Bellarmine vs Louisville Prediction, Odds & Best Bet for Nov. 9 (Back the Cardinals to Defend Home Court)

Larry Rupp
Bellarmine vs Louisville prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game.
Bellarmine vs Louisville prediction, odds and betting insights for NCAA college basketball regular season game. / AP Photos/John Minchillo

Bellarmine vs Louisville Game Info

2022-23 NCAA College Basketball Regular Season Game
Bellarmine Knights (0-0, 0-0 Away) vs. Louisville Cardinals (0-0, 0-0 Home)
Date: Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2022
Time: 9:00 p.m. ET
Venue: KFC Yum! Center — Louisville, KY
Coverage: ACC Network

The 2022-23 NCAA college basketball season is finally here. The action continues on Wednesday, Nov. 9 with another slate of intriguing matchups, including a 8:00 p.m. ET showdown between the Bellarmine Knights and Louisville Cardinals.

Bellarmine will be looking to build off a 2021-22 season in which it posted a 20-13 record and won the ASUN Conference Tournament. Meanwhile, Louisville hopes to bounce back after finishing with a 13-19 record last year. The Cardinals have not secured a berth in the NCAA Tournament since 2019.

Bellarmine vs Louisville Odds & Spread

All NCAA college basketball betting lines, odds and prop bets.
Moneyline: BELL: (+350) | LOUIS: (-465)
Spread: BELL: +8.5 (-110) | LOUIS: -8.5 (-110)
Total: 135.5 —Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)

Louisville enters this contest as notable home favorites on the moneyline and spread per FanDuel Sportsbook's odds. This 9 p.m. ET clash also features an over/under of 135.5 points, which is below average compared to Wednesday's projected totals.

Bellarmine vs Louisville Prediction & Pick

Bellarmine shocked the college basketball world last season by winning the ASUN Conference Tournament in its second year playing at the Division I level. The Knights were ineligible to play in the NCAA Tournament, but they proved that they are a threat to pull off some upsets moving forward.

Don't expect that to happen on Wednesday, though. Louisville is 7-0 straight up in its last seven games against an ASUN opponent and 16-1 straight up in its last 17 games in November. Bellarmine lost their top three scorers from last season to graduations and transfers, so I like the Cardinals to win.

Final Score Prediction: Bellarmine: 60 | Louisville: 74

Bellarmine vs Louisville Betting Trends

- Bellarmine is 13-6 against the spread (ATS) in its last 19 games.
- The total has hit the over in seven of Bellarmine's last 10 games.
- Louisville is 16-1 straight up in its last 17 games in November.
- The total has hit the under in six of Louisville's last nine games.

Bellarmine vs Louisville Best Bet

There's no denying that Louisville looked horrible in its preseason contests against Division II teams. However, tonight is the perfect opportunity to bounce back. Bellarmine ranked 312th in defensive efficiency last season and allowed an opponent effective field goal percentage of 54.4% (No. 337).

The Knights especially struggled to defend the perimeter as 38.0% of the points scored against them came from beyond the arc. That bodes well for a Louisville team that tallied 23.1 points per game from three-pointers (No. 139 in NCAA). The Cardinals pull away in the second half on Wednesday.

Bet: Louisville -8.5 (-110)

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