Louisville vs. Siena - 12/6/17 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Siena Saints (2-5) at Louisville Cardinals (4-2)
College Basketball: Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 7:00 pm (KFC Yum! Center)
The Line: Louisville Cardinals -23 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Siena Saints and Louisville Cardinals meet Wednesday in college basketball action at the KFC Yum! Center.
The Siena Saints need a victory here to rebound from a rough 2-5 record. The Siena Saints are averaging 73 points on 43.6 percent shooting and allowing 83.6 points on 44.4 percent shooting. Nico Clareth is averaging 16.9 points and 1.6 assists while Ahsante Shivers is averaging 11.7 points and 4.6 rebounds. Prince Oduro is the third double-digit scorer and Khalil Richard is grabbing 2.4 rebounds. The Siena Saints are shooting 33.6 percent from beyond the arc and 67.5 percent from the free throw line. The Siena Saints are allowing 35.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.3 rebounds per game. The Siena Saints have split their last eight road games.
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The Louisville Cardinals need a win here to rebound after back-to-back losses. The Louisville Cardinals are averaging 76.8 points on 44.3 percent shooting and allowing 66.3 points on 37.4 percent shooting. Deng Adel is averaging 17.2 points and 2.7 assists while Ray Spalding is averaging 9.7 points and nine rebounds. VJ King is grabbing 4.5 rebounds and Quentin Snider is dishing four assists. The Louisville Cardinals are shooting 32.8 percent from beyond the arc and 78.4 percent from the free throw line. The Louisville Cardinals are allowing 29.3 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.3 rebounds per game. The Louisville Cardinals have won 10 of their last 11 home games.
The Saints are 8-0 ATS in their last 8 road games, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and 7-1 ATS in their last 8 games overall. The Cardinals are 1-7 ATS in their last 8 home games, 1-6 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games and 3-13 ATS in their last 16 games overall. The over is 11-5-1 in Cardinals last 17 overall and the under is 5-2 in Saints last 7 non-conference games.
The Siena Saints have really struggled on defense this season and have been beat up pretty good when going up in comp. However, the Louisville Cardinals are coming off back-to-back losses, haven't exactly blown the doors off in their victories and have a meeting with Indiana on deck. This could be a bit of a lookahead spot for the Cards. Siena hasn't done much to think it can hang in a spot like this, but this is a lot of points to just hand out. Don't love it, but I'd take my points if I had to pick a side in this game.