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Louisville Has Plain Sucked As A Road Underdog

Louisville enters a top-10 showdown with Virginia as the road underdog, which is a spot the Cardinals have continuously disappointed in. Louisville has lost its past 10 outings as road pups, which includes losses to Notre Dame and Florida State this season. To cap it all off, Louisville is 1-4 SU against Virginia since the Cardinals joined the ACC.

SHARK BITES
  • Louisville is 0-3 SU and ATS in its last 3 games against Virginia.
  • The UNDER is 3-0 in the past 3 games between Louisville and Virginia.
  • Virginia is 6-1 SU and 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games against the ACC.

Louisville has been rolling since the loss to FSU, winning three straight while outscoring opponents by an average of 37.7 points per game. Donovan Mitchell continues to be the Cardinals’ main offensive weapon, with the sophomore averaging 25.3 points while shooting 63.6 percent from beyond the arc over that span.

Virginia has hit the skids lately with just one win in its past three. The first loss to Villanova was respectable but a second-half collapse against Syracuse is much more concerning. The issue continues to be the Cavaliers’ low-scoring offense, as Virginia has averaged just 64 ppg in its past three.  

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the Louisville Cardinals before tip-off in this one found them as 4-point underdogs over at Bovada earlier.

Louisville Cardinals vs Virginia Cavaliers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Virginia Cavaliers currently sport a 17-5 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 14-7 ATS. The Louisville Cardinals are 19-4 and 16-5 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Virginia Cavaliers produce a 8-13 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Louisville Cardinals have gone 8-13 against the totals betting line.

The Virginia Cavaliers sit at No. 43 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Louisville Cardinals sit at No. 7 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Virginia's No. 222 nationally ranked offense (68.86 points per game) against a Louisville Cardinals defense that sits as the No. 12 at 62.3 PPG. The Virginia Cavaliers have been averaging 49.4% from the field, more than the Cardinals have managed so far this season (45.6% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The battle between the Cardinals and Eagles didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Boston College was handed a 90-67 defeat on Saturday at Conte Forum.

Virginia suffered a 66-62 loss against Syracuse on Saturday, getting 14 points from Kyle Guy in a losing effort at Carrier Dome.

Betting Trends
  • Louisville is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Louisville is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Louisville's last 7 games
  • Louisville is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Virginia is 6-2 ATS in its last 8 games
  • Virginia is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Virginia's last 6 games
  • Virginia is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Louisville home to Miami, Saturday, February 11th
Virginia at Virginia Tech, Sunday, February 12th

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