Louisville Cardinals (4-1) at Pittsburgh Panthers (5-1)
College Basketball: Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Petersen Events Center)
The Line: Pittsburgh Panthers +1 -- Over/Under: 137.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds
The Louisville Cardinals and Pittsburgh Panthers meet Tuesday in college basketball action at the Petersen Events Center.
The Louisville Cardinals look for a win to build on their 4-1 record. The Louisville Cardinals are averaging 71.8 points on 49 percent shooting and allowing 63.4 points on 40.1 percent shooting. Carlik Jones is averaging 17.3 points and seven rebounds while David Johnson is averaging 12.2 points and 4.8 rebounds. Jae'Lyn Withers is the third double-digit scorer and Samuell Williamson is dishing 2.3 assists. The Louisville Cardinals are shooting 34.2 percent from beyond the arc and 75 percent from the free throw line. The Louisville Cardinals are allowing 34.8 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 35.2 rebounds per game.
The Pittsburgh Panthers look for a win to build on their five-game winning streak. The Pittsburgh Panthers are averaging 75 points on 44.1 percent shooting and allowing 64.7 points on 38.2 percent shooting. Justin Champagnie is averaging 17.8 points and two assists while Au'diese Toney is averaging 16.2 points and five rebounds. Xavier Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Ithiel Horton is grabbing 1.8 rebounds. The Pittsburgh Panthers are shooting 31.5 percent from beyond the arc and 63.4 percent from the free throw line. The Pittsburgh Panthers are allowing 26.6 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 40.7 rebounds per game.
The Cardinals are 18-7-2 ATS in their last 27 Tuesday games and 0-5 ATS in their last 5 road games. The Panthers are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 Tuesday games and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The over is 5-0 in Panthers last 5 Tuesday games. The favorite is 9-3 ATS in the last 12 meetings. The home team is 4-0 ATS in the last 4 meetings.
The Louisville Cardinals aren't as good as they were last season, but the offensive production is still there and they're going to be a tough out in the ACC still. The Pittsburgh Panthers are on a nice winning streak, but we know the sluggish play can continue at any moment and the offensive droughts are still there at times. With home court not mattering much these days, I'm going to back the more talented team in this near pick em. Give me Louisville.