Panthers vs. Cardinals Prediction
The Louisville Cardinals have cracked the top 25 following wins in five of their first six Atlantic Coast Conference games. Will 23rd-ranked Louisville get the win at home today to keep its strong play going?
Saturday, January 26, 2019
KFC Yum! Arena at 2PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the Cardinals are a 10.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 141.5 points. As of Saturday morning, 51 percent of public bets are being placed on host Louisville. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest updates.
Panthers drop home game to Duke
Pitt lost by a count of 79-64 at home versus the second-ranked Blue Devils Tuesday night to fall to 12-7 overall and 2-4 in the ACC. The Panthers trailed 44-25 at halftime and could not climb back. Trey McGowens led the way for Pittsburgh with 14 points on 7-of-14 shooting. He added two rebounds and two steals. Terrell Brown contributed 12 points plus six boards and two blocked shots. Jared Wilson-Frame added 12 points and five caroms. The Panthers shot 22-of-53 from the floor, 3-of-15 from 3-point range and 17-of-20 at the free throw line.
Cardinals win fourth straight
Louisville earned an 84-77 home victory Thursday night over North Carolina State to move to 14-5 overall and 5-1 in conference action. Christen Cunningham led the way for the Cardinals with 17 points on 4-of-7 shooting plus 9-of-11 at the free throw line. He added four rebounds and four assists. Malik Williams tallied 14 points, four boards and three blocked shots. Jordan Nwora contributed 13 points, six boards and four assists. Dwayne Sutton had 10 points and two caroms. Steven Enoch added 10 points and four rebounds off the bench. Louisville outscored the visitors 42-38 in the second half to put it away. Louisville shot 26-of-53 from the floor, 8-of-23 from 3-point range and 24-of-29 at the charity stripe.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Panthers are 15-5-1 ATS in their last 21 games overall. Pittsburgh is 5-1-1 ATS in its last seven road games.
The Cardinals are 4-1-1 ATS in their last six Saturday games. Louisville is 15-6 ATS in its last 21 games versus an opponent with a road winning percentage of less than .400.
Pittsburgh is extremely good on the defensive end, but struggles offensively and that won't make things easy on the road against a Cardinals squad that has improved defensively lately while having a top-15 offense nationally. Look for the Cardinals to frustrate Pitt and continue its strong ACC season with a convincing win here.
NCAA DAILY PREDICTION: LOUISVILLE CARDINALS -10.5