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Cougars open as college hoops underdog vs Cardinals

College of Charleston CougarsLouisville Cardinals
Dec 20, 9:00 PM | KFC Yum! Center

College of Charleston Cougars vs Louisville Cardinals Odds


KFC Yum! Center will host Cardinals vs. Cougars action on Tuesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAAB action.

The Cardinals currently sports a 10-0 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 4-2-1 ATS. The Cougars are 9-1 and 5-3 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cardinals produce a 2-5 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Cougars have gone 3-4-1 against the number.

View College of Charleston vs Louisville Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Louisville sat as 16-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Cardinals at No. 40 and the Cougars at No. 131 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 86-75 result in favor of the Cardinals.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Louisville's No. 89-ranked offense, averaging 73.9 PPG, against a Cougars defense that ranks No. 200 at 67.8 PPG. The Cardinals field goal percentage has averaged 44.6% so far, less than the Cougars marksmen have achieved on the year, 47% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, College of Charleston owns the country's No. 120-rated mark, allowing 68 points per game on the highway. Louisville, on the other hand, rates No. 139 in scoring at home.

College of Charleston was a 70-68 winner in its last match at home against Charleston Southern. College of Charleston earned a 70-68 victory over Charleston Southern on Saturday, getting 18 points from Antwaine Wiggins at Carolina First Arena.

In their last action, Louisville was a 95-87 winner at home against Memphis. They earned a push of the 8–point spread as favorites. Louisville got 24 points from Russ Smith en route to a 95-87 victory over Memphis on Saturday at KFC Yum! Center.

College of Charleston Cougars Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
Before playing Coastal Carolina are 9-1
After playing Charleston Southern are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

Louisville Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 9-1
Before playing Western Kentucky are 3-2
After playing Memphis are 8-2
After a win are 9-1

A few Cougars at Cardinals trends to consider:
Louisville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Louisville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
College of Charleston at Coastal Carolina, Thursday, December 22
Louisville home to Western Kentucky, Friday, December 23