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Louisville’s Defense Making A Great UNDER Bet

Louisville’s defense-first mentality has made the Cardinals a profitable UNDER bet dating back to last season, as they have failed to top the total in six of their past seven outings. Louisville’s man-to-man defense has held opponents to 55.0 points per game so far this season with only one opponent topping the 60-point threshold. Louisville will take on a ranked Baylor squad in the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament Friday.

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  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Baylor's last 9 games against teams with winning records.
  • Baylor is 1-3 SU and 0-4 ATS in its last 4 games against the ACC.
  • Louisville is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games against teams with winning records.

Louisville has proven to be resilient during the Battle 4 Atlantis, bouncing back from a poor showing against Old Dominion that lasted until 1 a.m. to beat an undefeated Wichita State team with just over 12 hours between games. The Cardinals need to work on their shooting, as the team has shot a combined 38-for-116 in their past two games while averaging 65 points.

Baylor has not made its way through the tournament easily, trailing to start the second half in each of its past two games before outscoring VCU and Michigan State by a combined 34 points in the final frame. The Bears have already played two ranked teams this season, going 2-0 SU and ATS with an average scoring margin of plus-16.

Louisville Cardinals vs Baylor Bears Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Baylor Bears battles the Louisville Cardinals, currently sitting with a 5-0 mark (4-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 0-4 for the Baylor Bears and 1-4 for the Louisville Cardinals.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 23-rated Baylor Bears and the No. 6-ranked Louisville Cardinals, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

Statistical Matchup

When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Louisville Cardinals rank No. 4 in NCAA Basketball Division 1 with 49.4 per game. That compares with Baylor’s No. 200 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Baylor is college basketball's No. 238-ranked team at 5.4 per game, while the Louisville Cardinals rate No. 156 with 7 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Louisville earned a 62-52 victory over Wichita State on Thursday, getting 14 points from Donovan Mitchell at Imperial Arena at Atlantis Resort.

Baylor earned a 73-58 victory over Michigan State on Thursday, getting 26 points from Johnathan Motley at Imperial Arena at Atlantis Resort.

Next Betting Matchups

Louisville home to Purdue, Wednesday, November 30th
Baylor at Sam Houston State, Wednesday, November 30th

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