Villanova at Louisville College Basketball Betting

December 1, 2010 NCAA Basketball

College basketball betting has an ESPN televised game on Monday as #6 Villanova visits Louisville.

Look for a lot of white in the stands on Monday as Louisville is doing a "Whiteout" promotion for this big game.  Both teams come into this Big East NCAA basketball betting contest at 3-0 in the conference.

College basketball betting has Villanova at 14-1 overall while Louisville is 12-4.  Villanova has won five straight games while Louisville comes in with wins in seven of its last eight contests. The Cardinals lead the all-time series 8-6, but the teams are 3-3 against each other since Louisville joined the Big East. One key for Louisville in college basketball betting is the amount of points they score. They are 117-7 over the last 10 seasons when scoring 80 or more including 84-5 under head coach Rick Pitino. Louisville was 16-2 at home last season.

Junior guard Scottie Reynolds leads the Wildcats, averaging 17.9 points. In his last seven games, Reynolds is averaging 21.9 points per college basketball betting contest.  Villanova is 10th in the nation in points scored per game this season. Villanova does not play much defense so this should be a very high scoring contest.

The Wildcats are 4-1 in college basketball betting in their last 5 games overall. Villanova has really struggled in this series recently against Louisville, going 0-5 in college basketball betting in the last 5 meetings.  Villanova has really not played much on the road this season. They have played only three true road games and they are 1-2 against the NCAA basketball betting line.

The Cardinals are 42-13-2 in college basketball betting in their last 57 vs. the Big East. Louisville is just 3-4 against the college basketball betting odds at home this season.  The Cardinals are 22nd in the country in points scored.  Louisville has been a team that goes over the total quite a bit, especially at home. Five of their six home games have gone over in college basketball betting.

Eight of the last nine Villanova games have gone over the college basketball betting total. Four of Villanova’s last five road games have gone over in NCAA basketball betting. Five of the last six Louisville home games have gone over in college basketball betting. In this series though, the last four meetings have all gone under the total in NCAA basketball betting. 

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