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College Basketball Matchup - DePaul Blue Demons Louisville Cardinals Odds Preview

Louisville CardinalsDePaul Blue Demons
Feb 18, 12:00 PM | Allstate Arena

Louisville Cardinals vs DePaul Blue Demons Odds

20-6TEAM RECORD11-14

Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Louisville when they take on the Blue Demons on Saturday in college hoops betting action.

DePaul will face the 20-6 Cardinals, who own a 14-8-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Blue Demons are 10-11 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Cardinals are 11-11-1 favoring the OVER.

View Louisville vs DePaul Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks had the Blue Demons installed as 9.5-point underdogs in this particular matchup

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 244 (Blue Demons) and the No. 13 (Cardinals) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 80-68 result in favor of the Cardinals has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Cardinals is ranked No. 21 in NCAA hoops at 39.1 per game. Contrast that with DePaul’s No. 278 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, DePaul is the No. 73-ranked team in the country at 7.3 per game, while Louisville rates No. 175 at 6.2 per game.

Defensively, Louisville features the nation's No. 90-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.4 points per game. DePaul, meanwhile, comes in at No. 61 nationally in scoring at home.

Louisville was a 52-51 loser in their most recent outing at home against Syracuse. They covered the 3-point spread as underdogs. Louisville got 16 points from Chane Behanan but lost anyway, 52-51, to Syracuse on Monday at KFC Yum! Center.

Last time out for DePaul, they were an 80-54 loser as they battled Connecticut on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 13.5-point underdog. The Blue Demons were hammered by Connecticut on Wednesday, losing by an 80-54 final at Gampel Pavilion in college basketball betting action.

Louisville Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Cincinnati are 8-2
After playing Syracuse are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

DePaul Blue Demons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing St. John's are 4-6
After playing Connecticut are 0-5
After a loss are 2-8

A few Cardinals at Blue Demons trends to consider:
Louisville is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against DePaul
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisville's last 5 games on the road
Louisville is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of DePaul's last 6 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of DePaul's last 8 games when playing Louisville
DePaul is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
DePaul is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing at home against Louisville

Next up:
Louisville at Cincinnati, Thursday, February 23
DePaul at St. John's, Monday, February 20