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Cardinals visit Pittsburgh Panthers in college basketball clash

Louisville CardinalsPittsburgh Panthers
Jan 21, 9:00 PM | Petersen Events Center

Louisville Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Panthers Odds


Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Pittsburgh Panthers try to run the Cardinals off the court at Petersen Events Center in college hoops action.

The Cardinals will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 7-8-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Panthers are 5-9 ATS. Louisville is 6-9-1 against the total, while Pittsburgh is 5-9 versus the number.

View Louisville vs Pittsburgh Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Pittsburgh opened as 2.5-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Panthers sit at No. 64 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cardinals sit at No. 34 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Cardinals will win this game 77-72.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Pittsburgh's No. 120 nationally ranked offense (71.1 points per game) against a Cardinals defense that sits as the No. 51 at 61.6 PPG. The Panthers have been averaging 45.8% from the field, more than the Cardinals have managed so far this season (43.1% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Louisville owns the country's No. 129-rated mark, allowing 68.8 points per game on the highway. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, rates No. 155 in scoring at home.

Louisville lost its last outing, a 74-63 result against Marquette on January 16. They failed to cover in that game as a 4.5-point underdog. Louisville suffered a 74-63 loss against Marquette on Monday, getting 20 points from Russ Smith in a losing effort at Bradley Center.

Last time out for Pittsburgh, they were a 71-63 loser as they battled Syracuse on the road. They covered in the match as a 13-point underdog. The Panthers got 10 points from Ashton Gibbs, but it was Syracuse that prevailed in a 71-63 final on Monday at Carrier Dome.

Louisville Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Villanova are 8-1
After playing Marquette are 8-2
After a loss are 7-3

Pittsburgh Panthers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Providence are 8-2
After playing Syracuse are 8-2
After a loss are 4-6

A few Cardinals at Panthers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
Pittsburgh is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games
Pittsburgh is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Louisville home to Villanova, Wednesday, January 25
Pittsburgh home to Providence, Wednesday, January 25