College Basketball Picks - Cardinals, Huskies Prepare For Big East Showdown - Super Bowl XLV betting players still have a few days before they start some serious research leading up to the big game, so they should check out some college hoops betting action, and of course we go to the Big East, the best conference in the nation. Louisville heads to Connecticut, and both teams are coming off tough wins which will help out down the line.
Louisville UConn Betting – Saturday, 12:00 PM ET
The No.23 Cardinals (16-4, 5-2) roared back from an 11-point halftime deficit to edge West Virginia 55-54 at home on Wednesday, holding the Mountaineers to 17 points in the second half. Chris Smith had 15 points, while Peyton Siva notched 14 points for the Cardinals, who shot only 37.5% from the field, but they also held the Mountaineers to 34.5%. The Cardinals didn’t get to the line that much (10 times) and made only half of their shots, and online football betting players would even look at the injuries they’ve suffered, but Louisville is holding strong in an extremely strong conference.
The No.5 Huskies (17-2, 5-2) got a big night from freshman Jeremy Lamb in a 76-68 College Basketball Picks win at Marquette on Tuesday, as Lamb hit 24 points, making up for an average night for Kemba Walker. The nation’s third-leading scorer had just 14 points on 5-of-16 shooting, although to his credit, he added nine assists and six rebounds. Lamb picked up the scoring slack and showed that the Huskies will likely be alright if Walker decides to bolt to the NBA. The Huskies outrebounded the Golden Eagles 37-30, and held Marquette to 41.7% from the field, and we wondered how UConn would handle a bad night by Walker. This was a great test for the Huskies, and they passed with flying colors.
College basketball betting odds will likely favor the Huskies at home, where UConn has won 12 in a row. But the Huskies have lost two of their last three at home against the Cardinals, and there have been two ATS College Basketball Picks losses and a push in those games. Both of these teams like to run the floor, but the Huskies may want to go inside more than usual because of injuries to Louisville’s Rakeem Buckles and Terrence Jennings. This may be a bit difficult because the Huskies have an impressive bunch of perimeter players, led by Walker, but Alex Oriakhi may get more touches to take advantage of the Cardinals, who will have to be dead on from three-point land to keep up with the Huskies. However, we’re betting on Walker to bounce back and have a good game, and the Huskies are just really good at home. Take UConn in your online sports betting picks on Saturday.
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