Red Storm open as college hoops underdog vs Cardinals
St. John's Red Storm vs Louisville Cardinals Odds
The Louisville Cardinals will be trying to slam the St. John's Red Storm on Thursday when the teams tip off at KFC Yum! Center in college betting action.
This season, the Cardinals are 19-5 overall and 12-11-1 ATS ATS, while the Red Storm are 15-9 and 9-10 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Louisville boasts a 10-11 on the OU, and St. John's is 9-8-1.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Louisville Cardinals as 19-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Cardinals at No. 2 and the Red Storm at No. 71 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 83-68 result in favor of the Cardinals.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Louisville's No. 38-ranked offense, averaging 74.7 PPG, against a Red Storm defense that ranks No. 185 at 66.8 PPG. The Cardinals field goal percentage has averaged 44.7% so far, more than the Red Storm marksmen have achieved on the year, 43% per game.
Defensively, St. John's features the nation's No. 232-rated defense on the road, allowing 72 points per game. Louisville, meanwhile, comes in at No. 70 nationally in scoring at home.
St. John's was a 77-58 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Syracuse. They failed to cover the 13.5-point spread as underdogs. Jakarr Sampson scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Red Storm to a win (they lost 77-58 to Syracuse at Carrier Dome on Sunday).
In their last action, Louisville was a 104-101 loser on the road against Notre Dame. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Louisville got 30 points from Chane Behanan en route to a 104-101 loss at the hands of Louisville on Saturday at Joyce Center.
St. John's Red Storm Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 6-4
Before playing South Florida are 1-6
After playing Syracuse are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5
Louisville Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 9-1
Before playing South Florida are 6-4
After playing Notre Dame are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3
A few Red Storm at Cardinals trends to consider:
St. John's is 6-17 SU in its last 23 games on the road
St. John's is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Louisville
Louisville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against St. John's
Louisville is 16-1 SU in its last 17 games at home
Louisville is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing St. John's
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Louisville's last 5 games
St. John's home to South Florida, Wednesday, February 20
Louisville at South Florida, Sunday, February 17