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Louisville Missouri State Betting Preview

Missouri State Bears Louisville Cardinals
8-1 December 17, 2013, 09:00 | KFC Yum! Center 9-1



The Louisville Cardinals host Missouri State on Tuesday, looking to build on their 9-1 mark against the 8-1 Bears in college hoops action at KFC Yum! Center.

Louisville battles the Bears, currently sitting with a 8-1 mark (2-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 4-3 for the Cardinals and 4-0 for the Bears.

View Missouri State Bears vs Louisville Cardinals Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 22.5-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 1-rated Cardinals and the No. 193-ranked Bears, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

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Missouri State was a 70-67 winner in its last match on the road against Oral Roberts. The Bears grabbed a 70-67 win over the Golden Eagles on Friday, behind a 20-point effort from Marcus Marshall at Mabee Center.

Last time out for Louisville, they were a 79-63 winner as they battled Western Kentucky at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 22-point favorite. Louisville earned a 79-63 victory over Western Kentucky on Saturday, getting 14 points from Russ Smith at KFC Yum! Center.

A few Bears at Cardinals trends to consider:
Missouri State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games
Missouri State is 5-19 SU in its last 24 games on the road
Louisville is 24-1 SU in its last 25 games
Louisville is 24-1 SU in its last 25 games at home


Next up:
Missouri State home to Alabama A&M, Saturday, December 21st
Louisville at Florida International, Saturday, December 21st