Robert Morris Colonials at Louisville Cardinals Betting Prediction 12/21/18

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A seven-game home winning streak hangs in the balance for the Louisville Cardinals (8-3) when they clash with the Robert Morris Colonials (4-7) at KFC Yum! Center. The game can be seen on ACC Network at 7 p.m. ET on Friday, December 21, 2018.

Robert Morris Colonials at Louisville Cardinals Betting Odds

In their last game, the Cardinals were victorious over the Nicholls Colonels, 85-72, while the Colonials were blown out by the USC Trojans, 83-62.

The Cardinals had a much better free throw rate (1.050 vs. 0.190) and had a better effective field goal percentage (0.537 vs. 0.476). Robert Morris, meanwhile, had a much better turnover percentage (12.8 vs. 18.1). Louisville received a boost from Steven Enoch, who had 15 points and eight rebounds. Koby Thomas was a key piece for Robert Morris with 16 points and 10 rebounds.

Jordan Nwora has taken his game to another level recently for Louisville, averaging 0 points over the last five games.

The prolific offense of Louisville (39th in the nation with an offensive efficiency of 114.6) will clash against the mid-tier defense of Robert Morris (172nd in the country with a defensive efficiency of 101.6). The Cardinals figure to have the edge on that end of the court.

Robert Morris Colonials vs. Louisville Cardinals Pick

Pick: SU Winner – Louisville, O/U – Under

Betting Notes:

  • Robert Morris ranks 50th in steals per game (7.5) while Louisville ranks 159th (5.4).
  • The Cardinals rank 84th in blocks per game (3.5) while the Colonials rank 98th in blocks allowed per game (2.7).
  • The Cardinals rank 81st in rebounds per game (38.0) while the Colonials rank 186th in rebounds allowed per game (36.5).
  • Robert Morris ranks 44th in three pointers allowed per game (20.2) while Louisville ranks 79th (20.8).

Bettings Trends:

  • During their last five games, the Cardinals have scored an average of 86.0 points per game (5.1 above their season average) and allowed an average of 74.6 points per game (5.2 above their season average).
  • The Colonials have outscored opponents by an average of 6.0 points in their last five games. For the season, Robert Morris has lost by an average of 2.6 points.