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Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs Louisville Cardinals Point Spread: Betting Preview Hints At Winner

Louisville CardinalsRutgers Scarlet Knights
12-2January 04, 2014, 06:00 | Louis Brown Athletic Center7-7

Louisville travels to Rutgers on Saturday, hoping to boost its 12-2 record with a victory over the Scarlet Knights.

The Scarlet Knights sit at 7-7 (6-6 ATS) on the season. By comparison, the Cardinals are currently 12-2 (7-5 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Rutgers is 7-5 OU, and Louisville is 7-4 OU.

View Louisville Cardinals vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to side with Rutgers in this one found them as 17.5-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

The Scarlet Knights - Cardinals odds would favor the Cardinals if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Rutgers is rated No. 130 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Louisville is at No. 1.

In their last action, Rutgers was a 71-66 winner at home against Temple. They covered the 1.5-point spread as underdogs. Rutgers earned a 71-66 victory over Temple on Wednesday, getting 18 points from Kadeem Jack at Louis Brown Athletic Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Rutgers's No. 70-ranked offense, averaging 77.21 PPG, against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 18 at 61.43 PPG. The Scarlet Knights field goal percentage has averaged 45.33% so far, less than the Cardinals marksmen have achieved on the year, 47.55% per game.

A few Cardinals at Scarlet Knights trends to consider:
Louisville is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Louisville is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Louisville's last 6 games
Louisville is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Rutgers is 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Louisville
Rutgers is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Louisville
Rutgers is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Louisville
Rutgers is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Louisville

Next up:
Louisville home to Memphis, Thursday, January 9th
Rutgers at Cincinnati, Saturday, January 11th