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College Basketball Picks: Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Louisville Cardinals

Jeff GrantContributor IMarch 4, 2013

College Basketball Picks: Cincinnati Bearcats vs. Louisville Cardinals

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    The Louisville Cardinals have failed to cover the spread in four of their last five meetings against the Cincinnati Bearcats, which can't be overlooked when making your college basketball picks Monday night, as the two teams meet at the KFC Yum! Center on ESPN.

    Sports bettors will find that the Cardinals are 10.5-point home favorites in the NCAA basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 120.5 in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this Big East Conference matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up an against-the-spread pick along the way.

Cincinnati Bearcats

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    The Cincinnati Bearcats snapped a three-game losing streak last time out, as they captured a 61-56 victory over the Connecticut Huskies as 7.5-point home favorites.

    Sports bettors will find that the Bearcats are 9-5 against the spread in March the last two-plus seasons.

Louisville Cardinals

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    The Louisville Cardinals have won five games in a row, including a 58-53 victory over the Syracuse Orange as 1.5-point road underdogs last Saturday.

    Over the last two-plus seasons, the Cardinals are 13-4-1 against the spread when playing with one or less days rest, with the UNDER going 9-8 in that situation.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Cincinnati Bearcats as one of their college basketball picks Monday night, as they've gone 16-7 against the spread in their last 23 road games.

    College Basketball Pick: Cincinnati Bearcats +10.5 


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