Louisville vs. Pittsburgh - 2/11/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Panthers (16-8) at Louisville Cardinals (19-4)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at 8:00 pm (KFC Yum! Center)
The Line: Louisville Cardinals -13.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Pittsburgh Panthers and Louisville Cardinals meet Wednesday night at the KFC Yum! Center.
The Pittsburgh Panthers have won five of their last eight games and look for their second ranked win. On the season, Pitt is averaging 68 points on 44.5 percent shooting and is allowing 64.9 points on 44.3 percent shooting. Michael Young is averaging 13.2 points and eight rebounds while Jamel Artis is averaging 12.8 points and 2.1 assists. James Robinson is the third double-digit scorer and Chris Jones is dishing two assists. The Pittsburgh Panthers have five players averaging at least seven points, and they’re shooting 70.3 percent from the line and 33.2 percent from deep. Defensively, Pittsburgh is allowing 34.4 percent shooting from deep and has given up 70 or more points in five of its last six games. Cameron Wright is doubtful with an ankle injury.
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The Louisville Cardinals hope to keep things rolling with wins in five of their last seven games. On the season, Louisville is averaging 72 points on 43.6 percent shooting and is allowing 58.5 points on 37.3 percent shooting. Terry Rozier is averaging 18.3 points and 2.5 assists while Montrezl Harrell is averaging 15.2 points and nine rebounds. Chris Jones is dishing 3.8 assists and Wayne Blackshear is shooting 38 percent from the field. The Louisville Cardinals have four double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 66.6 percent from the line and 30.4 percent from beyond the arc. Defensively, Louisville is allowing 29 percent shooting from deep and has given up 63 or less points in four of its last seven games.
The Panthers are 0-4-1 ATS in their last 5 road games and 3-9-1 ATS in their last 13 games overall. The Cardinals are 1-6-1 ATS in their last 8 home games and 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall. The Panthers are 5-2 ATS in the last 7 meetings in Louisville and the road team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
This has the looks of an ugly, dogfight type of game. Lousiville doesn't have the offense to blow teams out, and Pittsburgh usually plays up to its comp. The Cards will win but this should be a lot closer than expected.