Louisville Cardinals Vs Virginia Cavaliers Odds & Expert PickJosh Bailey
The Louisville Cardinals (23-7, 12-5 ACC) battle the Virginia Cavaliers (23-6, 12-5 ACC) on Saturday, March 5 in what amounts to Louisville’s final game of the season. The battle takes place at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Virginia. Tip-off is at 8:30 pm ET.
The Louisville Cardinals have won 4 out of its last 5 games. The Cardinals go into this matchup off of a 56 to 53 win over Georgia Tech on March 1. Virginia has won 8 out of their last 10 games. The Cavaliers are 4 and 2 straight up in their last 6.
A Closer Look at How To Bet the Louisville Cardinals Vs Virginia Cavaliers College Basketball Odds
Virginia is 7 and 5 against the spread in home games this season. Overall, Virginia is 14 and 13 ATS on the season. Louisville has gone 12-13-1 ATS overall this season. The Cardinals are a terrible 2 and 8 ATS in road games.
What: Louisville Cardinals Vs Virginia Cavaliers
When: Saturday, March 5, 2016
Start Time: 8:30 PM ET
Where: Charlottesville, Virginia
Stadium: John Paul Jones Arena
Spread: Virginia -5.5
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Louisville vs Virginia
Bet The No. 11 Louisville Cardinals Because…
Since Louisville has in place a self-imposed post-season ban, the Cardinals essentially have one game remaining. It’s this Saturday’s matchup with Virginia. This is Louisville’s National Championship Game for the season. The Cardinals will want to go out on a winning note. Knocking Virginia from a Top 4 seed in the Big Dance could be a way for Rick Pitino’s squad to end the season in a positive way. College hoops handicappers should expect Louisville to play with quite a bit of gusto on March 5.
Bet The No. 4 Virginia Cavaliers Because…
Virginia trounced Louisville in a huge 63 to 47 road win earlier this season. Why should anything have changed? In that game on January 30, the famous Virginia defense was in full force. Virginia held Louisville to 47 points by holding the Cardinals to a ridiculously bad 32.7% from the field. Louisville went 16 out of 49 form the field. If anything, Virginia’s defense is going to be tougher for the Cardinals to break down on March 5 because Virginia takes on Louisville at home.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
The Cavaliers are gearing up for the NCAA Tournament. They have won 3 out of their last 4 including beating North Carolina 79 to 74 on Feb. 27. Virginia has not only won 3 out of their last 4 straight up, but the Cavaliers have gone 6 and 1 ATS in their last 7.
The Cavaliers last 2 losses were both road games that they had a chance to win. They lost 62 to 63 to Duke on Feb. 13. They lost 61 to 64 to Miami on Feb. 22. Virginia’s defense is too good for Louisville to break down. Virginia should easily handle the Cardinals on March 5.