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Louisville Cardinals vs Villanova Wildcats Preview

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Jan 25, 7:00 PM | KFC Yum! Center

Villanova Wildcats vs Louisville Cardinals Odds

10-10TEAM RECORD15-5

The Louisville Cardinals will hit the floor running against the visiting Villanova Wildcats Wednesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

Louisville battles the Wildcats, currently sitting with a 10-10 mark (6-11 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 7-9-1 for the Cardinals and 13-4 for the Wildcats.

View Villanova vs Louisville Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Louisville sat as 8-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 33-rated Cardinals and the No. 37-ranked Wildcats, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 78-72 result in favor of the Cardinals.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Louisville's No. 126 nationally ranked offense (70.8 points per game) against a Wildcats defense that sits as the No. 260 at 70.7 PPG. The Cardinals have been averaging 43.5% from the field, more than the Wildcats have managed so far this season (42.2% on average).

Defensively, Villanova features the nation's No. 273-rated defense on the road, allowing 75.1 points per game. Louisville, meanwhile, comes in at No. 153 nationally in scoring at home.

Villanova was a 79-76 winner in their most recent outing on the road against St. John's. They covered the 2.5-point spread as favorites. Maalik Wayns went off for 28 points and added 2 rebounds, leading Villanova over St. John's, 79-76, on Saturday at Carnesecca Arena.

In their last action, Louisville was a 73-62 winner on the road against Pittsburgh. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Louisville earned a 73-62 victory over Pittsburgh on Saturday, getting 21 points from Kyle Kuric at Petersen Events Center.

Villanova Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Marquette are 6-4
After playing St. John's are 7-3
After a win are 4-6

Louisville Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Seton Hall are 5-2
After playing Pittsburgh are 7-2
After a win are 7-3

A few Wildcats at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Villanova's last 7 games on the road
Villanova is 4-11 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
Villanova is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Louisville is 12-2 SU in its last 14 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisville's last 5 games
Louisville is 15-5 SU in its last 20 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Louisville's last 6 games when playing Villanova

Next up:
Villanova home to Marquette, Saturday, January 28
Louisville at Seton Hall, Saturday, January 28