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Louisville Cardinals vs Providence Friars Betting Matchup Report

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March 2, 7:00 PM | KFC Yum! Center

Providence Friars vs Louisville Cardinals Odds

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Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on KFC Yum! Center Wednesday as host Louisville looks to handle the Providence Friars in NCAAB action.

The Cardinals currently sports a 22-7 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 14-9 ATS. The Friars are 14-15 and 10-14 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cardinals produce a 9-13 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Friars have gone 15-8 against the number.

View Providence vs Louisville Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Friars are listed as 13-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cardinals sit at No. 18 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Friars sit at No. 74 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Cardinals will win this game 83-75.

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Friars is ranked No. 23 in NCAA hoops at 38.7 per game. Contrast that with Louisville’s No. 116 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Louisville is the No. 12-ranked team in the country at 8.9 per game, while Providence rates No. 139 at 6.4 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Providence owns the country's No. 338-rated mark, allowing 82.8 points per game on the highway. Louisville, on the other hand, rates No. 90 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Providence, they were an 86-62 loser as they battled Marquette on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 10.5-point underdog. Providence was crushed on Sunday, getting blown out by Marquette and falling by an 86-62 score at Bradley Center.

Louisville won its last outing, a 62-59 result against Pittsburgh on February 27. They covered in that game as a 1.5-point favorite. The Cardinals grabbed a 62-59 win over the Panthers on Sunday, behind a 14-point effort from Peyton Siva at KFC Yum! Center.

Providence Friars Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Rutgers are 3-7
After playing Marquette are 4-3
After a loss are 2-8

Louisville Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing West Virginia are 7-1
After playing Pittsburgh are 6-2
After a win are 5-5

A few Friars at Cardinals trends to consider:
Providence is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Providence is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Louisville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Louisville is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Providence
Louisville is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Louisville's last 5 games

Next up:
Providence home to Rutgers, Saturday, March 5
Louisville at West Virginia, Saturday, March 5