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Cincinnati Bearcats battle vs Louisville Cardinals highlights college odds menu

Louisville CardinalsCincinnati Bearcats
Feb 23, 9:00 PM | Fifth Third Arena

Louisville Cardinals vs Cincinnati Bearcats Odds


The Bearcats will be trying to slam the Louisville Cardinals on Thursday when the teams tip off at Fifth Third Arena in college betting action.

Cincinnati battles the Cardinals, currently sitting with a 21-6 mark (14-9-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 10-11 for the Bearcats and 12-11-1 for the Cardinals.

View Louisville vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Cincinnati opened as 1.5-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Bearcats sit at No. 47 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Cardinals sit at No. 13 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Cardinals will win this game 76-75.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Cincinnati's No. 125-ranked offense, averaging 70.1 PPG, against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 66 at 62.6 PPG. The Bearcats field goal percentage has averaged 42.6% so far, less than the Cardinals marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.6% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Louisville owns the country's No. 122-rated mark, allowing 68.1 points per game on the highway. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 153 in scoring at home.

Louisville was a 90-82 winner in their most recent outing on the road against DePaul. They failed to cover the 9.5-point spread as favorites. The Cardinals got a terrific 25-point effort from Kyle Kuric as Louisville defeated DePaul 90-82 on Saturday at Allstate Arena.

Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 62-57 winner as they battled Seton Hall at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 6-point favorite. Cincinnati got 20 points from Dion Dixon en route to a 62-57 victory over Seton Hall on Saturday at Fifth Third Arena.

Louisville Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 8-2
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing DePaul are 6-4
After a win are 6-4

Cincinnati Bearcats Trends:
When playing on Thursday are 5-5
Before playing South Florida are 5-5
After playing Seton Hall are 3-3
After a win are 7-3

A few Cardinals at Bearcats trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Louisville's last 6 games on the road
Louisville is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Louisville's last 7 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
Louisville is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Cincinnati's last 6 games when playing Louisville
Cincinnati is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games at home
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Cincinnati's last 8 games at home

Next up:
Louisville home to Pittsburgh, Sunday, February 26
Cincinnati at South Florida, Sunday, February 26