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March Madness - Louisville Cardinals Host the Northern Iowa Panthers in NCAA College Basketball Action

Northern Iowa Panthers

vs

Louisville Cardinals
Sunday, March 22, 2015 9:40 PM ET
KeyArena

After surviving a big scare in the Round of 64 the Louisville Cardinals will get a tough matchup in the Round of 32 on Sunday as they take on the Northern Iowa Panthers in college basketball betting action out in Seattle.

The No. 4 Cardinals barely edged No. 13 UC Irvine by a score of 57-55 in the Round of 64 on Friday, in a game in which they didn't come close to covering the 8.5-point spread at the sportsbooks. The No. 5 Panthers beat No. 12 Wyoming 71-54 on Friday and covered the 6.5-point spread.

Northern Iowa Panthers vs Louisville Cardinals Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Northern Iowa Panthers will look to cover the spread vs the Louisville Cardinals on Sunday, as the Panthers are 20-9-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Cardinals are 12-19-1 ATS. Northern Iowa is 16-12 against the total, while Louisville is 12-17 versus the total betting line.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 111 (Louisville) and the No. 7 (Northern Iowa) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

How Northern Iowa Panthers vs Louisville Cardinals Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Louisville's No. 102 nationally ranked offense (68.85 points per game) against a Northern Iowa Panthers defense that sits as the No. 4 at 54.29 PPG. The Louisville Cardinals have been averaging 42.83% from the field, less than the Panthers have managed so far this season (48.22% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Panthers grabbed a 71-54 win over the Cowboys on Friday, behind a 16-point effort from Paul Jesperson at KeyArena.

Louisville earned a 57-55 victory over UC Irvine on Friday, getting 19 points from Wayne Blackshear at KeyArena.

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