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South Florida Bulls vs Louisville Cardinals Odds
The Louisville Cardinals will try to pay off for their supporters on Saturday when they play host to the South Florida Bulls at KFC Yum! Center in NCAA basketball action.
The Cardinals sit at 14-1 (8-6-1 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Bulls are currently 9-5 (6-7 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Louisville is 7-5 OU, and South Florida is 3-5 OU.
Bettors looking to side with Louisville in this one found them as 20.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cardinals - Bulls odds would favor the Cardinals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Louisville is rated No. 9 in the current Odds Shark poll, while South Florida is at No. 74. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 85-69 win for the Cardinals.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Louisville's No. 31-ranked offense, averaging 78 PPG, against a Bulls defense that ranks No. 54 at 59.9 PPG. The Cardinals field goal percentage has averaged 45.9% so far, more than the Bulls marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.6% per game.
Defensively, South Florida features the nation's No. 9-rated defense on the road, allowing 57 points per game. Louisville, meanwhile, comes in at No. 43 nationally in scoring at home.
South Florida lost its last outing, a 61-53 result against Villanova on January 9. They failed to cover in that game as a 2.5-point favorite. South Florida suffered a 61-53 loss against Villanova on Wednesday, getting 12 points from Victor Rudd in a losing effort at Sun Dome.
Louisville won its last outing, a 73-58 result against Seton Hall on January 9. They covered in that game as a 10.5-point favorite. Louisville got 16 points from Gorgui Dieng en route to a 73-58 victory over Seton Hall on Wednesday at Prudential Center.
South Florida Bulls Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 2-8
Before playing Rutgers are 4-6
After playing Villanova are 2-7
After a loss are 9-1
Louisville Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
Before playing Connecticut are 7-3
After playing Seton Hall are 9-0
After a win are 9-1
A few Bulls at Cardinals trends to consider:
South Florida is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
South Florida is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Louisville
Louisville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Louisville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Louisville is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games when playing South Florida
Louisville is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing at home against South Florida
South Florida at Rutgers, Thursday, January 17
Louisville at Connecticut, Monday, January 14