South Florida Bulls versus Louisville Cardinals Pick Prediction NCAA College Basketball Odds Preview 2-17-2013

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The 20-5 Louisville Cardinals will travel in Big East conference action when they take on the 10-14 South Florida Bulls in an NCAA college basketball game on Sunday afternoon. Tip off time from South Florida is scheduled for 1PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by ESPN.

The betting odds from this college basketball game has the road team Louisville Cardinals favored by -14 ½ points with an over under line of 118 ½ points. There has been a 1 ½ point move on the Cardinals as when the odds came out it was Louisville made a -13 point favorite.

The teams met back on January 12th with Louisville posting the 64-38 home win against the Bulls as a -18 ½ point betting favorite. The total came in at under 124 points.

Louisville has a true road record of 5-3 on the year. The club is 8-4 against the Big East. On the road in conference action the team has wins at Seton Hall, Connecticut and Rutgers with losses at Villanova, Georgetown and Notre Dame in five overtimes. They win their fourth game in five tries after a 72-58 home win on Thursday to the St Johns Red Storm as a -17 ½ point betting favorite. The total came in at under 132 points. The Cardinals shot just 37.1% from the field and 3 of 12 from three but win as they held St Johns to 37.1% from the field and by shooting 23 more free throws. Louisville also grabbed six more boards and committed six less turnovers than the Red Storm. Russ Smith had 24 points and six rebounds on 5 of 13 from the field for the Cardinals. Louisville is a very good defensive team by allowing just 59.1 points a game and 39.6% shooting ranking in the top 25% of college basketball in those two areas.

The Bulls are 8-6 on the home court this year. South Florida has a conference mark of 1-11 straight up. At home in the Big East South Florida has a single win against Georgetown with losses to Syracuse, Villanova, Notre Dame, Marquette and on Wednesday coming off the 76-66 home defeat to the Providence Friars as a -1 point betting favorite. The total came in at over 120 points. South Florida blew a 36-25 first half lead by getting outscored 51-30 in the second half. The Bulls made 43.1% from the field along with 7 of 19 from the three point line. They give up 51% shooting to the Friars and Providence did much better than South Florida at the free throw line making 21 of 25 shots. Victor Rudd had 26 points and 12 rebounds on 10 of 18 from the field. The Bulls are atrocious offensively averaging 60 points a game as well as 39.5% shooting. They rank in the bottom 25% in the nation in those two important offensive areas.

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