Louisville vs Virginia Basketball tv channel schedule is on ESPN2. Louisville vs Virginia live stream is on WatchESPN College hoops fans get a Wednesday night treat when the Louisville Cardinals visit the Virginia Cavaliers at 12 p.m. ET in a nationally televised showdown. Virginia is favored by 9.5 points, down 2.5 after the line opened at 12. The Over-Under, or total number of points Vegas thinks will be scored, is 124, up a half-point from the open.
In this huge ACC basketball showdown between the league’s top two teams, you need to see what SportsLine’s Projection Model has to say.
This model, which simulates every game 10,000 times, completely crushed its top-rated college basketball picks last season, returning a profit of almost $6,600 on $100 bets for anybody who followed them. And it’s heating up in a huge way this season, as it entered the week on a scorching 37-16 run on top-rated picks.
Now it has simulated Louisville vs. Virginia 10,000 times and came up with some surprising results.
We can tell you the model is leaning toward the Under in this one. And it also has a strong pick against the spread that you can only see over at SportsLine.
The model has taken into account Virginia’s 12-game winning streak that has included victories over North Carolina, Clemson and Duke — all top-20 teams. The No. 2-ranked Cavaliers are now 20-1 on the season and sit atop the ACC with a perfect 9-0 record.
UVA is dominant on the defensive end; they’re ranked No. 1 in the nation in scoring defense, giving up just 52.1 points per game. Three of the last four teams that have faced the Cavaliers haven’t even hit 50, and Clemson mustered just 36 last week.
But just because Virginia has a suffocating defense doesn’t mean it will be able to cover a 9.5-point spread.
Louisville comes into this matchup on a hot streak of its own. The Cardinals have won five of their last six and just dropped 96 points on Wake Forest. Their offense, led by Deng Adel (15.6 ppg), averages almost 80 points.