Colonels vs. Cardinals Prediction
The top-ranked Louisville Cardinals are coming off their first loss of the season as they get set to host the Eastern Kentucky Colonels this afternoon. Will Louisville bounce back with a lopsided win?
687 Eastern Kentucky Colonels at 688 Louisville Cardinals
Saturday, December 14, 2019
KFC Yum! Center at 12PM ET
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According to oddsmakers, the Cardinals are a 32-point favorite on the spread line. The total sits at 132 points. As of Saturday morning, 68 percent of public bets are coming in on host Louisville. Check out our College Basketball Betting Trends for the latest updates.
Colonels drop fourth straight
Eastern Kentucky lost a 76-57 decision Sunday night at Northern Kentucky to drop to 3-6 overall and 0-3 on the road. The Colonels were outscored 41-22 in the second half of the defeat after the score was deadlocked at the break. Ty Taylor II was the lone Eastern Kentucky player in double figures for scoring as he ended the contest with 14 points on 5-of-10 shooting including 4-of-8 from 3-point distance over 32 minutes of action. Tre King added seven points and three rebounds.
Cardinals suffer first defeat
Louisville lost 70-57 Tuesday night against Texas Tech in the Jimmy V Classic in New York City. The Cardinals (9-1) were outscored 39-29 in the second half of the loss. Jordan Nwora paced Louisville with 14 points on 4-of-16 shooting including 1-of-7 from 3-point distance plus 5-of-7 from the charity stripe. He also registered nine rebounds, three assists and two steals. Steven Enoch added 10 points and six boards.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Colonels are 2-7 ATS in their last nine Saturday games. Eastern Kentucky is 1-10 ATS in its last 11 road games.
The Cardinals are 1-4 ATS in their last five Saturday games. Louisville is 0-4 ATS in its last four home games versus a team with a losing road record.
This is a huge spread, but the Colonels are outside the top 300 and particularly struggle on the offensive end. Louisville can make life miserable for offenses and will be particularly grouchy after a loss last game. I expect the Cardinals to rebound with a vengeance and win by enough to cover the gigantic number.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: LOUISVILLE CARDINALS -32