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Cardinals vs Red Storm College Hoops Game Preview

Louisville CardinalsSt. John's Red Storm
Jan 3, 7:00 PM | Carnesecca Arena

Louisville Cardinals vs St. John's Red Storm Odds


St. John's will look to improve on its 7-6 record on Tuesday when they host Louisville in NCAAB odds action at Carnesecca Arena.

The Red Storm sport records of 7-6 and 4-5-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Cardinals have 12-2 and 5-5-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 5-5 for the Red Storm and 3-7-1 for the Cardinals.

View Louisville vs St Johns Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had set the Red Storm as 7.5-point underdogs on the opening line for this contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Red Storm sit at No. 206 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cardinals sit at No. 30 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Cardinals will win this game 80-69.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up St. John's's No. 169 nationally ranked offense (68.8 points per game) against a Cardinals defense that sits as the No. 29 at 58.8 PPG. The Red Storm have been averaging 43.9% from the field, more than the Cardinals have managed so far this season (43% on average).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Louisville owns the country's No. 31-rated mark, allowing 61 points per game on the highway. St. John's, on the other hand, rates No. 209 in scoring at home.

Louisville was a 69-62 loser in its last match on the road against Kentucky. They covered the 9.5–point spread as underdogs. The Cardinals got a huge 30-point effort from Russ Smith but still lost 69-62 against Kentucky on Saturday at Rupp Arena.

Last time out for St. John's, they were an 83-69 loser as they battled Connecticut on the road. They earned a push in the match as a 14-point underdog. St. John's got 17 points from D'Angelo Harrison but lost anyway, 83-69, to Connecticut on Saturday at Gampel Pavilion.

Louisville Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing Notre Dame are 7-1
After playing Kentucky are 10-0
After a loss are 8-2

St. John's Red Storm Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 7-3
Before playing Cincinnati are 2-6
After playing Connecticut are 1-9
After a loss are 5-5

A few Cardinals at Red Storm trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Louisville's last 6 games on the road
St. John's is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. John's last 6 games when playing Louisville
St. John's is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games when playing Louisville

Next up:
Louisville home to Notre Dame, Saturday, January 7
St. John's at Cincinnati, Saturday, January 7