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American Athletic Conference Tournament - Rutgers Scarlet Knights face Louisville Cardinals: NCAA basketball odds preview and stats

Rutgers Scarlet KnightsLouisville Cardinals
12-20March 13, 2014, 03:00 | FedExForum26-5

The Louisville Cardinals will try to pay off for their supporters on Thursday when they play host to the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at FedExForum in AAC basketball betting action.

Louisville was favored by 18.5 points midday over at GTbets.eu.

The Cardinals bring a 26-5 record (16-13 ATS) to this tilt against the 12-20 Scarlet Knights, who are 15-15 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Louisville go 14-14 so far and the Scarlet Knights go 19-11.

View Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Louisville Cardinals Odds and Stats.

This game matches up the No. 1 (Cardinals) and the No. 276 (Scarlet Knights) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.

Rutgers won its last outing, a 72-68 result against South Florida on March 12. They covered in that game as a 1.5-point favorite. Rutgers got 18 points from Kadeem Jack en route to a 72-68 victory over South Florida on Wednesday at FedExForum.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Louisville's No. 41-rated squad against Rutgers's No. 115-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Louisville rates No. 20 in the country with 8.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 125 nationally with 6.12 per match.