Louisville Cardinals (4-0) at Wisconsin Badgers (5-1)
College Basketball: Saturday, December 19, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Kohl Center)
The Line: Wisconsin Badgers -4 -- Over/Under: 132 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Louisville Cardinals and Wisconsin Badgers meet Saturday in college basketball action at the Kohl Center.
The Louisville Cardinals look for a win to build on their 4-0 record. The Louisville Cardinals are averaging 77.8 points on 51.9 percent shooting and allowing 58 points on 36.5 percent shooting. Carlik Jones is averaging 17.3 points and seven rebounds while Dre Davis is averaging 12.5 points and four rebounds. David Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Jae'Lyn Withers is dishing one assist. The Louisville Cardinals are shooting 33.8 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Louisville Cardinals are allowing 26.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 37.8 rebounds per game.
The Wisconsin Badgers look for a statement win to build on their 5-1 record. The Wisconsin Badgers are averaging 77.7 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 59.8 points on 36.7 percent shooting. Micah Potter is averaging 12.8 points and 6.7 rebounds while D’Mitrik Trice is averaging 12 points and 3.3 rebounds. Nate Reuvers is the third double-digit scorer and Brad Davison is grabbing 2.8 rebounds. The Wisconsin Badgers are shooting 39.7 percent from beyond the arc and 75.7 percent from the free throw line. The Wisconsin Badgers are allowing 31.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 34.5 rebounds per game.
The Cardinals are 5-2-1 ATS in their last 8 Saturday games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 road games. The Badgers are 7-0 ATS in their last 7 Saturday games. The over is 15-5-1 in Badgers last 21 home games and 10-4 in Badgers last 14 overall.
The Wisconsin Badgers are a team I've been very high on all season long and even pegged as a team worthy of a national title future bet. However, the Louisville Cardinals have shot the ball well through four games and are currently a top-50 defensive team as well. Louisville may not be as good as it was a year ago, but the talent is still there and you shouldn't be eager to just throw away in the underdog role. Give me the points in what should be a competitive contest.