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Samford Bulldogs vs Louisville Cardinals NCAA College Basketball Betting

The Louisville Cardinals will try to pay off for their supporters and betting fans on Friday when they play host to the Samford Bulldogs at KFC Yum! Center in NCAA basketball odds action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Louisville Cardinals as -22.5-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.

Samford Bulldogs vs Louisville Cardinals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Samford Bulldogs will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Friday; they are 17-9-1 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Louisville Cardinals are 14-20-1 ATS. Samford Bulldogs are 12-5 on betting the total; Louisville Cardinals are 14-17-1.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 111 (Louisville) and the No. 155 (Samford) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Samford is ranked No. 218 in NCAA basketball at 31.72 per game. Contrast that with Louisville's No. 24 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Louisville is the No. 193-ranked team in the country at 5.5 per game, while Samford rates No. 133 at 6.38 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Samford suffered a 81-76 loss against UNC Greensboro on Friday, getting 19 points from Darius Jones-Gibson in a losing effort at U.S. Cellular Center.

The Cardinals wasted a 28-point performance from Wayne Blackshear in losing to Michigan State 76-70 on Sunday at Carrier Dome.

Betting Trends
  • Samford is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
  • Samford is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 11 of Samford's last 16 games
  • Samford is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Louisville is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games
  • Louisville is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games
  • Louisville is 6-14-1 ATS in its last 21 games at home
  • Louisville is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Samford home to Auburn-Montgomery, Monday, November 16th
Louisville at Hartford, Tuesday, November 17th

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