Pittsburgh vs. Louisville Pick
No. 14 Louisville looks to continue its domination of Pittsburgh when the two meet up tonight at 7PM ET.
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Louisville is the clear favorite in this game, as the Cardinals are getting odds of -12 points against Pitt. The over/under total for the game is listed at 142 points. Louisville has won eight straight in this series, covering the spread in six of those eight meetings.
Louisville is coming into this game somewhat shaky, as the Cardinals are 2-2 in their last four to go 13-3 on the season and just 1-2 in the ACC. The Cardinals are also 2-2 against the spread in their last four to move to 10-4 ATS on the year. Louisville is led by its defense, which is giving up just 60.8 points per game. Offensively, the Cardinals are putting up 75.1 points per contest. Donovan Mitchell is leading the team with 13.4 points and 4.9 rebounds per game. Deng Adel, who is averaging 10.4 points per game for Louisville, is likely to play tonight despite suffering a concussion.
Pittsburgh also doesn’t come in very hot, losing two of their last three to fall to 12-4 on the season. The Panthers are also just 5-8-2 against the spread this year. The Panthers score 81.3 points per game on the year, but also give up 75.9 points per game. When on the road, the Panthers’ scoring average dips to just 69.5 points per game. Michael Young is averaging 22.3 points and 7.6 rebounds per game to lead the team while Jamel Artis is putting up 21.5 points and 5.9 rebounds per game.
Pittsburgh relies heavily on its offense, but its offense has let it down on the road. That isn’t going to be good against Louisville, which is one of the best defensive teams in the ACC. The Cardinals can’t afford a third loss this early in conference play, so expect their best tonight as they roll past the Panthers.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: LOUISVILLE -12