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Miami (FL) vs Louisville Pick & Preview: Sunday, December 4th Betting Odds

Hurricanes vs Cardinals Matchup at a Glance

  • Sport: NCAAB
  • Teams: Miami (FL) Hurricanes at Louisville Cardinals
  • Where: Louisville at KFC Yum! Center
  • Date: Sunday, December 4th
  • Betting Odds: Miami (FL) -11, MIA -578 | LOU +412 O/U 136.0

Hurricanes Preview:

The Miami (FL) Hurricanes will be looking to pick up their 9th win of the season and are in the middle of a 3 game win streak. On the road, the Hurricanes will be playing their 1st game of the season, having gone 1-0. This season, Miami (FL) has been favored to win in 7 games, sitting with a mark of 7-0. For today’s contest, Miami (FL) have a betting line set -11 points in their favor.

Norchad Omier comes into today’s game as the Hurricanes’ leading scorer at 13.88 points per contest. Not only has Omier been key to the team’s scoring efforts, but he is Miami (FL)’s top rebounder at 10.38 boards per contest. Behind Omier, the team has benefited from the strong play of Jordan Miller who is second on the team in scoring at 13.75 points per game. Overall, he has hit 51.2% of his shots and is adding 6.5 boards per game.

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On offense, Miami (FL) is scoring a rate similar to the NCAA average at 74.8 points per game. This figure has come despite struggling to knock down shots from outside. Through 8 games, they have only hit 35.0% of their 3-point field goal attempts. For the season, 36.2% of their shots have come from beyond the arc.

Cardinals Preview:

Louisville heads into this matchup having played 7 games and have an overall record sitting at 0-7. Currently, the Cardinals have been the home team 5 times, sitting with a record of 0-5. So far, the Cardinals have been the underdog 4 times, going 0-4 straight up. Heading into today’s contest, they are the +11 underdogs on the spread.

Louisville will be counting on another strong performance from the team’s leading scorer El Ellis who is averaging 16.86 points per game for the Cardinals. Ellis is also important to the team’s ability to score on the perimeter. So far, he leads the team in 3-point shots made. Also key to the Cardinals’ offensive gameplan is the play of Brandon Huntley-Hatfield who has hit 45.5% of his field goal attempts on his way to averaging 8.29 points per game.

Offensive production has been hard to come by for Louisville this season, as they are currently ranked 318th in college basketball at 67.3 points per game. A major reason for low scoring totals is the fact that that have played at a below average pace, and have struggled to knock down outside shots. As a team, the Cardinals’ 3-point shooting percentage sits at just 30.9%, placing them 420th in the NCAA.

Free Spread Prediction: Louisville Cardinals +11

When looking at the betting lines for this showdown between the Miami (FL) Hurricanes and Louisville Cardinals, our analysis likes the value of taking Louisville to put up a fight as the 11 point underdogs. Pace of play should be a big factor in this matchup, as both sides prefer to grind the clock and make their opponents defend. With this game likely featuring a limited number of possessions, there will be less opportunity for Miami (FL) to pull away and cover the spread as -11 point favorites. Although Louisville is just 1-4 over their last 5 games as the underdog, for today’s game, we will be locking in the Cardinals at +11.

 


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