Louisville Cardinals (10-6) vs. Pittsburgh Panthers (6-10)
January 15, 2022 4:00 pm EDT
The Line: Pittsburgh Panthers +4 / Louisville Cardinals -4; Over/Under: -131.5
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The Louisville Cardinals and the Pitt Panthers meet in college basketball action from the Petersen Events Center on Saturday.
The Louisville Cardinals will look to bounce back from a 79-63 loss to NC State in their last game. Noah Locke leads the Cardinals in scoring with 10.9 PPG while Malik Williams has 10.1 PPG with a team-high 8.5 RPG as well to lead the Cardinals on the glass and make up the pair of double-digit scorers for Louisville so far this season. Jarrod West also has a team-high 3.5 APG as well on the year. As a team, Louisville is averaging 70.4 PPG on 42.5% shooting from the field, 31.7% from three and 69.5% from the foul line while allowing 68 PPG on 40.6% shooting from the field and 32% from three this season.
The Pitt Panthers will look to rebound from a 77-61 loss to Syracuse last time out. John Hugley leads the Panthers in scoring and rebounding with 15.2 PPG and 8.2 RPG while Jamarius Burton has 12.5 PPG and Femi Odukale has 11 PPG with 3.7 RPG and a team-high 3.3 APG to lead the Panthers in assists and to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Pitt up to this point in the season. As a team, Pitt is averaging 62.3 PPG on 41.2% shooting from the field, 31% from three and 67.9% from the foul line while allowing 65.7 PPG on 41.9% shooting from the field and 34.4% from three this season.
Louisville is 0-5-1 ATS in their last 6 games overall and 0-3-1 ATS in their last 4 games following an ATS loss while the under is 4-1 in their last 5 games following a double-digit loss at home. Pitt is 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games following a loss and 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games against a team with a winning record while the under is 5-1 in their last 6 games following an ATS loss.
This isn’t a game I’m rushing to the window to bet if I’m being honest, but I’m leaning towards Pittsburgh and the points in this one. Louisville hasn’t looked all that great in their last couple of games and Pitt, while they haven’t been great themselves, have done their best work at home and have played close games in most spots if they didn’t win the games outright. I’ll take my chances with Pitt and the points here.