Louisville Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Panthers - 1/14/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Pittsburgh Panthers (14-1) at Louisville Cardinals (13-3)
College Basketball: Thursday, January 14, 2016 at 9:00 pm (KFC Yum! Center)
The Line: Louisville Cardinals -7 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The 21st ranked Louisville Cardinals will take on the 20th ranked Pittsburgh Panthers.
Louisville comes into this game with a 13-3 record. Louisville is coming off of a 66-62 loss to the Clemson Tigers. Through 16 games this season the leading scorer for the Cardinals has been Damion Lee who is averaging 16.6 points per game with 3.8 rebounds. Try Lewis is second on the team with 13.4 points per game and 3.8 rebounds. The Louisville Cardinals will try to bounce back with a win against Pittsburgh.
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The Pittsburgh Panthers come into this game with a 14-1 record and are currently 1st in the ACC. The Panthers have won their last 10 games and will try to add another big win with a victory against Louisville. Through 15 games this season the leading scorer for the Panthers has been Michael Young who is averaging 17.5 points per game and 6.8 rebounds. Jamel Artis is second on the team scoring 16.0 points per game and 4.5 rebounds.
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 5-13-1 against the spread in their last 19 road games. The Panthers are 2-6 against the spread in their last 8 games vs. ACC opponents. The Louisville Cardinals are 0-5 against the spread in their last 5 games overall. The Cardinals are 1-5 against the spread in their last 6 Thursday games.
The Pittsburgh Panthers have been overlooked this whole year and have not been given the credit they deserve by the line-makers. 7 points is way to much for a team that has only lost 1 game. Louisville is a great team and even better at home but i think Pittsburgh can keep this within 7 points.