The Indiana Hoosiers and Louisville Cardinals meet Monday in college basketball action at Madison Square Garden. Let’s preview this game and give out a pick and prediction.
Indiana Hoosiers Betting Preview
The Indiana Hoosiers look to build on their 3-1 record. The Indiana Hoosiers lost to UConn by 20 points on Sunday. The Indiana Hoosiers are averaging 71.8 points on 50.5 percent shooting and allowing 71 points on 40.9 percent shooting. Kel'el Ware is averaging 18.3 points and 10 rebounds, while Malik Reneau is averaging 15 points and 4 assists. Xavier Johnson is the third double-digit scorer and Trey Galloway is grabbing 1.7 rebounds. The Indiana Hoosiers are shooting 26.4 percent from beyond the arc and 68.8 percent from the free throw line. The Indiana Hoosiers are allowing 36.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 27.3 rebounds per game.
Louisville Cardinals Betting Preview
The Louisville Cardinals look to get a game above a .500 record. The Louisville Cardinals lost on Sunday to Texas on a last second shot. The Louisville Cardinals are averaging 76.5 points on 42.9 percent shooting and allowing 74 points on 42.9 percent shooting. Mike James is averaging 18 points and 6 rebounds, while Tre White is averaging 12.7 points and 9 rebounds. Skyy Clark is the third double-digit scorer and JJ Traynor is grabbing 2.3 rebounds. The Louisville Cardinals are shooting 30.4 percent from beyond the arc and 72.1 percent from the free throw line. The Louisville Cardinals are allowing 33.7 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 39.8 rebounds per game.
The Indiana Hoosiers didn't look good last night against UConn, but it's UConn, the defending champs and a title contender this year as well. The Louisville Cardinals can't be in a great mood after that loss to Texas, not only because they lost, but they also got hosed by the refs in some spots. I could see a disappointed Louisville team take the court and let that result turn into another bad one. Indiana is the more talented team as well, no matter how you slice it. Give me the Hoosiers and whatever the line is.