Louisville Cardinals vs. Miami (FL) Hurricanes NCAAB Free Pick 02/03/15
Play Louisville Cardinals -4.
I’m recommending a play on Louisville minus the points on Tuesday night. I had the Cardinals over the weekend and we cashed a fortunate ticket after they fell behind 43-25 three minutes into the second half. Louisville came back to force OT and eventually cover the spread with a 10-point win. While it would be rather easy to surmise the Cards will be in for a letdown, I believe Rick Pitino will instead, refocus his squad on short notice. I have nothing but positives to say about Miami coach Jim Larranaga, but this year’s Hurricanes are hurting for big men. They have Tonye Jekiri, who grabs about 10 rpg, but that’s it on the inside. Louisville can match Jekiri’s rebounding with Montrezl Harrell who pulls down about 9 boards per night, but unlike Miami, Louisville has other “bigs” they can rely on. In fact, they have two others averaging 5+ rebounds each. The Louisville backcourt ought to be able to spread the floor on the offensive end, eventually opening things up on the interior. Defensively, Louisville is as good as it gets. They hold teams to less than 60 ppg on 37% shooting, including 29% from behind the arc. And Miami won’t get many second chance opportunities against a squad that pulls down nearly 40 rpg. Louisville enters on a 13-3 ATS run off a conference home win, averaging nearly 73 ppg, while allowing just 56 ppg. Instead of a letdown, I expect a focused Louisville effort leading to a road win and cover. I’m recommending a play on Louisville minus the points on Tuesday. Thanks & GL! Scott Spreitzer.
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