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Louisville Cardinals vs Clemson Tigers College Basketball Betting Preview

A key college basketball betting odds battle sees the away Louisville Cardinals taking on the Clemson Tigers Saturday.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Louisville Cardinals opened as -7-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including MyBookie. The total was set to open a bit later (check out Bovada for the latest situation).

Louisville Cardinals vs Clemson Tigers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Clemson Tigers sport a record of 13-1 and 8-3 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Louisville Cardinals have 11-3 and 5-7 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 4-6-1 for the Clemson Tigers and 6-6 for the Louisville Cardinals.

The Tigers - Cardinals odds would favor the Tigers if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Clemson is rated No. 23 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Louisville is at No. 36.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Clemson's No. 87-ranked scoring average of 78.14 PPG, against a Louisville Cardinals defense rated No. 41 and allowing 65.43 PPG. The Clemson Tigers FG% has averaged 49.17% to date this season, more than the Louisville Cardinals shooters have managed so far (45.1% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Louisville cruised to victory on Tuesday, running Pittsburgh out of the gym and running up a 77-51 score at KFC Yum! Center.

Donte Grantham scored 23 points and helped out with 14 rebounds for Clemson on Wednesday, leading the Tigers to a 74-70 victory over Boston College at Conte Forum.

Betting Trends
  • Louisville is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • Louisville is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Louisville is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • The total has gone OVER in 6 of Louisville's last 8 games on the road
  • Clemson is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Clemson is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Clemson's last 6 games
  • Clemson is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Louisville at Florida State, Wednesday, January 10th
Clemson at North Carolina State, Thursday, January 11th