Get ready for an ACC battle as the Virginia Cavaliers and the Louisville Cardinals will face off at 7 p.m. ET on Monday at John Paul Jones Arena. Both teams are 11-8; Virginia is 6-4 at home, while Louisville is 2-4 on the road. Both teams are coming off losses on Saturday.
The Cavaliers are favored by five points in the latest Virginia vs. Louisville odds from Caesars Sportsbook, while the over-under is set at 123.5. Before entering any Louisville vs. Virginia picks, you’ll want to see the college basketball predictions from the model at SportsLine.
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- Virginia vs. Louisville spread: Virginia -5
- Virginia vs. Louisville over-under: 124 points
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What you need to know about Virginia
Virginia is coming off one of its worst defensive performances of the season, allowing North Carolina State to shoot 60 percent from the floor in a 77-63 loss. The Cavaliers have been inconsistent of late, following six of their last seven wins with losses in the following game. They are returning home for the first time in nine days.
Senior forward Jayden Gardner leads Virginia with 13.9 points and 6.8 rebounds per game, while junior guard Armaan Franklin is scoring 12.3 points. The Cavaliers have won their last six home games against Louisville, including a 57-54 win in the most recent meeting at John Paul Jones Arena. They have also won 12 of their last 16 games played in the month of January.
What you need to know about Louisville
Louisville has now lost four of its last five games following an 82-70 loss to Notre Dame over the weekend. The Cardinals got off to a strong start this season, winning the Bahamas Championship and starting 4-0 in the ACC. They have struggled since that point.
The Cardinals allowed Notre Dame to shoot 63.3 percent from the floor on Saturday. Former Florida guard Noah Locke leads Louisville with 10.5 points per game. Senior forward Malik Williams is scoring 10.0 points and is pulling down a team-high 8.6 rebounds per contest.
How to make Louisville vs. Virginia picks
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