The Duel

Michigan vs Louisville Predictions for 2019 Big Ten/ACC Challenge

Zach Brunner
Darius Petty in recent game against Akron.
Darius Petty in recent game against Akron. / Justin Casterline/Getty Images
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In the most notable matchup of this year's Big Ten/ACC Challenge, the No. 4 Michigan Wolverines travel to Kentucky to take on the No. 1 Louisville Cardinals. The Cardinals are currently 5-point home favorites, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.

If you're looking to place a wager on this game, it's always wise to read up on what some industry experts have to say first. With that in mind, here are some expert predictions for the Big Ten/ACC Challenge matchup between Michigan and Louisville.

Michigan vs Louisville Expert Predictions

ESPN
While the experts at ESPN have not yet weighed in, its Basketball Power Index gives Louisville a 78.1 percent chance to defeat Michigan straight up.

CBS Sports
Five experts at CBS made picks for the game both straight up and against the spread. Three of the five experts believe Louisville will win the game, but just one is predicting the Cardinals will cover the spread.

Sports Illustrated
The five experts at Sports Illustrated are all on the same page, with each one predicting the Cardinals will win straight up.

In totality, eight of the 10 experts believe Louisville will defeat Michigan, and the Power Index from ESPN also predicts this. However, four of the five experts betting the spread side with Michigan in this one.


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