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Louisville Cardinals Favored by -7 Point Spread Against the Pittsburgh Panthers on Thursday

The Louisville Cardinals will hit the floor running against the away Pittsburgh Panthers Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Louisville Cardinals in this one found them listed as -7-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 Panthers was expected to move the line.

Pittsburgh Panthers vs Louisville Cardinals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Supporters of the Pittsburgh Panthers have watched them go 14-1 and 7-7 ATS on the college basketball season, while the Louisville Cardinals are at 13-3 and 6-6 ATS. In totals betting, the Louisville Cardinals are 5-7, while the Pittsburgh Panthers have a 8-6 mark.

The Louisville Cardinals sit at No. 14 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Pittsburgh Panthers sit at No. 27 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up Louisville's No. 24 nationally ranked offense (81.88 points per game) against a Pittsburgh Panthers defense that sits as the No. 46 at 65.4 PPG. The Louisville Cardinals have been averaging 49.75% from the field, more than the Panthers have managed so far this season (49.72% on average).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Michael Young scored 25 points leading the Panthers to a 86-82 victory over Notre Dame at Joyce Center on Saturday.

Louisville got 14 points from Chinanu Onuaku but lost anyway, 66-62, to Clemson on Sunday at Littlejohn Coliseum.

Betting Trends
  • Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • Pittsburgh is 3-8-2 ATS in its last 13 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Louisville
  • Louisville is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Louisville is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
  • Louisville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Louisville's last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh home to Boston College, Saturday, January 16th
Louisville at Florida State, Wednesday, January 20th