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Cardinals visit West Virginia Mountaineers in college basketball clash

Louisville CardinalsWest Virginia Mountaineers
Feb 11, 12:00 PM | WVU Colliseum

Louisville Cardinals vs West Virginia Mountaineers Odds


Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on WVU Colliseum Saturday as host West Virginia looks to handle the Louisville Cardinals in NCAAB action.

The Mountaineers sit at 16-9 (12-10 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Cardinals are currently 19-5 (12-8-1 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? West Virginia is 14-8 OU, and Louisville is 10-10-1 OU.

View Louisville vs West Virginia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Mountaineers in this one, they're listed as 3.5-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 19-rated Louisville taking on the No. 16-rated Mountaineers in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 78-75 win for the Cardinals on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and West Virginia has the nation's No. 68-rated offensive output, at 73.6 PPG. The visiting Cardinals defense ranks No. 54 allowing on average 61.8 PPG. The Mountaineers FG% has averaged 45.4% so far, more than the Cardinals marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.8% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Louisville owns the country's No. 76-rated mark, allowing 65.3 points per game on the highway. West Virginia, on the other hand, rates No. 85 in scoring at home.

Louisville was an 80-59 winner in their most recent outing at home against Connecticut. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Cardinals and Huskies didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Connecticut was handed an 80-59 defeat on Monday at KFC Yum! Center.

Last time out for West Virginia, they were a 55-51 loser as they battled Notre Dame at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 7-point favorite. Jabarie Hinds scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Mountaineers to a win (they lost 55-51 to Notre Dame at WVU Colliseum on Wednesday).

Louisville Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Syracuse are 7-3
After playing Connecticut are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing Notre Dame are 7-3
After a loss are 8-2

A few Cardinals at Mountaineers trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 7 of West Virginia's last 8 games at home
West Virginia is 11-3 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 6 of West Virginia's last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of West Virginia's last 6 games when playing Louisville

Next up:
Louisville home to Syracuse, Monday, February 13
West Virginia at Pittsburgh, Thursday, February 16