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Virginia, Louisville Have Traditionally Gone UNDER

ACC play kicks off with a huge matchup when the No.12 Virginia Cavaliers visit the KFC Yum! Center to take on the eighth-seeded Louisville Cardinals on Wednesday. Since Louisville joined the ACC in 2014, these two teams have collided four times with the UNDER cashing on three of those occasions. Louisville and Virginia have averaged a combined 109.8 points in their prior four meetings with an average closing total of 120.5.

Shark Bites
  • Virginia is 7-3 ATS in its past 10 road games.
  • The UNDER is 8-2 in Louisville’s 10 games with a posted total this season.
  • Louisville averaged just 46.5 points in two games against Virginia last season.

Virginia has been exactly what you would expect so far this season, as the offense ranks a dreadful 269th in the country while the defense is the best in the nation. The only Cavaliers player to average double-digit points has been senior London Perrantes, who tallies 10.0 points per game.

Louisville is coming off a massive 73-70 victory over then sixth-ranked Kentucky. Quentin Snider had the best game of his career, as the junior scored 22 points to go along with six rebounds, five assists and two steals. The Cardinals are reliant on Snider and Donovan Mitchell offensively, as the duo have combined for more than a third of the team’s shots.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

If you were backing the Virginia Cavaliers in this one, their betting line was listed as 3-point underdogs earlier in the day at BetOnline.

Virginia Cavaliers vs Louisville Cardinals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Virginia Cavaliers will look to cover the spread vs the Louisville Cardinals on Wednesday, as the Cavaliers are 7-3 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Cardinals are 8-2 ATS. Virginia is 4-6 against the total, while Louisville is 2-8 versus the total betting line.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Louisville Cardinals at No. 5 and the Virginia Cavaliers at No. 19 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Virginia is ranked No. 213 in NCAA basketball at 35 per game. Contrast that with Louisville's No. 4 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Louisville is the No. 186-ranked team in the country at 6.67 per game, while Virginia rates No. 187 at 6.64 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Virginia got 17 points from Kyle Guy en route to a 56-52 victory over California on Wednesday at Haas Pavilion.

Louisville earned a 73-70 victory over Kentucky on Wednesday, getting 22 points from Quentin Snider at KFC Yum! Center.

Betting Trends
  • Virginia is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
  • Virginia is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
  • Virginia is 7-3 ATS in its last 10 games on the road
  • Virginia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 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 Betting Matchups

Virginia home to Florida State, Saturday, December 31st
Louisville at Indiana, Saturday, December 31st