15* Big East GAME OF THE NIGHT on Villanova +11.5
Louisville vs. Villanova,
01/22/2013 20:00 EDT,
Score: 64 - 73
Point Spread: +11½/-108 Villanova
The Villanova Wildcats are showing solid value as a double-digit home underdog tonight. This line is an overreaction from Louisville's home loss to Syracuse Saturday as the books expect the betting public to believe that the Cardinals will bounce back.
However, I look at it differently, feeling that the Cardinals are more likely to suffer a hangover from that heartbreaking 68-70 home loss to the Orange. It will be hard for these players to get up for Villanova after playing such a high-profile game over the weekend against Syracuse.
Meanwhile, Villanova is the team that has every reason to be motivated for a victory tonight. The Wildcats are looking to put an end to a 3-game losing streak heading in. They'll have no problem getting up to face Louisville tonight.
The home team has won six of the last eight meetings in this series. The two road wins came by 1 and 8 points. Rick Pitino is 6-16 ATS off an upset loss as a home favorite as the coach of Louisville. Take Villanova Tuesday.