Cavaliers vs. Cardinals Prediction
The fifth-ranked Louisville Cardinals have been won nine games in a row heading into today’s home tilt versus the Virginia Cavaliers. Can Louisville run its winning streak to double digits and cover the spread?
Saturday, February 8, 2020
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According to oddsmakers, the Cardinals are a 7-point favorite on the spread line. The over-under sits at 114 points. As of Saturday morning, 57 percent of public bets are coming in on host Louisville. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest information.
Cavaliers stifle Tigers
Virginia secured a 51-44 home win Wednesday night over Clemson to improve to 15-6 overall and 7-4 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Braxton Key paced the Cavaliers with 19 points on 6-of-13 shooting including 4-of-6 shooting plus 3-of-4 at the free throw line. He also registered eight rebounds and two assists. Mamadi Diakite contributed 13 points, eight boards and two blocked shots. Jay Huff added 10 points, 10 caroms and four blocks.
Cardinals ease past Demon Deacons
Louisville posted an 86-76 home victory Wednesday night over Wake Forest to improve to 20-3 overall and 11-1 in conference action. The Cardinals outscored the Demon Deacons 52-30 in the second half after trailing by 12 at the break. Jordan Nwora led Louisville with 21 points on 6-of-12 from the field, 5-of-8 from 3-point distance and 4-of-4 at the charity stripe. He also brought down seven rebounds. Dwayne Sutton tallied 15 points, 11 boards and four assists. Lamarr Kimble accounted for 14 points, four caroms and four assists. Ryan McMahon tallied 12 points and two rebounds off the bench. Steven Enoch registered 11 points and two boards. Malik Williams added 11 points in 23 minutes as a reserve.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Cavaliers are 5-14 ATS in their last 19 games overall. Virginia is 2-11 ATS in its last 13 games following a straight up win.
The Cardinals are 3-0-1 ATS in their last four Saturday games. Louisville is 5-1 ATS in its last six games following an ATS loss.
Virginia can make any game look ugly, but I think it will meet its match today at Louisville. The Cardinals are very solid on both ends of the court and while the Cavaliers are the best defensive team in the nation, their offense is abysmal. Look for Louisville to pull away in the second half and cover the number.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: LOUISVILLE CARDINALS -7