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College baskeball point spread favors Cardinals in battle with Blue Demons

Louisville CardinalsDePaul Blue Demons
Feb 27, 9:00 PM | Allstate Arena

Louisville Cardinals vs DePaul Blue Demons Odds

22-5TEAM RECORD11-16

Allstate Arena will host DePaul Blue Demons vs. Louisville Cardinals action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

This season, the Blue Demons are 11-16 overall and 12-12 ATS ATS, while the Cardinals are 22-5 and 13-13-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, DePaul boasts a 12-10-1 on the OU, and Louisville is 11-13.

View Louisville vs DePaul Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Blue Demons in this one found them listed as 14.5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Cardinals was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Blue Demons at No. 202 and the Cardinals at No. 1 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 86-69 result in favor of the Cardinals.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature DePaul's No. 131-rated squad against Louisville's No. 40-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, DePaul rates No. 283 in the country with 5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 216 nationally with 5.8 per match.

Defensively, Louisville features the nation's No. 21-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.2 points per game. DePaul, meanwhile, comes in at No. 102 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Louisville, they were a 79-61 winner as they battled Seton Hall at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 19-point favorite. Louisville earned a 79-61 victory over Seton Hall on Saturday, getting 23 points from Gorgui Dieng at KFC Yum! Center.

DePaul was an 81-69 loser in its last match at home against Connecticut. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as underdogs. The Blue Demons got a 20-point effort from Cleveland Melvin, who added 10 rebounds, but Connecticut still managed to defeat DePaul 81-69 Saturday at Allstate Arena.

Louisville Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 10-0
Before playing Syracuse are 6-4
After playing Seton Hall are 10-0
After a win are 8-2

DePaul Blue Demons Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 3-7
Before playing South Florida are 2-8
After playing Connecticut are 0-7
After a loss are 1-9

A few Cardinals at Blue Demons trends to consider:
Louisville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against DePaul
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Louisville's last 7 games on the road
Louisville is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games on the road
Louisville is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against DePaul
The total has gone OVER in 7 of DePaul's last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of DePaul's last 9 games when playing Louisville
DePaul is 6-14 ATS in its last 20 games when playing Louisville
DePaul is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Louisville at Syracuse, Saturday, March 2
DePaul at South Florida, Sunday, March 3