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Georgetown Hoyas vs Louisville Cardinals Preview

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Jan 26, 12:00 PM | Verizon Center

Louisville Cardinals vs Georgetown Hoyas Odds


The Georgetown Hoyas will hit the floor running against the visiting Louisville Cardinals Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Hoyas currently sports a 13-4 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 6-7 ATS. The Cardinals are 16-3 and 10-8-1 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Hoyas produce a 6-7 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Cardinals have gone 9-7 against the number.

View Louisville vs Georgetown Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Hoyas installed as 5-point underdogs in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hoyas - Cardinals odds would favor the Cardinals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Georgetown is rated No. 92 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Louisville is at No. 5. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 81-72 win for the Cardinals.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Cardinals is ranked No. 59 in NCAA hoops at 38 per game. Contrast that with Georgetown’s No. 249 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Georgetown is the No. 265-ranked team in the country at 5.1 per game, while Louisville rates No. 169 at 6.2 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Louisville owns the country's No. 28-rated mark, allowing 61 points per game on the highway. Georgetown, on the other hand, rates No. 282 in scoring at home.

Louisville was a 73-64 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Villanova. They failed to cover the 11.5-point spread as favorites. The Cardinals endured a 73-64 loss at the hands of the Wildcats on Tuesday, despite a 17-point effort from Wayne Blackshear at Villanova Pavilion.

Georgetown won its last outing, a 63-47 result against Notre Dame on January 21. They covered in that game as a 5.5-point underdog. Otto Porter Jr. scored 19 points leading the Hoyas to a 63-47 victory over Notre Dame at Joyce Center on Monday.

Louisville Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 10-0
Before playing Pittsburgh are 5-5
After playing Villanova are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

Georgetown Hoyas Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Seton Hall are 5-5
After playing Notre Dame are 6-4
After a win are 7-3

A few Cardinals at Hoyas trends to consider:
Louisville is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Louisville's last 12 games on the road
Georgetown is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Georgetown is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Louisville
Georgetown is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Georgetown's last 6 games when playing Louisville

Next up:
Louisville home to Pittsburgh, Monday, January 28
Georgetown home to Seton Hall, Wednesday, January 30