Study group: Monday's Top 25 NCB betting notes
There's only a pair of Top-25 college basketball matchups on Monday. Check out our betting news and notes for those contests.Pittsburgh at (13) Louisville (-6, 123.5)
Two Mondays ago, Louisville was anointed the nation’s top-ranked team for only the second time in school history. Now the No. 5 Cardinals are soaring down the rankings with a three-game losing skid entering Monday’s home contest against Pittsburgh. Losses to Syracuse, Villanova and Georgetown have created a sense of unexpected urgency as Louisville went from best team in the nation to being tied for fifth place in the Big East. The Panthers have won four consecutive contests. Pittsburgh routed DePaul 93-55 on Saturday and leads the Big East in scoring defense at 54.5 per game. The Panthers are 1-4 ATS in their last five games following a win.(1) Kansas at West Virginia (+8, 130.5)
This is the third time in the last four seasons the Jayhawks have started 18-1 or better and the fifth time in 10 seasons under head coach Bill Self. Kansas isn't exactly sliding by in those wins either, averaging 74.6 points per game while allowing 58.8 for a Big 12-leading 15.8 scoring margin. The Mountaineers are 6-2 at home this season but have dropped two of their last three to Kansas State and Oklahoma. Ten different WVU players average 12-plus minutes per game and all 10 have started at least two games. West Virginia is outrebounding opponents 38.1 to 35.2 and also averages 7.4 steals per game. The Mountaineers are 1-5-1 ATS in their last seven home games.