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Louisville Cardinals vs Vanderbilt Commodores Betting Preview

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Dec 2, 8:30 PM | KFC Yum! Center

Vanderbilt Commodores vs Louisville Cardinals Odds


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

The Cardinals bring a 6-0 record (4-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 5-2 Commodores, who are 2-3 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Louisville go 1-4 so far and the Commodores go 2-3.

View Vanderbilt vs Louisville Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Louisville opened as 9-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cardinals - Commodores odds would favor the Commodores if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Louisville is rated No. 67 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Vanderbilt is at No. 62. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 86-71 win for the Cardinals.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Louisville's No. 169-ranked offense, averaging 68.7 PPG, against a Commodores defense that ranks No. 262 at 71.3 PPG. The Cardinals field goal percentage has averaged 44.3% so far, less than the Commodores marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.7% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Vanderbilt owns the country's No. 289-rated mark, allowing 79 points per game on the highway. Louisville, on the other hand, rates No. 236 in scoring at home.

Vanderbilt lost its last outing, an 82-70 result against Xavier on November 28. They failed to cover in that game as a 4-point favorite. Vanderbilt suffered an 82-70 loss against Xavier on Monday, getting 20 points from John Jenkins in a losing effort at Memorial Gymnasium.

In their last action, Louisville was a 79-66 winner at home against Long Beach State. They covered the 11–point spread as favorites. The Cardinals got 18 points from Chris Smith as Louisville ran past Long Beach State 79-66 on Monday at KFC Yum! Center.

Vanderbilt Commodores Trends:
When playing on Friday are 10-0
Before playing Davidson are 1-0
After a loss are 7-3

Louisville Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
Before playing IUPUI are 0-1
After a win are 8-2

A few Commodores at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Vanderbilt's last 5 games on the road
Vanderbilt is 6-1-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
Vanderbilt is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Louisville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Louisville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Vanderbilt at Davidson, Wednesday, December 7
Louisville home to IUPUI, Wednesday, December 7