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NCAA Basketball betting line favors Cardinals over Knights

Central Florida KnightsLouisville Cardinals
9-9February 01, 2014, 09:00 | KFC Yum! Center17-4

Bettors will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Louisville Cardinals try to run the Central Florida Knights off the court at KFC Yum! Center in college hoops action.

The Knights will look to vanquish their hosts on Saturday, as they are 2-10 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Cardinals are 10-9 ATS. Central Florida is 6-6 against the total, while Louisville is 10-8 versus the number.

View Central Florida Knights vs Louisville Cardinals Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Louisville in this one found them as -21-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

The Cardinals sit at No. 2 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Knights sit at No. 248 on the same chart.

Central Florida was a 69-59 loser in its last match at home against Memphis. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as underdogs. Isaiah Sykes poured in 24 points and added 12 rebounds in a losing cause for Central Florida on Wednesday, as the Tigers rolled to a 69-59 victory over Central Florida at CFE Arena.

Louisville lost its last outing, a 69-66 result against Cincinnati on January 30. They failed to cover in that game as a 9-point favorite. Louisville got 18 points from Montrezl Harrell but lost anyway, 69-66, to Cincinnati on Thursday at KFC Yum! Center.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Louisville's No. 13 nationally ranked offense (82.38 points per game) against a Knights defense that sits as the No. 153 at 70.56 PPG. The Cardinals have been averaging 47.08% from the field, more than the Knights have managed so far this season (43.88% on average).

A few Knights at Cardinals trends to consider:
Central Florida is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
Central Florida is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Central Florida is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Central Florida is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Louisville is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Louisville's last 6 games
Louisville is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Louisville is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next up:
Central Florida home to South Florida, Wednesday, February 5th
Louisville at Houston, Wednesday, February 5th