Louisville Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Panthers Prediction, 2/7/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Louisville Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Panthers
Date: Tuesday, February 7, 2023
Location: Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, PA
The Pittsburgh Panthers (16-7) are welcoming the Louisville Cardinals (3-20) at Petersen Events Center on Tuesday.
The Louisville Cardinals faced Florida State and took a loss by a final of 81-78 in their last contest. Concerning personal fouls, the Cardinals ended up finishing with 16 and Florida State had 13 personal fouls. They made 8 of their 23 shots from beyond the arc. Florida State walked away from this one shooting 68.4% at the free throw line by knocking down 13 of 19 shots. Furthermore, Florida State grabbed 31 boards (9 offensive, 22 defensive), but didn't record a block for the team. Florida State dished out 19 assists and had 7 steals for the contest. Concerning defense, Louisville let their opponent shoot 48.4% from the field on 30 of 62 shooting. They also doled out 15 dimes in the matchup as well as forcing 6 turnovers and earning 1 steal. In relation to grabbing rebounds, they compiled 31 with 7 of them being offensive. At the charity stripe, the Cardinals buried 10 of their 11 attempts for a rate of 90.9%. Louisville finished with a 46.8% FG percentage (29 out of 62) and buried 10 of 28 shots from 3-point land.
El Ellis is a guy who was a contributor for the game. He totaled 22 points on 7 of 18 shooting. He played for 37 minutes and also snagged 3 boards. He shot 38.9% from the field and also totaled 7 assists.
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Louisville comes into this contest with a record of 3-20 on the season. They have an average of 63.4 points per outing (345th in college hoops) while going 41.6% from the field. The Cardinals are hitting 32.8% on shots from beyond the arc (146 of 445) and 71.8% from the free throw line. As a unit, Louisville is pulling in 32.7 boards per contest and is sitting with 214 assists on the campaign, which is 361st in the nation in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 16.1 times per game and as a group they commit 16.4 personal fouls every game.
On the defensive end, the Cardinals have forced 11.4 turnovers per game while drawing 17.4 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 261st in D-1 in allowing assists to the opposition with 328 surrendered so far this year. The Cardinals defense is allowing a FG percentage of 46.8% (628 of 1,343) and they relinquish 33.8 boards per game as a basketball team. They surrender 34.6% on shots from distance while they are 315th in D-1 in PPG allowed (74.7).
When they last stepped on the court, the Pittsburgh Panthers went home victorious with a score of 65-64 against North Carolina. In the matter of how they attacked the glass, Pittsburgh allowed North Carolina to snag 39 overall (15 on the offensive glass). They wrapped up this game 18.5% from three-point range by going 5 of 27 and finished the game at 13 out of 22 from the charity stripe (59.1%). The Panthers allowed North Carolina to convert 23 of 66 attempts from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 34.8% for this contest. At the conclusion of this game, the Panthers ended up going 25 for 55 from the field which had them shooting 45.5%. With respect to shooting from beyond the arc, Pittsburgh knocked down 7 of 19 attempts (36.8%). They were able to convert 8 of those for a rate of 72.7%. North Carolina committed 17 fouls in this game which took the Panthers to the charity stripe for 11 attempts. They gave up possession 10 times, while earning 2 steals in the matchup. The Panthers earned 25 defensive boards and 6 offensive boards totaling 31 in the game.
Nelly Cummings ended up having an impact for the Panthers for the game. He had 21 points in his 33 minutes on the hardwood and totaled 3 dimes for this contest. He knocked down 8 out of 11 in the game for a rate of 72.7%, and had 2 rebounds.
Pittsburgh has a win-loss record of 16-7 this season. As an offense, the Panthers are shooting 44.7% from the floor, which ranks 180th in the nation. Pittsburgh has accounted for 1,699 pts for the year (73.9 per contest) and they pull down 37.2 boards per game. They are getting an assist 14.0 times per contest (122nd in college hoops) and they are turning it over 12.0 times per contest. The Panthers are responsible for committing 16.0 fouls per game and they shoot 75.3% from the charity stripe.
The Pittsburgh defense gives up 31.5% on shots from distance (169 of 536) and their opponents are connecting on 67.6% of their shots from the charity stripe. They give up 12.5 assists and 34.5 boards per game, which is 168th and 205th in those defensive categories. The Panthers on the defensive side of the court are 139th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 68.0. They are able to force 11.8 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 41.3% from the field (65th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Pittsburgh
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