Louisville Samford Betting Preview
Samford Bulldogs vs Louisville Cardinals Odds
Louisville will look to improve on its 1-0 record on Thursday when they host Samford in NCAA basketball odds action at KFC Yum! Center.
The Cardinals are 1-0 so far on the season, and 1-0 ATS vs. the number. The Bulldogs, meanwhile, are 1-1 and 0-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Louisville go 0-0 and the Bulldogs go 0-0 on the totals.
The Bulldogs were listed as 31-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 282-rated Samford taking on the No. 7-rated Cardinals in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 90-66 win for the Cardinals on Thursday.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Louisville has the nation's No. 77-rated offensive output, at 79 PPG. The visiting Bulldogs defense ranks No. 83 allowing on average 57.5 PPG. The Cardinals FG% has averaged 45.2% so far, more than the Bulldogs marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.2% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Samford owns the country's No. 255-rated mark, allowing 75 points per game on the highway. Louisville, on the other hand, rates No. 110 in scoring at home.
Samford was a 59-40 winner in its last match at home against Martin Methodist. The Bulldogs grabbed a 59-40 win over the Redhawks on Monday, behind a 13-point effort from Tim Williams at Pete Hanna Center.
Last time out for Louisville, they were a 79-51 winner as they battled Manhattan at home. They covered in the match as a 17.5-point favorite. The battle between the Cardinals and Jaspers didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Manhattan was handed a 79-51 defeat on Sunday at KFC Yum! Center.
Samford Bulldogs Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing Memphis are 1-0
After a win are 4-6
Louisville Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 7-3
Before playing Miami (Ohio) are 1-0
After playing Manhattan are 1-0
After a win are 7-3
A few Bulldogs at Cardinals trends to consider:
Samford is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Louisville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Louisville is 9-0-1 ATS in its last 10 games
Louisville is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
Samford at Memphis, Saturday, November 17
Louisville home to Miami (Ohio), Sunday, November 18