Betting on Louisville vs Pittsburgh NCAAB Lines

Posted by Ryan Knuppel on February 24, 2016 in

There is a nice college basketball game set to be played on Wednesday out of the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Louisville Cardinals will take on the Pittsburgh Panthers. The Cardinals come into the game with a 21-6 record overall, 10-4 in conference play. The Cardinals are wrapping up their season, as they have a postseason ban. For Pittsburgh, they are seeking a big win in this game. The Panthers are 19-7 overall, and 8-6 in conference play. Pittsburgh appears to be in great shape for the NCAA tournament. Let’s preview the two teams before jumping into our college basketball odds page to bet on the game.

How To Bet Louisville vs Pittsburgh NCAAB Odds, TV & Game Info

When: Wednesday February 24th, 8:00 PM ET
Where: Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Radio: WHAS-840
Stream Option: WatchESPN
NCAAB Odds: Pittsburgh +1.5

Pittsburgh Playing Great Basketball

When these two teams met back in the middle of January, the Cardinals came away with an 18 point win at home. The Panthers are playing good basketball, as they have won two straight games. Pittsburgh beat both Wake Forest, and then a road win at Syracuse.

Pittsburgh is scoring 78.2 points per game, which is led by Michael Young. Young is scoring 16.3 points per game, and making nearly 54% of all his shots attempted. The Panthers are 7th in the nation in assists, as they are dishing out 18 per game. Pittsburgh’s last loss was to North Carolina, as they dropped three straight.

Louisville Led by Lee

Louisville has games against Miami, Georgia Tech and Virginia left on their schedule. The Cardinals are coming off back to back wins over Syracuse and Duke. Those wins came after losses to Duke and Notre Dame. The Cardinals are led in scoring by Damion Lee. The guard is scoring 16.8 points per game. Louisville as a team is scoring 77.4 points per game.

Defensively, the Cardinals rank 7th, allowing just shy of 61 per game. The Cardinals are just a single game behind North Carolina, with Miami sandwiched between for the ACC title.

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Betting Odds and Pick for Louisville vs. Pittsburgh

The Pittsburgh Panthers are really wanting to get this one, and pick up #20 on the season. It was hard to predict what Louisville would do to wrap up the season, with no postseason play in sight. The Cardinals appear to still be working hard to finish the season.

This should be a great game, with the home crowd at the Peterson Events Center in Pittsburgh being the deciding factor. In a back and forth game, look for Pittsburgh to pull away with a win.

The odds for this game show Pittsburgh as the slight -1,5 point favorite. The bet for this game is on the Pittsburgh Panthers -1 over the Louisville Cardinals.

My prediction: Pittsburgh 74 and Louisville 68.