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Cougars open as college hoops underdog vs Cardinals

College of Charleston CougarsLouisville Cardinals
Dec 20, 9:00 PM | KFC Yum! Center

College of Charleston Cougars vs Louisville Cardinals Odds

9-1TEAM RECORD10-0

KFC Yum! Center will host Cardinals vs. Cougars action on Tuesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

The Cardinals currently sports a 10-0 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-2-1 ATS. The Cougars are 9-1 and 5-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cardinals produce a 2-5 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Cougars have gone 3-4-1 against the number.

View College of Charleston vs Louisville Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Louisville sat as 16-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Cardinals at No. 40 and the Cougars at No. 131 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 86-75 result in favor of the Cardinals.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Louisville's No. 89-ranked offense, averaging 73.9 PPG, against a Cougars defense that ranks No. 200 at 67.8 PPG. The Cardinals field goal percentage has averaged 44.6% so far, less than the Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 47% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, College of Charleston owns the country's No. 120-rated mark, allowing 68 points per game on the highway. Louisville, on the other hand, rates No. 139 in scoring at home.

College of Charleston was a 70-68 winner in its last match at home against Charleston Southern. College of Charleston earned a 70-68 victory over Charleston Southern on Saturday, getting 18 points from Antwaine Wiggins at Carolina First Arena.

In their last action, Louisville was a 95-87 winner at home against Memphis. They earned a push of the 8–point spread as favorites. Louisville got 24 points from Russ Smith en route to a 95-87 victory over Memphis on Saturday at KFC Yum! Center.

College of Charleston Cougars Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
Before playing Coastal Carolina are 9-1
After playing Charleston Southern are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

Louisville Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
Before playing Western Kentucky are 3-2
After playing Memphis are 8-2
After a win are 9-1

A few Cougars at Cardinals trends to consider:
Louisville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Louisville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
College of Charleston at Coastal Carolina, Thursday, December 22
Louisville home to Western Kentucky, Friday, December 23

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