Cincinnati Bearcats vs Louisville Cardinals
Fifth Third Arena will host Bearcats vs. Cardinals action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NBA action.
Supporters of the Cardinals have watched them go 19-6 and 11-8 ATS on the year, while the Bearcats are at 19-6 and 8-9 ATS. In totals betting, the Bearcats are 6-11, while the Cardinals have a 9-9 mark.
The visitors opened as 1-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 55-rated Bearcats and the No. 32-ranked Cardinals, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 81-79 result in favor of the Bearcats.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Cincinnati's No. 174-ranked scoring average of 69.2 PPG, against a Cardinals defense rated No. 120 and allowing 65.8 PPG. The Bearcats FG% has averaged 42.9% to date this season, less than the Cardinals shooters have managed so far (46.5% per game).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Louisville owns the country's No. 310-rated mark, allowing 78.3 points per game on the highway. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 155 in scoring at home.
Louisville won its last outing, a 73-69 result against Syracuse on February 12. They covered in that game as a 2-point favorite. Louisville got 23 points from Kyle Kuric en route to a 73-69 victory over Syracuse on Saturday at KFC Yum! Center.
In their last action, Cincinnati was a 59-57 loser at home against St. John's. They failed to cover the 5–point spread as favorites. Cincinnati got 15 points from Sean Kilpatrick but lost anyway, 59-57, to St. John's on Sunday at Fifth Third Arena.
Louisville Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Connecticut are 7-3
After playing Syracuse are 7-2
After a win are 5-5
Cincinnati Bearcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Providence are 2-4
After playing St. John's are 5-2
After a loss are 6-4
A few Cardinals at Bearcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Louisville's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Louisville's last 6 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Louisville is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Louisville is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Cincinnati is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing Louisville
Cincinnati is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 7 games at home
Louisville home to Connecticut, Friday, February 18
Cincinnati at Providence, Saturday, February 19