Redhawks vs. Cardinals Prediction
The third-ranked Louisville Cardinals are big favorites tonight as they host the Miami Redhawks. Can Louisville win by enough to cover the spread?
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
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According to oddsmakers, the Cardinals are a 23-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 140 points. As of Wednesday morning, 77 percent of public bets are pouring in on host Louisville. Check out our College Basketball Betting Page for the latest information.
Redhawks snap four-game skid
Miami earned a 79-67 home win Sunday over Mississippi Valley to improve to 5-5 overall and 3-2 at home. The Redhawks led 46-37 at halftime en route to the win. Bam Bowman paced Miami with 20 points on 8-of-14 shooting including 2-of-5 from 3-point range plus 2-of-3 at the free throw line. He also pulled down eight rebounds. Dalonte Brown accounted for 14 points, 10 boards and two assists. Josh Brewer had 12 points and eight caroms off the bench. Dae Dae Grant added 10 points, four dimes and three rebounds as a reserve.
Cardinals blow out Colonels
Louisville raced to a 99-67 home win Saturday over Eastern Kentucky to move to 10-1 overall and 8-0 at home. The Cardinals led 50-32 at halftime on their way to the triumph. Jordan Nwora led Louisville with 26 points on 10-of-14 shooting including 3-of-5 from 3-point range plus 3-of-3 at the charity stripe. He also recorded seven rebounds, three assists and two steals. Steven Enoch notched 23 points and seven boards. Dwayne Sutton accounted for 11 points, five caroms, three assists and two steals. Malik Williams added 11 points, six rebounds and two dimes.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Redhawks are 2-5 ATS in their last seven road games. Miami is 17-36-1 ATS in its last 54 Wednesday games.
The Cardinals are 4-1 ATS in their last five games overall. Louisville is 1-4 ATS in its last five games versus a team with a losing road record.
The Cardinals are coming off a lopsided win and have one more soft game before a showdown at Kentucky on December 28. Louisville is probably still a little salty after the upset loss against Texas Tech that cost it the No. 1 ranking and just like Eastern Kentucky, expect Miami to be the poor team standing in the way. The Redhawks are dreadful defensively and that is probably going to be their downfall tonight.
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