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College Basketball Matchup - Connecticut Huskies Louisville Cardinals Odds Preview

Louisville CardinalsConnecticut Huskies
15-3January 18, 2014, 09:00 | Gampel Pavilion14-3

Gampel Pavilion will host Connecticut Huskies vs. Louisville Cardinals action on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.

The Huskies bring a 14-3 record (6-8-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 15-3 Cardinals, who are 8-8 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Connecticut go 7-7-1 so far and the Cardinals go 9-6.

View Louisville Cardinals vs Connecticut Huskies Odds and Stats.

The Huskies were listed as 1-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.

This game puts the Huskies, most recently No. 49 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Cardinals, who rate No. 1 in the latest survey.

In their last action, Connecticut was an 83-73 winner on the road against Memphis. They covered the 7-point spread as underdogs. The Huskies got a 23-point performance from DeAndre Daniels, who added 11 rebounds, as Connecticut ran past Memphis 83-73 on Thursday at FedExForum.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Connecticut's No. 86-ranked scoring average of 75.41 PPG, against a Cardinals defense rated No. 25 and allowing 62.44 PPG. The Huskies FG% has averaged 46.79% to date this season, less than the Cardinals shooters have managed so far (47.11% per game).

A few Cardinals at Huskies trends to consider:
Louisville is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Louisville is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Louisville's last 10 games
Louisville is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Connecticut is 2-3-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Connecticut is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Connecticut's last 5 games
Connecticut is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games at home

Next up:
Louisville at South Florida, Wednesday, January 22nd
Connecticut at Temple, Tuesday, January 21st