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Louisville Cardinals home to Rutgers Scarlet Knights in NCAA Basketball betting action

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10-15February 16, 2014, 06:00 | KFC Yum! Center19-4

College basketball wagering interest will be high on Sunday when the Scarlet Knights of Rutgers hit the hard court against the Cardinals of Louisville.

The Cardinals bring a 19-4 record (11-10 ATS) to this tilt against the 10-15 Scarlet Knights, who are 10-13 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Louisville go 11-9 so far and the Scarlet Knights go 15-8.

View Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Louisville Cardinals Odds and Stats.

The visitors opened as 21-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.

According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 3-ranked Cardinals and the No. 242-rated Scarlet Knights in this matchup.

Rutgers lost its last outing, a 77-65 result against Southern Methodist on February 14. They failed to cover in that game as a 7.5-point underdog. The Scarlet Knights got 17 points from Myles Mack, but it was Southern Methodist that prevailed in a 77-65 final on Friday at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Louisville's No. 9-ranked offense, averaging 82.33 PPG, against a Scarlet Knights defense that ranks No. 235 at 76.4 PPG. The Cardinals field goal percentage has averaged 47.73% so far, more than the Scarlet Knights marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.76% per game.

A few Scarlet Knights at Cardinals trends to consider:
Rutgers is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games
Rutgers is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Rutgers's last 5 games
Rutgers is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Louisville is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Louisville is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Louisville's last 6 games
Louisville is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Rutgers home to Memphis, Thursday, February 20th
Louisville at South Florida, Tuesday, February 18th