Bearcats face the Cards in Louisville

The UNDER has paid out in each of the last six games between the Louisville Cardinals and the Cincinnati Bearcats as those AAC schools hit the hardwood on Thursday.

The Cardinals bring a 17-3 record (10-8 ATS) to this tilt against the 19-2 Bearcats, who are 8-6-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Louisville go 9-8 so far and the Bearcats go 2-13.

View Cincinnati Bearcats vs Louisville Cardinals Odds and Stats.

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Cardinals installed as -10-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 24-rated Cincinnati taking on the No. 2-rated Cardinals in this contest.

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In their last action, Cincinnati was an 80-76 winner on the road against Temple. They failed to cover the 8-point spread as favorites. Sean Kilpatrick scored 29 points for Cincinnati on Sunday, leading the Bearcats to an 80-76 win over Temple at Liacouras Center.

Louisville won its last outing, an 86-47 result against South Florida on January 22. They covered in that game as a 13.5-point favorite. Louisville cruised to victory on Wednesday, running South Florida out of the gym and running up an 86-47 score at Sun Dome.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Bearcats is ranked No. 78 in NCAA hoops at 37 per game. Contrast that with Louisville’s No. 26 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Louisville is the No. 19-ranked team in the country at 8.35 per game, while Cincinnati rates No. 144 at 5.9 per game.

A few Bearcats at Cardinals trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games
Cincinnati is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Louisville is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Louisville's last 5 games
Louisville is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisville's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Cincinnati home to South Florida, Sunday, February 2nd
Louisville at Central Florida, Saturday, February 1st

 

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