Louisville favored by 13 against South Florida on Sunday
Louisville Cardinals vs South Florida Bulls Odds
The South Florida Bulls will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Louisville Cardinals at Sun Dome on Sunday in NCAA hoops play.
This season, the Bulls are 10-14 overall and 9-14 ATS ATS, while the Cardinals are 20-5 and 12-12-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, South Florida boasts a 8-10 on the OU, and Louisville is 10-12.
Bettors looking to back visiting Louisville before tip-off in this one found them as 13-point favorites over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 157-rated Bulls and the No. 2-ranked Cardinals, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 80-61 result in favor of the Cardinals.
How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Cardinals is ranked No. 33 in NCAA hoops at 38.4 per game. Contrast that with South Florida’s No. 275 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, South Florida is the No. 175-ranked team in the country at 6.1 per game, while Louisville rates No. 201 at 5.9 per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Louisville owns the country's No. 45-rated mark, allowing 63 points per game on the highway. South Florida, on the other hand, rates No. 304 in scoring at home.
Louisville was a 72-58 winner in their most recent outing at home against St. John's. They failed to cover the 17.5-point spread as favorites. Louisville got 24 points from Russ Smith en route to a 72-58 victory over St. John's on Thursday at KFC Yum! Center.
South Florida was a 76-66 loser in its last match at home against Providence. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as favorites. The Bulls got a 26-point effort from Victor Rudd, who added 12 rebounds, but Providence still managed to defeat South Florida 76-66 Wednesday at Sun Dome.
Louisville Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 8-2
Before playing Seton Hall are 7-3
After playing St. John's are 4-6
After a win are 8-2
South Florida Bulls Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing St. John's are 3-4
After playing Providence are 3-7
After a loss are 1-9
A few Cardinals at Bulls trends to consider:
Louisville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against South Florida
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisville's last 5 games when playing on the road against South Florida
Louisville is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Louisville's last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of South Florida's last 5 games when playing at home against Louisville
The total has gone OVER in 6 of South Florida's last 9 games when playing Louisville
South Florida is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home
South Florida is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
Louisville home to Seton Hall, Saturday, February 23
South Florida at St. John's, Wednesday, February 20