The Bryant Bulldogs (1-9), who are currently riding a five-game losing streak, will attempt to get back in the win column when they visit KFC Yum! Center to square off with the Louisville Cardinals (6-2). Tip-off is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET on Monday, December 11, 2017, and it can be seen on ESPNU.
Bryant Bulldogs at Louisville Cardinals Odds Preview
The Bulldogs got blown out by the Memphis Tigers in their last outing, 90-72. Bryant’s Ikenna Ndugba put together a solid performance, leading the team in scoring with 17 points on 6-for-16 shooting. Memphis had a better free throw rate (0.153 vs. 0.103). Bryant, on the other hand, had a better turnover percentage (15.1 vs. 19.4).
In the Cardinals last matchup, they beat the Indiana Hoosiers, 71-62. Louisville was lifted by Raymond Spalding, who had 10 points, 14 rebounds and five blocks. The Cardinals forced 15 turnovers and held the Hoosiers to an effective field goal percentage of 0.445 (below their season average of 0.534).
Looking at effective field goal percentage, Louisville figures to have a significant advantage. Since last season, the Cardinals defense ranks 23rd in effective field goal percentage allowed (0.451), while the Bryant offense ranks 261st in effective field goal percentage (0.491).
Louisville is 6-2 SU, but they have a hard time covering the spread (2-4-1 ATS). Of the Cardinals seven games that accepted bets, four have finished under the projected point total.
Ndugba has taken his game to another level over the last five games for Bryant, averaging 16.2 points, 4.8 assists and 2.6 steals per game.
Bryant Bulldogs vs. Louisville Cardinals Betting Prediction
Predictions: SU Winner – Louisville, ATS Winner – Louisville, O/U – Over
Betting Notes (2016-Present):
- The Cardinals rank 45th in steals allowed per game (5.3) while the Bulldogs rank 117th (6.3).
- Louisville ranks 32nd in rebounds per game (39.8) while Bryant ranks 223rd in rebounds allowed per game (37.9).
- The Cardinals rank 10th in blocks per game (5.9) while the Bulldogs rank 182nd (2.2).
- Louisville ranks 13th in assists allowed per game (10.6) while Bryant ranks 162nd (14.3).