Louisville vs. Virginia - 3/7/15 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Virginia Cavaliers (28-1) at Louisville Cardinals (23-7)
College Basketball: Saturday, March 7, 2015 at 6:30 pm (KFC Yum! Center)
The Line: Louisville Cardinals +2 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Virginia Cavaliers and Louisville Cardinals meet Saturday at the KFC Yum! Center.
The Virginia Cavaliers look to extend their nine-game winning streak. On the season, Virginia is averaging 65.8 points on 46.3 percent shooting and is allowing 50 points on 35.5 percent shooting. Malcolm Brogdon is averaging 13.6 points and 2.6 assists while Anthony Gill is averaging 11.7 points and 6.8 rebounds. Darion Atkins is grabbing 5.9 rebounds and London Perrantes is dishing 4.7 assists. The Virginia Cavaliers have four players averaging at least 7.3 points, and they’re shooting 72 percent from the line and 36 percent from deep. Defensively, Virginia is allowing 30.2 percent shooting from beyond the arc and has given up 60 or less points in eight straight games.
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The Louisville Cardinals need a win after splitting their last eight games. On the season, Louisville is averaging 69.9 points on 43 percent shooting and is allowing 59.3 points on 38.5 percent shooting. Terry Rozier is averaging 17.2 points and 2.8 assists while Montrezl Harrell is averaging 15.6 points and 9.3 rebounds. Wayne Blackshear is the third double-digit scorer and Chinanu Onuaku is grabbing five rebounds. The Louisville Cardinals have three double-digit scorers, and they’re shooting 66 percent from the line and 30.7 percent from deep. Defensively, Louisville is allowing 28.5 percent shooting from deep and has given up 59 or less points in six of its last 10 games.
The Cavaliers are 16-5-1 ATS in their last 22 road games and 33-16-2 ATS in their last 51 games overall. The Cardinals are 3-12-2 ATS in their last 17 home games and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games overall.
Lousiville just isn't consistent on the offensive end to hang with the Cavs. Give me te far better team in Virginia with high confidence.