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Louisville Cardinals vs North Carolina State Wolfpack NCAA College Basketball Betting

College hoops betting interest focuses on the Louisville Cardinals vs North Carolina State Wolfpack battle Thursday at PNC Arena as the Wolfpack look to defend home court and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Louisville Cardinals were listed as -6.5-point favorites at many online sportsbooks, including the odds makers at BetOnline.

Louisville Cardinals vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This college basketball season, the North Carolina State Wolfpack are 10-4 overall and 5-6 ATS, while the Louisville Cardinals are 12-2 and 6-4 ATS. As for the betting totals, North Carolina State boasts a 4-7 on the OU, and Louisville is 4-6.

The Wolfpack - Cardinals odds would favor the Cardinals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. North Carolina State is rated No. 76 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Louisville is at No. 6.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up North Carolina State's No. 130 nationally ranked offense (75.07 points per game) against a Louisville Cardinals defense that sits as the No. 2 at 57.36 PPG. The North Carolina State Wolfpack have been averaging 41.82% from the field, less than the Cardinals have managed so far this season (50.81% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cardinals got 18 points from Donovan Mitchell as Louisville ran past Wake Forest 65-57 on Sunday at KFC Yum! Center.

The Wolfpack endured a 73-68 loss at the hands of the Hokies on Saturday, despite a 21-point effort from Anthony Barber at Cassell Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Louisville is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Louisville is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • Louisville is 16-6 SU in its last 22 games on the road
  • Louisville is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • North Carolina State is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
  • North Carolina State is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Louisville at Clemson, Sunday, January 10th
North Carolina State at Wake Forest, Sunday, January 10th