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Virginia Visits Louisville in ACC Action

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The Louisville Cardinals attempt to win their fifth-straight game when they host the Virginia Cavaliers in an Atlantic Coast Conference battle from the KFC Yum! Center Saturday afternoon.

Shark Bites
  • Virginia is 1-4 ATS in its last five games following an ATS loss in its previous effort.
  • UNDER is 18-8-2 in Louisville’s last 28 home games.
  • Virginia is 0-5 ATS in its last five road games.

The Cardinals, currently 6-point home faves at online shop BetOnline, sit second in the ACC standings with a 6-1 record (17-3 overall) but have been a rather poor option at the betting window of late. Louisville has gone 11-2 SU in their last 13 games overall, but have gone just 5-8 ATS in that span. In their seven conference contests, the Cardinals have covered the spread just twice (vs Pittsburgh, vs Florida State).

Virginia is in the middle of the pack in the Atlantic Coast, bringing a 5-3 conference record (16-4 overall) into Saturday’s game. They haven’t been a much better option for bettors either, going just 2-6 ATS in conference play. The schools split two meetings last season with each winning on their home floor. Louisville prevailed 59-57 at home as 2.5-point dogs on March 7. In fact, Louisville covered the spread in both contests last season, cashing in as a 7-point underdog in a 52-47 loss at Virginia on February 7.

As poor as these two teams have been for bettors recently, something has to give Saturday afternoon. If Louisville hopes to keep pace with the North Carolina Tar Heels, who reside at the top of the conference, these conference games down the stretch are of the utmost importance.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Virginia Cavaliers were listed as 5.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Virginia Cavaliers vs Louisville Cardinals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Louisville Cardinals currently sport a 17-3 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 8-8 ATS. The Virginia Cavaliers are 16-4 and 7-11 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Louisville Cardinals produce a 8-8 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Virginia Cavaliers have gone 11-7 against the totals betting line.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 23 (Louisville) and the No. 146 (Virginia) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Louisville's No. 29 nationally ranked offense (80.95 points per game) against a Virginia Cavaliers defense that sits as the No. 9 at 61.9 PPG. The Louisville Cardinals have been averaging 49.1% from the field, less than the Cavaliers have managed so far this season (49.58% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cavaliers got 28 points from Malcolm Brogdon as Virginia ran past Wake Forest 72-71 on Tuesday at Joel Coliseum.

The Cardinals grabbed a 91-83 win over the Hokies on Wednesday, behind a 29-point effort from Damion Lee at Cassell Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Virginia is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Virginia is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Virginia's last 8 games
  • Virginia is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Louisville is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Louisville is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisville's last 6 games
  • Louisville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Virginia home to Boston College, Wednesday, February 3rd
Louisville at North Carolina, Monday, February 1st

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