The top-ranked Louisville Cardinals (7-0) and their outstanding offense welcome the fourth-ranked Michigan Wolverines (7-0) and their superb defense. The game starts at 7:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, and will air on ESPN.
Michigan Wolverines at Louisville Cardinals ATS Odds
Both teams were victorious in their last game. The Cardinals beat the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 71-54, while the Wolverines won big over the eighth-ranked Gonzaga Bulldogs 82-64.
The Wolverines held the Bulldogs to an effective field goal percentage of 0.446 (below their season average of 0.580) and had a turnover percentage of 14.4 (better than their season average of 18.2). The Cardinals, meanwhile, had an extraordinary offensive rebounding percentage of 41.4 (above their season average of 32.8) and had a free throw rate of 0.346 (above their season average of 0.238). Jordan Nwora played a pivotal role for Louisville with 25 points and five rebounds. Michigan rallied around Jon Teske, who recorded 19 points and 15 rebounds.
This battle pits one of the NCAA’s top offenses against one of its elite defenses. Louisville ranks 42nd in offensive efficiency and Michigan is seventh in defensive efficiency dating back to the 2018-19 season. Also, the Wolverines rank fifth in turnover percentage (15.0 percent), while the Cardinals rank 333rd in opponents’ turnover percentage (16.2 percent).
Michigan Wolverines at Louisville Cardinals Betting Pick
College Basketball Prediction: SU Winner – Michigan, ATS Winner – Michigan, O/U – Under
Betting Notes (2018-Present):
- Michigan ranks third in three pointers allowed per game (16.8) while Louisville ranks 179th (22.4).
- The Wolverines average 4.3 blocks per game, which ranks 58th in the country. The Cardinals rank 116th in blocks allowed per game (3.2).
- Michigan is 12th in the NCAA with 10.1 assists allowed per game while Louisville is 43rd with 11.1 assists allowed per game.
- The Cardinals rank 40th in rebounds per game (38.4) while the Wolverines rank 168th (35.4).
- Michigan ranks 200th in steals per game (6.0) while Louisville ranks 298th (4.5).