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Florida International Golden Panthers visit Louisville Cardinals in college basketball clash

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Dec 19, 7:00 PM | KFC Yum! Center

Florida International Golden Panthers vs Louisville Cardinals Odds


College basketball wagering interest will be high on Wednesday when the Golden Panthers of Florida International hit the hard court against the Cardinals of Louisville.

The Golden Panthers will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 1-1-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Cardinals are 6-4 ATS. Florida International is 1-1 on the totals; Louisville is 4-3.

View Florida International vs Louisville Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Golden Panthers were listed as 32-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cardinals - Golden Panthers odds would favor the Cardinals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Louisville is rated No. 4 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Florida International is at No. 287. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 93-70 win for the Cardinals.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Louisville has the nation's No. 36-rated offensive output, at 78 PPG. The visiting Golden Panthers defense ranks No. 313 allowing on average 75 PPG. The Cardinals FG% has averaged 44.7% so far, more than the Golden Panthers marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.1% per game.

Defensively, Florida International features the nation's No. 302-rated defense on the road, allowing 79 points per game. Louisville, meanwhile, comes in at No. 49 nationally in scoring at home.

Florida International lost its last outing, a 76-73 result against Florida Gulf Coast on December 13. The Golden Panthers got 17 points from Gaby Belardo, but it was Florida Gulf Coast that prevailed in a 76-73 final on Thursday at Alico Arena.

Louisville was an 87-78 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Memphis. They covered the 3.5-point spread as favorites. The Cardinals grabbed an 87-78 win over the Tigers on Saturday, behind a 22-point effort from Chane Behanan at FedExForum.

Florida International Golden Panthers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
After playing Florida Gulf Coast are 1-2
After a loss are 4-6

Louisville Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Western Kentucky are 4-2
After playing Memphis are 8-2
After a win are 8-2

A few Golden Panthers at Cardinals trends to consider:
Florida International is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Louisville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Louisville is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games
Louisville is 14-4-1 ATS in its last 19 games

Next up:
Florida International at Texas Southern, Saturday, December 22
Louisville home to Western Kentucky, Saturday, December 22