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Feb 6, 7:00 PM | KFC Yum! Center

Connecticut Huskies vs Louisville Cardinals Odds

15-7TEAM RECORD18-5

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Monday when the Huskies of Connecticut hit the hard court against the Cardinals of Louisville.

The Cardinals sport records of 18-5 and 11-8-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Huskies have 15-7 and 6-11-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 9-10-1 for the Cardinals and 5-13 for the Huskies.

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Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Cardinals as 4.5-point favorites in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Cardinals, most recently No. 19 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Huskies, who rate No. 14 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 75-73 victory for the Cardinals.

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How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Huskies is ranked No. 35 in NCAA hoops at 38.4 per game. Contrast that with Louisville’s No. 21 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Louisville is the No. 204-ranked team in the country at 5.8 per game, while Connecticut rates No. 259 at 5.2 per game.

Defensively, Connecticut features the nation's No. 25-rated defense on the road, allowing 61.7 points per game. Louisville, meanwhile, comes in at No. 123 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Connecticut, they were a 69-46 winner as they battled Seton Hall at home. They covered in the match as an 8.5-point favorite. The battle between the Huskies and Pirates didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Seton Hall was handed a 69-46 defeat on Saturday at Gampel Pavilion.

Louisville was a 78-66 winner in their most recent outing at home against Rutgers. They covered the 11-point spread as favorites. Louisville got 23 points and 11 rebounds from Chane Behanan en route to a 78-66 victory over Rutgers on Saturday at KFC Yum! Center.

Connecticut Huskies Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Syracuse are 7-3
After playing Seton Hall are 1-9
After a win are 7-3

Louisville Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing West Virginia are 8-1
After playing Rutgers are 4-2
After a win are 7-3

A few Huskies at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Connecticut's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Connecticut's last 6 games when playing on the road against Louisville
Connecticut is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Connecticut is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Louisville is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games at home
Louisville is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Louisville's last 6 games when playing at home against Connecticut
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisville's last 5 games

Next up:
Connecticut at Syracuse, Saturday, February 11
Louisville at West Virginia, Saturday, February 11

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