Cardinals vs. Cavaliers Prediction
The Louisville Cardinals can clinch at least a share of the Atlantic Coast Conference regular season championship today with a win at the Virginia Cavaliers. Can Louisville carve out a victory in the tough road venue?
Saturday, March 7, 2020
John Paul Jones Arena at 4PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Cavaliers are a 2-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 115 points. As of Saturday morning, 56 percent of public bets are siding with visiting Louisville. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Cardinals cruise past Hokies
Louisville earned a 68-52 home win Sunday over Virginia Tech to improve to 24-6 overall and 15-4 in the ACC. The Cardinals outscored the Hokies 41-25 in the second half after it went into halftime tied. Jordan Nwora paced Louisville with 20 points on 8-of-16 shooting including 2-of-8 from 3-point distance plus 2-of-3 at the free throw line. He also accumulated 12 rebounds and two assists. Ryan McMahon added 10 points and three dimes.
Cavaliers edge Hurricanes
Virginia secured a 46-44 victory Wednesday night at Miami to move to 22-7 overall and 14-5 in conference action. The Cavaliers outscored the Hurricanes 22-21 in the second half of a game that was low-scoring and close throughout. Jay Huff led Virginia with 17 points on 7-of-16 shooting including 3-of-7 from 3-point range. He also pulled down nine rebounds. Mamadi Diakite added 14 points, 10 boards and two assists.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Cardinals are 5-1-1 ATS in their last seven Saturday games. Louisville is 2-5 ATS in its last seven games as an underdog.
The Cavaliers are 4-1-1 ATS in their last six games overall. Virginia is 3-1-1 ATS in its last five Saturday games.
Louisville won the previous meeting at home by a count of 80-73 and are highly motivated here as the ACC regular season title is quite an accomplishment in such a talented conference. The Cavaliers still have a shot at a share if they win here and get help elsewhere. While Virginia is on a seven-game win streak, it has mostly come at the hands of some of the weaker teams in the ACC aside from a 52-50 home win over Duke. I think the Cardinals have the right makeup to go on the road and get it done today. The wrong team is favored here in my opinion. Take advantage.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: LOUISVILLE CARDINALS ML +110