Albany vs. Louisville Pick
Can Louisville stay tough at home and pick up a double-digit win over Albany when the two teams meet up tonight at 9PM ET?
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Louisville is favored at home, as the Cardinals are getting odds of -14 points against Albany. The over/under total for the contest has yet to be listed. Tonight’s game takes place from KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky and will air live on ESPNU.
Albany has won five of its last six games to improve to 11-2 on the season. The Great Danes have had just one lined game this year and they failed to cover in that contest, a 67-58 loss at Memphis. Albany is averaging 77 points per game on offense while allowing 70.8 on defense. Joe Cremo is averaging 17.8 points per game on offense. He is dealing with an ankle injury but is expected to play. David Nichols is adding 15.7 points and 4.2 rebounds per game.
Louisville is coming off an 81-72 win over Memphis for its fourth straight win. The Cardinals are now 8-2 on the season and 4-5 against the spread. Louisville has covered in three of its last four games. The Cardinals are averaging 80.1 points per game on offense while allowing 65.1 per game on defense. Deng Adel is leading the team with 16 points per game while Ray Spalding is adding 10.1 points and 9.6 rebounds per contest.
These two have no recent meetings to consider tonight. Louisville is 4-1 against the spread in its last five home games and the mutual opponent of Memphis leads me to believe that the Cardinals will cover tonight. Albany suffered its lone failed cover against the Tigers and Louisville is coming off a nice victory over Memphis. The public betting is siding heavily with Louisville and I think the Cardinals will cover.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: LOUISVILLE -14