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Big East Championship Odds

The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Louisville and Connecticut on Saturday, with the host Cardinals trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

It's a game in the Big East Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. The game is being played at Madison Square Garden, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

The Cardinals bring a 25-8 record (18-9 ATS) to this tilt against the 25-9 Huskies, who are 17-11 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Louisville go 11-15 so far and the Huskies go 14-13-1.

View Connecticut vs Louisville Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Cardinals, most recently No. 15 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Huskies, who rate No. 16 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 81-77 victory for the Cardinals.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Huskies rank No. 11 in NCAA Division 1 with 39.7 per game. That compares with Louisville’s No. 85 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Louisville is college basketball's No. 9-ranked team at 8.8 per game, while the Huskies rate No. 201 with 5.9 per game.

Defensively, Connecticut features the nation's No. 152-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.7 points per game. Louisville, meanwhile, comes in at No. 68 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Connecticut, they were a 76-71 winner as they battled Syracuse. They covered in the match as a 4-point underdog.

Louisville was an 83-77 winner in its last match against Notre Dame. They covered the 2–point spread as underdogs.

Connecticut Huskies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing Syracuse are 8-2
After a win are 6-4

Louisville Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing Notre Dame are 6-1
After a win are 5-5

A few Huskies at Cardinals trends to consider:
Louisville is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Louisville is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Connecticut