Appalachian State at Louisville College Basketball Betting

December 1, 2010 NCAA Basketball

College basketball betting favors Louisville as they face Appalachian State on Monday.

Louisville will be playing their third game in as many days as they face Appalachian State in the Hall of Fame Showcase.  The Cardinals are 19-point favorites in NCAA basketball betting.

College basketball betting saw Louisville win 90-81 over Morgan State on Sunday as Samardo Samuels scored 23 points.  Louisville is looking for only their second 4-0 start in the last 14 years.  It is hard to know how good Louisville is in college basketball betting since they haven’t played anyone of consequence yet.  The Cardinals routed Arkansas but that is the same team that Appalachian State nearly beat before falling in overtime.

Appalachian State comes into the game at 2-2 including an overtime loss at Arkansas. They finished third last season in the Southern Conference but had an overall losing record. This will be the first meeting between Louisville and Appalachian State in college basketball betting. The Cardinals are 7-0 all-time against current members of the Southern Conference. Louisville last played a member of the conference in college basketball betting in 2005 when they beat College of Charleston.

Appalachian State was led in their last game by Donald Sims who had 17 points. Kellen Brand and Josh Hunter also scored in double digits. Louisville in their last game was led by Samuels while Edgar Sosa and Preston Knowles also scored in double figures.

College basketball betting trends have Appalachian State at 3-1-2 ATS in their last 6 games overall. The Mountaineers are 2-5 in college basketball betting in their last 7 Monday games. The Mountaineers are 1-3-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games. The Mountaineers are 1-3-2 in college basketball betting in their last 6 road games.

The Cardinals are 6-2-1 in NCAA basketball betting in their last 9 Monday games. The Cardinals are 18-8 vs. the college basketball betting number in their last 26 games overall. The Cardinals are 3-9 vs. the NCAA basketball betting odds in their last 12 non-conference games.  Oftentimes the Cardinals are laying big points based on their reputation and that is a problem in non-conference games.

Many of Appalachian State’s games go over in college basketball betting. 12 of their last 15 overall have gone over the NCAA basketball betting total.  Seven of their last nine road games have gone over in college basketball betting.

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