Western Kentucky vs. Louisville - 12/20/14 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Louisville Cardinals (9-0) at Western Kentucky Hilltoppers (5-4)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 20, 2014 at 12:00 pm (EA Diddle Arena)
The Line: Western Kentucky Hilltoppers +13.5 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
TV: Fox Sports 1
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and the Louisville Cardinals face off on Saturday at E.A. Diddle Arena in college basketball action.
The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers are 5-4 this season winning four of their last five games. WKU is averaging 68.4 points and they are shooting 43.2 percent while defensively they are allowing 68.8 points and their opponents are shooting 42.3 percent. T.J. Price is averaging 17.1 points and 5.9 rebounds to lead the Hilltoppers. Chris Harrison Docks is averaging 12 points, George Fant is averaging 11.2 points and 7.1 rebounds, and Trency Jackson is averaging 9.9 points. Western Kentucky hasn’t played a ranked team this season.
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The Louisville Cardinals are 9-0 this season and are ranked number four in the nation. Louisville is averaging 77.1 points and they are shooting 44 percent from the floor while defensively they are allowing 52.9 points and their opponents are shooting 34.1 percent. Montrezl Harrell is averaging 17 points and 10.4 rebounds to lead the Cardinals. Terry Rozier is averaging 15.1 points and 5.6 rebounds, Chris Jones is averaging 12.9 points, and Wayne Blackshear is averaging 12.8 points and 6.2 rebounds. This is Louisville’s first true road game of the season.
Western Kentucky is 4-1 against the spread against a team with a winning record, 6-13 against the spread in their last 19 games, and 5-16 against the spread following a win. Louisville is 6-2 against the spread in their last eight road games, 1-4-1 against the spread in their last six non-conference games, and 3-0-1 against the spread following a game that they didn’t cover the point spread.
Louisville is a big road favorite here but honestly it doesn’t seem to be enough so going to lay the points on the road with the Cardinals.