Louisville Cardinals vs. Southern Methodist Mustangs Pick-Odds-Prediction - 1/12/14
Southern Methodist Mustangs (11-3) at Louisville Cardinals (13-3)
College Basketball: Sunday, January 12, 2014 at 1:00 pm (KFC Yum! Center)
The Line: Louisville Cardinals -14 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Southern Methodist Mustangs travel to the KFC Yum! Center to face the #12 Louisville Cardinals.
I know Soutthern Methodist's early season schedule wasn't the toughest in the world but from what I've seen from this team they appear to be pretty good. A loss to a good Cincinnati squad followed by a 74-65 decision over Connecticut says as much. The offense did it's job by holding the Huskies to under 37% while SMU fired away at 47% to win it. Nic Moore paced the scoring with a game high 20 points and six helpers followed by Nick Russell and his 14 point, seven rebound effort while Markus Kennedy added ten points and eight rebounds. The Mustangs used a nine man rotation with each scoring.
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Louisville has the best combination of scoring and defense in the AAC and the entire country as well although this team will be tested with suspended Chane Behanan providing valuable production. The Cardinals tasted their first conference defeat by a 73-67 count to visiting Memphis with UL allowing an uncharacteristic 51% shooting. With the Cardinals responding with 39% from the floor the difference in shooting decided the winner. Luke Hancock carried the offense with 20 points, five boards and five helpers with Russ Smith right on his heels with 19 points and five yanks while Montrezl Harrell tossed in 14 points and hauled in eleven rebounds.
It almost seems Louisville is going to unleash a severe beating on somebody and it could be here. I just think this is enough points for Southern Methodist to cover or so I hope...