of 2-18 so far this season. They are turning it over 16.6 times per game and as a team they are committing 16.4 personal fouls every game. As a team, Louisville is collecting 31.9 boards per contest and has accounted for 176 dimes for the year, which is 362nd in the nation in terms of passing the ball. The Cardinals are shooting 32.3% on 3-pointers (121 of 375) and 71.4% from the free throw line. They are averaging 62.5 points per game (348th in the nation) while shooting 40.9% from the field.
On the defensive end, the Cardinals are able to force 12.3 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 17.8 personal fouls. They rank 263rd in college basketball in giving up assists to their opponents with 283 relinquished on the campaign. The Cardinals defense is giving up a FG percentage of 47.7% (551 of 1,156) and they surrender 34.2 rebounds per game as a squad. They relinquish 35.0% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 320th in D-1 in points per game allowed (75.2).
The last time they took the court, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish took a loss by a score of 85-82 when they played North Carolina State. The Fighting Irish pulled down 32 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds for a total of 38 for this contest. They turned the ball over 15 times, while getting 1 steal for the game. North Carolina State was called for 19 personal fouls in the game which took the Fighting Irish to the charity stripe for a total of 21 tries. They were able to convert 17 of the free throws for a percentage of 81.0%. With regard to three-point shots, Notre Dame converted 9 out of their 21 tries (42.9%). When the final whistle was blown, the Fighting Irish walked away from this one shooting 28 out of 54 from the field which gave them a percentage of 51.9%. The Fighting Irish allowed North Carolina State to knock down 28 of 68 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 41.2% in this matchup. They finished the game shooting 30.0% from three-point range by shooting 6 of 20 and ended up shooting 23 of 27 at the charity stripe (85.2%). When discussing cleaning up the glass, Notre Dame permitted North Carolina State to collect 27 in all (7 offensive).
Cormac Ryan ended up being important for the Fighting Irish for this contest. He earned 19 points in his 37 minutes on the court and had 2 dimes for the matchup. He knocked down 6 out of 8 for this game for a rate of 75.0%, and totaled 4 rebounds.
Notre Dame has a mark of 9-12 this season. The Fighting Irish commit 13.5 fouls per contest and they shoot 75.4% from the charity stripe. Their rate of earning assists is at 12.2 times per contest (265th in college basketball) and they turn the ball over 9.4 times per contest. Notre Dame has 1,480 pts for the season (70.5 per game) and they average 30.9 boards per game. In terms of offensive execution, the Fighting Irish are connecting on 45.3% from the field, which is ranked 142nd in college basketball.
The Fighting Irish are ranked 255th in the country in points given up per game with 72.0. They are forcing 8.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 46.5% from the floor (333rd in D-1). The Notre Dame defense surrenders 34.1% on 3-point attempts (139 of 408) and their opposition makes 77.3% of their foul shots. They have relinquished 13.7 dimes and 34.5 boards every game, which has them ranked 257th and 208th in Division 1.
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Tony Sink's Pick: Take Notre Dame
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