Louisville at PITT 1/9/19 - College Basketball Picks & Predictions
The Louisville Cardinals visit Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on Wednesday to play the Pittsburgh Panthers. Louisville improved to 10-4 on the season following its 90-73 win against Miami on Sunday. The Cardinals were led by Jordan Nwora with 20 points while Malik Williams scored 19 and Louisville rallied from 15 points down to win by 17.
Pittsburgh dropped to 10-4 on the season following its 85-60 loss to North Carolina. In the loss, Trey McGowens led the Panthers with 17 points, while Xavier Johnson scored 14. The loss was the 23rd straight in ACC play during the regular season for Pittsburgh.
Jordan Nwora leads Louisville in scoring and in rebounding with averages of 17.9 points and 8.3 rebounds per game. Christen Cunningham leads the Cardinals in assists with an average of 3.3 per game. The Cardinals are shooting 45.1% from the field and 35.8% from 3-point territory.
Xavier Johnson leads Pitt in scoring and assists with averages of 16.1 points and 4.8 assists per game. Jared Wilson-Frame is the second leading scorer with an average of 12.4 points per game. Au’Diese Toney leads the Panthers in rebounding with an average of 6.1. Pitt as a team is shooting 45.1% from the field and 33.0% from 3-point territory.
Louisville has covered the number in each of its last 5 on the road versus Pittsburgh and in 7 of its last 8 overall against the Panthers. Louisville has covered the number in 10 of its last 15 on the road and 9 of its last 14 versus a team with a winning record at home. Final Score Prediction, Louisville Cardinals win and cover ATS 72-68.