The Louisville Cardinals will be looking to extend their winning streak to 11 games on Monday night as they hit the road for a betting matchup against the Connecticut Huskies at the XL Center.
Louisville got past Connecticut by a score of 80-59 when those schools last met last February, with the Cardinals now 4-1 both SU and ATS over the past five games between the Big East teams.
The Huskies currently sports a 12-3 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-6-1 ATS. The Cardinals are 15-1 and 9-6-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Huskies produce a 5-6 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Cardinals have gone 7-6 against the number.
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Connecticut sat as 6-point underdogs over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Huskies sit at No. 116 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cardinals sit at No. 9 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Cardinals will win this game 88-76.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Connecticut's No. 278-rated squad against Louisville's No. 43-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Connecticut rates No. 247 in the country with 5.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 154 nationally with 6.3 per match.
Defensively, Louisville features the nation's No. 21-rated defense on the road, allowing 59.5 points per game. Connecticut, meanwhile, comes in at No. 154 nationally in scoring at home.
Louisville won its last outing, a 64-38 result against South Florida on January 12. They covered in that game as a 18.5-point favorite. Louisville cruised to victory on Saturday, running South Florida out of the gym and running up a 64-38 score at KFC Yum! Center.
Connecticut was a 65-58 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Notre Dame. They covered the 8.5-point spread as underdogs. Connecticut earned a 65-58 victory over Notre Dame on Saturday, getting 19 points from Shabazz Napier at Joyce Center.
Louisville Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 9-1
Before playing Syracuse are 6-4
After playing South Florida are 6-4
After a win are 9-1
Connecticut Huskies Trends:
When playing on Monday are 10-0
Before playing Pittsburgh are 8-2
After playing Notre Dame are 6-4
After a win are 7-3
A few Cardinals at Huskies trends to consider:
Louisville is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Louisville is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Connecticut
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisville's last 5 games when playing on the road against Connecticut
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Louisville's last 10 games on the road
Connecticut is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Connecticut is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Connecticut's last 5 games when playing at home against Louisville
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Connecticut's last 6 games when playing Louisville
Louisville home to Syracuse, Saturday, January 19
Connecticut at Pittsburgh, Saturday, January 19