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Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Louisville Cardinals Betting Preview

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Feb 22, 9:00 PM | Louis Brown Athletic Center

Louisville Cardinals vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Odds

20-7TEAM RECORD13-13

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Rutgers and Louisville on Tuesday, with the host Scarlet Knights trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

Rutgers battles the Cardinals, currently sitting with a 20-7 mark (12-9 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 10-10 for the Scarlet Knights and 9-11 for the Cardinals.

View Louisville vs Rutgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Rutgers sat as 3.5-point underdogs.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 137-rated Scarlet Knights and the No. 27-ranked Cardinals, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 79-70 result in favor of the Cardinals.

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How They Match Up:
The game also pits Rutgers's No. 231-ranked offense, averaging 67.3 PPG, against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 103 at 65.4 PPG. The Scarlet Knights field goal percentage has averaged 44.6% so far, less than the Cardinals marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.3% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Louisville owns the country's No. 289-rated mark, allowing 76.4 points per game on the highway. Rutgers, on the other hand, rates No. 261 in scoring at home.

Louisville was a 71-58 winner in its last match at home against Connecticut. They covered the 4–point spread as favorites. Peyton Siva scored 15 points leading the Cardinals to a 71-58 victory over Connecticut at KFC Yum! Center on Friday.

Rutgers was an 84-80 loser in its last match on the road against Syracuse. They covered the 12–point spread as underdogs. Rutgers suffered an 84-80 loss against Syracuse on Saturday, getting 18 points from Mike Coburn in a losing effort at Carrier Dome.

Louisville Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-3
After playing Connecticut are 6-4
After a win are 4-6

Rutgers Scarlet Knights Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 4-6
Before playing West Virginia are 4-6
After playing Syracuse are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

A few Cardinals at Scarlet Knights trends to consider:
Louisville is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Louisville is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Rutgers's last 6 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Rutgers's last 5 games
Rutgers is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games at home
Rutgers is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Louisville

Next up:
Louisville home to Pittsburgh, Sunday, February 27
Rutgers home to West Virginia, Sunday, February 27

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