Planning on watching today’s Eagles and Cardinals game? Catch the action at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, KY, as the Cardinals hosts this showdown at 5:30 ET on CW. In this Atlantic Coast matchup, Boston College is favored by -4.5 vs. Louisville. The over/under for the game is 150.5 points.


The Pick: Louisville Cardinals +4.5

This game will be played at KFC Yum! Center at 5:30 ET on Saturday, March 9th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-68 in favor of the Cardinals.
  • Not only will Louisville pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 150.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Will the Eagles Make it Happen in Louisville?

With a 16-14 overall record, Boston College has been better at home this season, going 11-7 compared to 5-7 on the road. As the favorite, the Eagles are 12-3, and they come into this game off a 67-57 victory over Miami (FL).

Over their last 10 road games, Boston College has gone 4-6, and for the year, they have been outscored by an average of -2.4 points per game. For the season, the Eagles have gone 7-12 in ACC play, and they are 9-2 outside the conference.

Against the spread, Boston College has a 12-16-2 record this season. On the road, the Eagles are 4-6-2 vs. the spread. In their last 3 road games, BC is 1-2 ATS.

This season, the over/under record in Boston College games is 18-11-1. The average over/under line in their games is 145 and the average scoring total is 148.5. Today’s over/under line of 150.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games this year. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 with an average scoring total of 139 points.

In contrast to their season average of 75 points per game, the Boston College had a below average performance. They scored 67 points against Miami (FL) and had a field goal percentage of 40.7%. Offensively, the Eagles hold a season-long field goal percentage of 46%, placing them 118th in the national rankings. When it comes to three-pointers, they are ranked 74th in terms of percentage and 111st in three-pointers made.

So far, the Eagles’ defense is ranked 218th in the country at 73.5 points per contest. Boston College’s three-point defense is currently 204th in the country at 8.0 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 44.9% of their shots vs. Boston College.

Can the Cardinals Hold Strong at Home?

Despite a six-game losing streak, Louisville has been the underdog in 21 of their 30 games this season. They are 2-19 in those games, compared to 6-3 when they are favored. At home, the Cardinals are 7-12 this season, including a 2-8 mark in their last 10 games.

Most recently, Louisville fell to Virginia Tech by a score of 80-64. Over their last three games at home, the Cardinals have gone 0-3, and they are 2-3 in their last five.

As the underdog this season, Louisville has gone 9-11-1 vs. the spread. At home, the Cardinals are just 7-10-2 ATS this year. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, Louisville is 4-6 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record in Louisville games is 16-14 and today’s line of 150.5 is similar to the average over/under line of 147.7 in their games. So far, 15 of their games have finished with more points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 148 points.

The Louisville offense, in their latest game, managed to score just 64 points versus Virginia Tech. During the game, they attempted 23 three-point shots and had a field goal percentage of 45.5%. Brandon Huntley-Hatfield led the team in scoring, putting up 19 points. Additionally, Mike James contributed 16 points for the Cardinals.

Currently, the Cardinals’ defense holds the 319th rank in the nation, allowing 79.0 points per game. In their most recent game, the Louisville defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Virginia Tech knocked down 9 three-pointers on their way to 80 points.