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West Virginia Mountaineers vs Louisville Cardinals Betting Preview

Louisville CardinalsWest Virginia Mountaineers
March 5, 12:00 PM | WVU Colliseum

Louisville Cardinals vs West Virginia Mountaineers Odds

23-7TEAM RECORD19-10

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Louisville when they take on the Mountaineers on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

West Virginia will face the 23-7 Cardinals, who own a 15-9 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Mountaineers are 11-14 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Cardinals are 9-14 favoring the OVER.

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Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Cardinals listed as 3.5-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 11 (Mountaineers) and the No. 18 (Cardinals) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 80-74 result in favor of the Cardinals has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

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How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features West Virginia's No. 149-ranked scoring average of 69.8 PPG, against a Cardinals defense rated No. 72 and allowing 64.1 PPG. The Mountaineers FG% has averaged 43.2% to date this season, less than the Cardinals shooters have managed so far (45.6% per game).

Defensively, Louisville features the nation's No. 210-rated defense on the road, allowing 72 points per game. West Virginia, meanwhile, comes in at No. 121 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Louisville, they were an 87-60 winner as they battled Providence at home. They covered in the match as a 13.5-point favorite. The battle between the Cardinals and Friars didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Providence was handed an 87-60 defeat on Wednesday at KFC Yum! Center.

West Virginia was a 65-56 winner in their most recent outing at home against Connecticut. They covered the 5–point spread as favorites. West Virginia got 18 points from Joe Mazzulla en route to a 65-56 victory over Connecticut on Wednesday at WVU Colliseum.

Louisville Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Providence are 6-1
After a win are 5-5

West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing Connecticut are 5-5
After a win are 5-5

A few Cardinals at Mountaineers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Louisville's last 6 games on the road
Louisville is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of West Virginia's last 5 games
West Virginia is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of West Virginia's last 5 games when playing Louisville
West Virginia is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games

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