Louisville vs Indiana Preview, Prediction, and Free Pick 12-8-18

Louisville Cardinals (5-2) vs Indiana Hoosiers (7-2)

Date : 12/08/2018
Time : 2:30PM
Location : Assembly Hall

Pick, Prediction, & Preview:

Louisville Cardinals vs Indiana Hoosiers

The Louisville Cardinals travel to Hoosier country on Saturday afternoon to take on Indiana at Assembly Hall where the ACC meets the Big Ten. That last time these two rivals clashed in 2017, the Cardinals were victorious winning the game 71-62 on their home court. Deng Adel scored 16 points for the Cardinals including a key jumper with 41 seconds remaining to secure the win. These two teams have played a total of 14 games dating back to the 1949-50 season with Lousiville leading the series 8-6 and winning the last four in a row. Indiana is looking to snap that streak and move to 8-2 on the season.

Louisville Cardinals's Latest Performance :

The Louisville Cardinals are having a solid season even after dropping a couple of games back-to-back earlier on the schedule. Their last two games were wins against solid teams in #9 Michigan State and Seton Hall who they defeated  70-65 on Saturday. The resilient Cardinals overcame a second-half nine-point deficit with some tight defense that saw Seton Hall shoot 2 for 21 in the final seven minutes of the game. Louisville eventually went on a nine-point run of their own with Christen Cunningham scoring five of those to put the Cardinals ahead for good.

Indiana Hoosiers's Latest Performance :

The Indiana Hoosiers improved to 2-0 in conference play this week with a 64-62 win over division rival Penn State. It took some tough defense to help overcome some first-half offensive woes shooting 1-11 to start the game. Freshman Romeo Langford provided the offensive spark needed to keep them in the first half by scoring 15 of the teams 34 points. With Penn State grabbing 20 of the games first 32 rebounds, the Hoosiers were going to need to step it up in the second half to remain competitive with Juwan Morgan in foul trouble.

They did just that with better rebounding and all around team defense. They were able to run some clock after slowing Penn State’s transition offense and win the game.


How Louisville Cardinals & Indiana Hoosiers Matchup.

Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:

Lousiville is 4-2-1 ATS overall

Louisville is 2-1-1 ATS at home and 1-0 ATS away

Indiana is 3-5 ATS overall

Indiana is 2-3 ATS at home and 1-2 ATS away

In-Depth Analysis of each team:

These two teams match-up well. Both teams are on a two-game win streak with Lousiville averaging 83 points per game and Indiana averaging a little over 78 points per game. On the defensive side of the ball, Louisville is averaging 74 points against while Indiana is averaging just under 65 points per game against them. The fact that Louisville has won the last four makes this match-up a little more intriguing. Streaks are always meant to be broken.

Betting trends for Louisville Cardinals:

  • Indiana is 4-2 after a win

  • Indiana is 1-1 as underdog

  • Indiana is 5-2 in non-conference games

Betting trends for Indiana Hoosiers:

  • Lousiville is 5-0 as home team

  • Louisville is 4-0 as home favorite

  • Louisville is 6-2 in non-conference games


A prolific television producer/writer and general sports enthusiast, Bryan has produced and written for several TV shows over the years. He attended the University of Missouri and has been involved in competitive sports his entire life.