Louisville Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Panthers NCAAB Betting Prediction

Louisville Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Prediction 2/17/2024

The Louisville Cardinals (8-17) travel to face off against the Pittsburgh Panthers (16-8) on Saturday, February 17th. This game will be played at Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh and televised on ACCN. Pittsburgh is coming off a win in their previous game, while Louisville is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Boston College. Tip-off is set for 6:30 ET.

Louisville Cardinals vs Pittsburgh Panthers

The Louisville Cardinals Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

After losing their last game to Boston College by a score of 89-77, Louisville’s record now stands at 8-17. The Cardinals have struggled on the road this season, going just 1-8 away from home. Over their last 10 road games, they have gone 1-9.

As an underdog this season, Louisville has gone just 2-15. For the year, they have been the underdog in 17 of their 25 games. Their average scoring margin on the road is -10.0 points per game.

Against the spread, Louisville has gone 12-11-2 this season. On the road, the Cardinals are 5-4 vs. the spread. Overall, they have an ATS record of 9-7-1 as the underdog. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Louisville has gone 7-3 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 148.5 is similar to the average over/under line of 147.2 in Louisville’s games this season. So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 165 points and their over/under record during that span is 2-1.

The Pittsburgh Panthers Are Coming Off A Win

After their 74-63 victory over Virginia, the Pittsburgh Panthers are now 16-8 on the season, including a 7-5 record in Atlantic Coast Conference play. They have won four straight games and are 9-5 at home this season.

So far, Pittsburgh has been favored in 16 of their 24 games, going 13-3 in those contests. On the year, they have an average scoring margin of +11.5 points per game at home.

As the favorite this season, Pitt has gone 11-4-1 vs. the spread. At home, they have an ATS mark of 7-6-1. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Panthers are 6-3-1 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record in Pittsburgh games is 14-9. The average scoring total in their games is 142.3 points, and today’s over/under line is at 148.5. This year, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line, and their last three games have had an average scoring total of 132 points.

Louisville Offense Breakdown

In their recent game, the Cardinals’ offense concluded with 77 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 74 points per contest. Currently leading the team in scoring is Mike James who comes into today’s matchup averaging 13.5. Brandon Huntley-Hatfield also heads into the game with a PPG average of 12.3.

Mike James (G) 13.5 5.0 1.4
Brandon Huntley-Hatfield (F) 12.3 8.7 0.9
Skyy Clark (G) 13.1 3.1 2.9

Pittsburgh Offense Breakdown

In their recent game, the Panthers’ offense concluded with 74 points, consistent with their ongoing season average of 75.2 points per contest. Offensively, the Panthers hold a season-long field goal percentage of 43%, placing them 297th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 184th in terms of percentage and 31st in three-pointers made.

Blake Hinson (F) 18.2 5.0 0.8
Carlton Carrington (G) 13.4 5.3 4.2
Ishmael Leggett (G) 12.2 5.5 2.3

Louisville Team Defense

Currently, the Cardinals’ defense holds the 305th rank in the nation, allowing 78.6 points per game. The Louisville defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 89 points and allowed Boston College to connect on 11 threes.

Pittsburgh Team Defense

This season, the Pittsburgh defense has been impressive, holding the 47th position in the country while permitting an average of 66.5 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Virginia, the Cavaliers finished with a field goal percentage of 50% and a total of 63 points vs. Pittsburgh.

Cardinals vs Panthers Trends

  • In their last ten games away from home, the Cardinals have a straight up record of 1-9 while going 5-5 vs. the spread. The team averaged 69 points per game in this stretch.
  • The Panthers are 2-0-1 ATS in their last three home games and 2-1 straight-up.
  • Looking back on the team’s last ten games as the underdog, the Cardinals have a straight up record of 2-8. Their record vs the spread in these games was 7-3.
  • In their last three games as the betting favorite, the Panthers have a strong straight up record of 3-0. In addition, their ATS record was 3-0 in these scenarios.

Cardinals vs Panthers Prediction

For a pick on the point-spread in this Panthers vs. Cardinals matchup, our bet is to grab the Cardinals at +12.5. Even though our projections have the Panthers winning 74-69, we see the Cardinals as the play on the point-spread.

Regarding the over/under, the current line is set at 148.5, and our model predicts the Cardinals and Panthers to score a combined 143 points. We recommend betting on the under.

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