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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Pirates underdogs vs Cardinals at Louisville

Seton Hall PiratesLouisville Cardinals
Feb 23, 12:00 PM | KFC Yum! Center

Seton Hall Pirates vs Louisville Cardinals Odds

13-14TEAM RECORD21-5

Seton Hall pays a visit to Louisville on Saturday, hoping to send the Cardinals to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at KFC Yum! Center.

Louisville battles the Pirates, currently sitting with a 13-14 mark (8-11-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 10-13 for the Cardinals and 7-9 for the Pirates.

View Seton Hall vs Louisville Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to go with the Cardinals in this one found them listed as 19.5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Pirates was expected to move the line.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 1-rated Cardinals and the No. 130-ranked Pirates, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 81-67 result in favor of the Cardinals.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Louisville's No. 35-rated squad against Seton Hall's No. 185-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Louisville rates No. 217 in the country with 5.7 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 36 nationally with 7.8 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Seton Hall owns the country's No. 223-rated mark, allowing 71.5 points per game on the highway. Louisville, on the other hand, rates No. 67 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Seton Hall was a 67-46 loser at home against Marquette. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs. Seton Hall was crushed on Tuesday, getting blown out by Marquette and falling by a 67-46 score at Prudential Center.

Last time out for Louisville, they were a 59-41 winner as they battled South Florida on the road. They covered in the match as a 13-point favorite. The Cardinals grabbed a 59-41 win over the Bulls on Sunday, behind a 15-point effort from Russ Smith at Sun Dome.

Seton Hall Pirates Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Villanova are 3-7
After playing Marquette are 2-8
After a loss are 1-9

Louisville Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing DePaul are 3-7
After playing South Florida are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

A few Pirates at Cardinals trends to consider:
Seton Hall is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Seton Hall is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Louisville
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Louisville's last 5 games when playing Seton Hall
Louisville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Seton Hall
Louisville is 17-1 SU in its last 18 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Louisville's last 7 games

Next up:
Seton Hall home to Villanova, Monday, February 25
Louisville at DePaul, Wednesday, February 27