Virginia Cavaliers vs Louisville Cardinals Prediction, 2/15/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Virginia Cavaliers vs Louisville Cardinals
Date: Wednesday, February 15, 2023
Location: KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, KY
The Virginia Cavaliers (19-4) are hitting the road to KFC Yum! Center on Wednesday where they will compete against the Louisville Cardinals (3-22).
The Virginia Cavaliers faced off with Duke and earned the victory with a final of 69-62 in their last contest. When discussing personal fouls, the Cavaliers ended up finishing with 16 while Duke totaled 24 personal fouls. They also knocked down 9 of 23 tries from distance. Duke ended up going 75.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 9 of 12 tries. On top of that, Duke collected 37 rebounds (8 offensive, 29 defensive), but didn't have a block. Duke earned 11 dimes and had 3 steals in the game. With respect to defense, Virginia let their opponent shoot 44.9% from the floor on 22 of 49 shooting. They also recorded 16 assists in this contest in addition to forcing 18 turnovers and earning 10 steals. In regard to hauling in boards, they collected 21 with 3 of them being of the offensive sort. When they shot from the free throw line, the Cavaliers made 9 of 22 tries for a rate of 40.9%. Virginia finished having earned a 51.9% FG percentage (28 of 54) and knocked down 4 of their 14 shots from downtown.
Armaan Franklin is a guy who was a major factor for the game. He walked away from this one shooting 69.2% from the field but finished the game without a dime. He was on the court for 37 mins and also grabbed 3 boards. He notched 23 points on 9 of 13 shooting.
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Virginia steps onto the court with a win-loss mark of 19-4 this season. They currently have an average of 70.0 pts per contest (223rd in Division 1) while going 45.9% from the floor. The Cavaliers are shooting 37.7% on 3-pointers (172 of 456) and 70.8% from the free throw line. As a unit, Virginia is pulling in 32.1 boards per contest and has accumulated 375 dimes on the campaign, which is 83rd in the country in terms of passing the rock. They are turning it over 9.1 times per contest and as a team are committing 14.2 personal fouls on a nightly basis.
When they are on defense, the Cavaliers are able to force 12.8 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.0 personal fouls. They relinquish 34.2% on shots from beyond the arc and they are ranked 10th in college basketball in opponents PPG (60.4). Cavaliers defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 41.4% (501 of 1,211) and they surrender 31.8 rebounds per game as a squad. They currently rank 43rd in the nation in giving up assists to their opponents with 271 relinquished on the year.
When they last stepped on the court, the Louisville Cardinals went home defeated by a final of 93-85 when they faced Miami. When talking about how they rebounded, Louisville permitted Miami to get 28 overall (11 on the offensive glass). They shot 40.0% from three-point range by connecting on 8 out of 20 and walked away from this one shooting 23 of 27 at the charity stripe (85.2%). The Cardinals allowed Miami to bury 31 out of 58 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 53.4% for this game. When the final whistle blew, the Cardinals ended up shooting 33 out of 57 from the field which gave them a percentage of 57.9%. In the matter of shots from downtown, Louisville converted 10 of 23 attempts (43.5%). They were able to bury 9 of the free throws for a rate of 81.8%. Miami was called for 14 personal fouls in the matchup which got the Cardinals to the free throw line for 11 tries. They turned the ball over 11 times, while getting 3 steals in the game. The Cardinals were able to pull down 14 defensive boards and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 20 in this contest.
El Ellis pitched in for the Cardinals for the contest. He made 12 of 20 in this matchup for a field goal percentage of 60.0%, and had 2 rebounds. He had 33 points in his 37 minutes on the hardwood and tallied 5 assists for this game.
Louisville has a mark of 3-22 for the year. In terms of offensive execution, the Cardinals are shooting 41.7% from the field, which ranks them 320th in college hoops. Louisville has accounted for 1,600 points this year (64.0 per game) and they average 32.2 rebounds per contest. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 9.5 times per contest (360th in the country) and they are turning it over 15.8 times per contest. The Cardinals commit 16.6 fouls per contest and they connect on 72.5% from the free throw line.
The Louisville defense allows 35.9% on shots from 3-point land (208 of 580) and their opponents are making 72.5% of their shots from the charity stripe. They surrender 14.8 dimes and 33.7 rebounds on a nightly basis, which ranks them 328th and 159th in those categories. The Cardinals on defense are ranked 336th in Division 1 in points per game surrendered with 76.1. They are able to force 11.3 TO's per game and allow teams to shoot 47.3% from the field (350th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Louisville
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