NCAA hoops odds preview - Missouri vs. Louisville
Missouri Tigers vs Louisville Cardinals Odds
The Louisville Cardinals will be trying to slam the Missouri Tigers on Friday when the teams tip off at Atlantis Resort in college betting action.
This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Atlantis Resort).
The Cardinals bring a 4-0 record (2-2 ATS) to this tilt against the 4-0 Tigers, who are 1-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Louisville go 0-1 so far and the Tigers go 1-0.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cardinals - Tigers odds would favor the Cardinals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Louisville is rated No. 7 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Missouri is at No. 150. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 91-86 win for the Cardinals.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Louisville has the nation's No. 119-rated offensive output, at 72.5 PPG. The visiting Tigers defense ranks No. 99 allowing on average 61.8 PPG. The Cardinals FG% has averaged 40.6% so far, less than the Tigers marksmen have achieved on the year, 41.1% per game.
Defensively, Missouri features the nation's No. 182-rated defense on the road, allowing 70 points per game. Louisville, meanwhile, comes in at No. 102 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Missouri was a 78-70 winner on the road against Stanford. They covered the 3-point spread as favorites. The Tigers grabbed a 78-70 win over the Cardinal on Thursday, behind a 19-point effort from Laurence Bowers at Atlantis Resort.
Louisville was a 51-46 winner in its last match on the road against Northern Iowa. They failed to cover the 9-point spread as favorites. The Cardinals grabbed a 51-46 win over the Panthers on Thursday, behind a 16-point effort from Russ Smith at Atlantis Resort.
Missouri home to Appalachian State, Saturday, December 1
Louisville home to Illinois State, Saturday, December 1