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Louisville Cardinals vs. South Florida Bulls Pick-Odds-Prediction - 2/18/14

South Florida Bulls (12-14) at Louisville Cardinals (21-4)

College Basketball: Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 7:00 pm (KFC Yum! Center)

The Line: Louisville Cardinals -21 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds


The South Florida Bulls take the floor at the KFC Yum! Center with the Louisville Cardinals Tuesday.

It's tough to nail down South Florida at times although we know this team needs strong performances from both ends of the floor to win games and that hasn't happened often enough. The Bulls saw a chance to grab a conference win versus visiting Central Florida but the defense let them down in a 79-78 defeat Saturday. The Knights held a 51%-49% shooting edge which added up to a few more baskets to provide the winning margin. The USF offense was a two man attack with Victor Rudd and Martino Brock netting 21 points each with Rudd hauling in nine rebounds.

Louisville Cardinals vs. South Florida Bulls Pick-Odds-Prediction - 2/18/14

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I don't know if a loss to Cincinnati flipped on a switch for Louisville two weeks ago but since then the Cardinals have gone one a tear with four consecutive double digit victories that was capped off by a 102-54 demolition of Rutgers on Sunday. UL led by 19 at the half and never let up for the entire 40 minutes. The Cardinals lit up the scoreboard with 55.7% marksmanship including a torid 16-30 mark on threes while the defense limited the Scarlet Knights to 35% shooting while forcing 18 turnovers. Luke Hancock was the offensive star with a game high 25 points and six yanks with Terry Rozier and Wayne Blackshear tossed in 16 and ten points followed by five others that contributed between 7-9 points.

Another big spread but that's hardly a big surprise with the Cardinals at home and their impressive play of late. I always say I'm not a big fan of chalk but stepping in front of this train right now might not be smart...

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