Illinois State Redbirds vs Louisville Cardinals Odds
College hoops betting interest focuses on the Louisville vs Illinois State battle Saturday at KFC Yum! Center as the Cardinals look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Cardinals sport records of 5-1 and 3-3 ATS heading into this battle, while the Redbirds have 5-1 and 3-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 2-1 for the Cardinals and 2-0 for the Redbirds.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Louisville Cardinals as 10-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 56-rated Illinois State taking on the No. 8-rated Cardinals in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 90-89 win for the Cardinals on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Louisville's No. 41-rated squad against Illinois State's No. 77-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Louisville rates No. 90 in the country with 7.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 34 nationally with 8.2 per match.
Defensively, Illinois State features the nation's No. 276-rated defense on the road, allowing 78 points per game. Louisville, meanwhile, comes in at No. 85 nationally in scoring at home.
Illinois State lost its last outing, a 72-69 result against Northwestern on November 24. They failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. Tyler Brown chucked in a team-high 36 points for Illinois State on Saturday, but they still came up short in losing 72-69 at South Padre Convention Center.
Louisville was a 76-71 loser in its last match on the road against Duke. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs. Mason Plumlee scored 16 points leading the Blue Devils to a 76-71 victory over Louisville at Atlantis Resort on Saturday.
Illinois State Redbirds Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing Northwestern are 1-0
After a loss are 7-3
Louisville Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing College of Charleston are 2-0
After a loss are 6-4
A few Redbirds at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Illinois State's last 5 games on the road
Illinois State is 6-18 SU in its last 24 games on the road
Louisville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Louisville is 13-2 SU in its last 15 games
Louisville is 11-3-1 ATS in its last 15 games
Illinois State home to Wyoming, Tuesday, December 4
Louisville at College of Charleston, Tuesday, December 4