Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Louisville Cardinals - 1/14/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds & Prediction

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Louisville Cardinals at Pittsburgh Panthers

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at 7:00 PM (Petersen Events Center)

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The #11 Louisville Cardinals travel to Pittsburgh, PA on Tuesday for a matchup with the Pittsburgh Panthers in a game between two teams from the ACC.  In their last game the Cardinals defeated Notre Dame by the score of 67-64.  Jordan Nwora led Louisville in points on the night with 20 while shooting 7 of 15 from the field and 2 of 2 from the free throw line.  Dwayne Sutton led the Cardinals in rebounds on the night with 14, including 3 coming offensively.  Lamarr Kimble led Louisville in assists on the night 4, while playing a total of 23 minutes against Notre Dame.

After the win against Notre Dame, Louisville is now 13-3 on the season and 4-1 in conference play.  Jordan Nwora has led the Cardinals in scoring this season as he has averaged 20.8 points per game.  Dwayne Sutton has been Louisville’s leading rebounder on the season, pulling in an average of 9.1 rebounds per game including 2.9 offensive rebounds per game.  Darius Perry has been the leader in assists for the Cardinals this season as he has recorded 3.9 assists per game. 

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The Pittsburgh Panthers welcome the #11 Louisville Cardinals to town on Tuesday night after losing their last game to the University of Miami by the score of 66-58.  The Panthers leading scorer in the game was Trey McGowens who scored 18 points while shooting 6 of 16 from the field and 5 of 5 from the free throw line. McGowens also led Pittsburgh in assists with 7, while playing a total of 39 minutes.  Justin Champagnie led the Panthers in rebounds in the game with 11, including 6 coming offensively. 

After the loss against Miami, Pitt is now 11-5 on the season and 2-3 in conference play.  Trey McGowens is the leading scorer on the season for Pitt as he is averaging 13.2 points per game. Xavier Johnson is the leader in assists for Pitt and has averaged 4.9 assists per game so far this season.  Justin Champagnie is the leading rebounder for the Panthers this season as he has averaged 6.8 per game.

The Louisville Cardinals have scored an average of 74.8 points per game while allowing 61.2 points per game.  The Pittsburgh Panthers have scored 66.2 points per game while allowing 61 points per game. In their last 5 games, the Cardinals are 3-2 and have won 2 games in a row while the Panthers are also 3-2.  Louisville is 5-1 against the spread in their last 6 games against Pittsburgh. The total has gone over in 7 of Pittsburgh's last 8 games when playing at home against Louisville.  The Cardinals have won 2 of the last 3 meetings between these two teams by the average score of 72 to 62.  I will be going with the Cardinals in this one.  Louisville wins 75-68 and covers the spread. 

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