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Virginia’s D Has Been An Under Machine

Virginia is one of the best defensive teams in the nation this season, which has lead to the Cavaliers being one of the best UNDER plays in college basketball. The UNDER has hit in eight of Virginia’s past nine games, with the team allowing just 56 points per game. Virginia ends their regular season against the Louisville Cardinals Saturday.

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  • The favorite is 0-3 ATS in the past three games between Louisville and Virginia.
  • Louisville is 1-8 ATS in their past nine games on the road.
  • Virginia is 5-1 SU in their past six games coming off three days rest.

Virginia is ending the season red-hot for bettors as they have gone 6-1 ATS in their past seven games, which includes the Cavaliers covering in games with closing spreads of -15.5 and -11.5 respectively. Malcolm Brogdon has been offensively peaking as of late, as the senior has averaged 23.5 points over the past four contests.

Louisville was held to a season-low 47 points while shooting just 32.7 percent from the floor in their first meeting with Virginia this season. Sophomore Cinanu Onuaku is becoming a force in the paint for Louisville as the center has averaged 12 points and 10 rebounds through the past five games.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Virginia Cavaliers in this one found them listed as -5-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Cardinals was expected to move the line.

Louisville Cardinals vs Virginia Cavaliers Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Virginia Cavaliers battles the Louisville Cardinals, currently sitting with a 23-7 mark (12-13-1 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 12-15 for the Virginia Cavaliers and 10-16 for the Louisville Cardinals.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 48 (Virginia) and the No. 93 (Louisville) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Louisville is ranked No. 58 in NCAA basketball at 38.5 per game. Contrast that with Virginia's No. 248 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Virginia is the No. 209-ranked team in the country at 6 per game, while Louisville rates No. 204 at 6.07 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cardinals grabbed a 56-53 win over the Yellow Jackets on Tuesday, behind a 17-point effort from Chinanu Onuaku at KFC Yum! Center.

The Cavaliers got 18 points from Malcolm Brogdon as Virginia ran past Clemson 64-57 on Tuesday at Littlejohn Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Louisville is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Louisville is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Louisville's last 10 games
  • Louisville is 1-8 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Virginia is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Virginia is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Virginia's last 9 games
  • Virginia is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home