American Athletic Conference Tournament - Louisville Cardinals vs Houston Cougars Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner
|Houston Cougars||Louisville Cardinals|
|17-15||March 14, 2014, 07:00 | FedExForum||27-5|
The Louisville Cardinals will be trying to slam the Houston Cougars on Friday when the teams tip off at FedExForum in American Athletic Conference Tournament betting action.
Louisville is 10-1 SU against the Cougars over the years and they opened as whopping 18.5-point favorites to advance, according to TopBet.
But the Cougars can score and, despite their 213 power ranking here, they just won outright yesterday as a double-digit underdog against the SMU Mustangs, so they are a threat here.
The Cougars will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 15-12 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Cardinals are 17-13 ATS. Houston is 11-16 against the total, while Louisville is 14-15 versus the number.
This game puts the Cardinals, most recently No. 1 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Cougars, who rate No. 213 in the latest survey.
Houston won its last outing, a 68-64 result against Southern Methodist on March 13. They covered in that game as a 10-point underdog. Houston got 19 points from Jherrod Stiggers en route to a 68-64 victory over Southern Methodist on Thursday at FedExForum.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Louisville's No. 6 nationally ranked offense (82.09 points per game) against a Cougars defense that sits as the No. 188 at 72.34 PPG. The Cardinals have been averaging 47.48% from the field, more than the Cougars have managed so far this season (45.75% on average).