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Louisville Cardinals vs. Pittsburgh Panthers

In College Basketball – the Louisville Cardinals will take on the Pittsburgh Panthers at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. The Louisville Cardinals start the week 13th in the nation, and hold a 16-4 record. The Cardinals are coming off a road loss to Florida State in their last game.

For the Pittsburgh Panthers, they sit with a 12-7 overall record. The Panthers have won 9 out of 11 games at home this season. Pittsburgh is struggling coming into this game, as losers of four straight games. The Louisville Cardinals are -6.5 over the Pittsburgh Panthers in this game on Tuesday.

Panthers in Major Rut

After winning 12 out of their first 15 games, the Panthers have been brutally bad as of late. The Panthers have dropped five out of their last six games, with their lone win during that time coming at home to the Virginia Cavaliers. The most recent loss for Pittsburgh was at North Carolina State.

The top scorer for the Pittsburgh Panthers has been Jamel Artis with 22 points per game. The forward is playing just shy of 35 minutes per game. The Panthers are scoring 79 points per game, while they are allowing 76.3 per game. Pittsburgh are seeking their 27th NCAA tournament appearance in school history.

Cardinals Winners of Four out of Five

The Louisville Cardinals have won four out of their last five games, but are coming off a loss to the Florida State Seminoles. Louisville’s other conference losses came to Virginia and Notre Dame. The Cardinals are tied for fifth in the Atlantic Coast Conference with Virginia Tech at 4-3.

The Cardinals are anchored offensively by guard Donovan Mitchell. He is scoring more than 13 points per game, while Quentin Snider is adding 12 per game. Louisville as a team is scoring 76 points per game, while ranking inside the Top 20 allowing just 62.8 points per game.

Cardinals Win Big

The Louisville Cardinals are going to win this game, and win it easily. The Cardinals are on the road, but Pittsburgh is in some big time slump right now. It will not be a pretty night, unless Pittsburgh can avoid turning the ball over. That’s not easy to do when taking on the pressure of the Louisville Cardinals.

The Cardinals need this win, and win it badly. The Cardinals have winnable games against North Carolina State and Boston College upcoming, which means this could be the start of a nice streak. The final bet for this game is the Louisville Cardinals -6.5 over the Pittsburgh Panthers.