The Big Ten-ACC Challenge continues when the Purdue Boilermakers visit the KFC Yum! Center to take on the Louisville Cardinals Wednesday. Finding an edge between the two teams, ranked 14th and 15th respectively, may be difficult, but Louisville hasfaredd well against the Big Ten in recent years with a 10-2-1 ATS record in their past 13 against the conference.
- Purdue is 10-3 ATS in their last 13 games as road underdogs.
- Louisville is 14-1 SU in their last 15 games at home against teams with winning records.
- The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Louisville’s last 17 games.
The Battle 4 Atlantis was not exactly kind to Louisville, as they needed overtime to beat Old Dominion on the back of a terrible shooting performance and lost the finals to Baylor despite holding a 22-point lead. The biggest positive coming out of that tournament was the backcourt play, as Donovan Mitchell and Quentin Snider averaged a combined 30.7 points and 7.0 assists per game.
Purdue has been carried to a 5-1 record thanks to their massive frontcourt, which features three starters over 6’7. Caleb Swanigan continues to be one of the best forwards in the country, as the sophomore has averaged 18.8 points and 12.0 rebounds per game while registering a double double in five of six games so far. It will be vital for Purdue’s guards to survive the pressure-heavy defense of Louisville, something they struggled with against Villanova earlier this season.
Opening Odds & Computer Pick
Odds makers at sportsbooks such as Bovada had set the Louisville Cardinals as -6.5-point favorites on the opening betting line for this contest. The betting line may have moved, check for updates at shops such as MyBookie.
Purdue Boilermakers vs Louisville Cardinals Matchup
Team Betting Records & Power Rankings
The 5-1 and 4-2 ATS Louisville Cardinals will face the 5-1 Purdue Boilermakers, who own a 2-2 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Louisville Cardinals are 2-4 on the OVER/UNDER so far this season while the Purdue Boilermakers are 3-1.
The Louisville Cardinals sit at No. 12 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds – Shark
, while the Purdue Boilermakers sit at No. 14 on the same chart.
Offensively, the game matches up Louisville’s No. 138 nationally ranked offense (75 points per game) against a Purdue Boilermakers defense that sits as the No. 91 at 67.17 PPG. The Louisville Cardinals have been averaging 40.92% from the field, less than the Boilermakers have managed so far this season (50.44% on average).
Recent Outings Betting Recap
NJIT was victimized for 22 points and 22 rebounds by Caleb Swanigan as the Boilermakers bested the Highlanders 79-68 in college basketball action on Saturday.
Donovan Mitchell scored 17 points in a futile effort to lead the Cardinals to a win (they lost 66-63 to Baylor at Imperial Arena at Atlantis Resort on Friday).
- Purdue is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
- Purdue is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
- Purdue is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
- Louisville is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
- Louisville is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
- The total has gone UNDER in 13 of Louisville’s last 17 games
- Louisville is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Next Betting Matchups
Purdue home to Morehead State, Saturday, December 3rd
Louisville at Grand Canyon, Saturday, December 3rd