Planning on watching today’s Cardinals and Panthers game? Catch the action at Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, PA, as the Panthers hosts this showdown at 6:30 ET on ACCN. The odds for this Atlantic Coast conference game currently have Pittsburgh as the -12 point favorite with the over/under line sitting at 148.5 points.

LOUISVILLE CARDINALS VS PITTSBURGH PANTHERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Louisville Cardinals +12

This game will be played at Petersen Events Center at 6:30 ET on Saturday, February 17th.

WHY BET THE LOUISVILLE CARDINALS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-69 in favor of the Panthers.
  • Even though we have Pittsburgh winning straight-up, we like Louisville at +12.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 148.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Is A Road Victory Likely for Underdog Louisville?

Coming into today’s game, Louisville is 8-17 overall and 3-11 in Atlantic Coast Conference play. On the road, the Cardinals are just 1-8, and their average margin of defeat is -10.0 points per game.

As the underdog, Louisville has gone just 2-15 this season. In their last game, the Cardinals lost to Boston College by a score of 89-77. Over their last 10 games on the road, Louisville has gone just 1-9.

Against the spread, Louisville has gone 12-11-2 this season. As the underdog, the Cardinals are 9-7-1. On the road, Louisville is 5-4 vs. the spread and their last 10 games as the underdog, they are 7-3.

Today’s over/under line of 148.5 is lower than the average over/under line in Louisville’s games this season (147.2). So far, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1.

Coming off their recent game, the Louisville offense tallied 77 points in a matchup against Boston College. Their field goal percentage for the game was 46.9%, and they made 5 threes. Brandon Huntley-Hatfield led the scoring for the Cardinals, contributing 21 points. Additionally, Tre White chipped in with 21 points.

Looking at the Louisville defense, they will be looking for a better performance considering they are currently conceding 78.6 points per game (306th). In their most recent game, the Louisville defense struggled to defend the three-point line, as Boston College knocked down 11 three-pointers on their way to 89 points.

Will Pittsburgh Secure A Victory as Home Favorites?

At home this season, Pittsburgh has gone 9-5, and they have won their last two games at home. Their average scoring margin at home is +11.5 points per game, and they have gone 13-3 when favored.

Overall, the Panthers are 16-8, and they have won four games in a row. In their most recent game, they defeated Virginia by a score of 74-63.

When looking at Pittsburgh’s ATS record this season, they are 14-7-2. At home, their ATS mark sits at 7-6-1. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Panthers have gone 6-3-1 vs the spread.

On the season, the over/under record for Pittsburgh games is 14-9, and today’s over/under line of 148.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (145). So far, 12 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 132 points, and their OU record over their last 10 games is 5-4.

The Pittsburgh offense is coming off a game in which they scored 74 points vs. Virginia. Overall their field goal percentage was 44.8% while connecting on 14 threes. The team’s top scorer is Blake Hinson, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 18.2, while Carlton Carrington also carries a PPG average of 13.4 into the game.

Coming into today’s game, the Pittsburgh defense is giving up an average of 66.5 points per contest. Against Virginia in their most recent game, the Pittsburgh defense gave up a total of 63 points while allowing Virginia to hit 50% of their shots.