When Louisville takes the floor against Virginia inside John Paul Jones Arena Saturday night, it will be doing so as a bigger underdog than it's been in nearly three years.
Vegas pegged the Cavaliers as 7.5-point favorites over U of L on Friday, a line which quickly moved to UVA -8.5. Ken Pomeroy, in case you were wondering, currently has the Hoos winning the top 10 showdown by 9 points.
For a program that had not been an underdog in nearly 21 months before its Dec. 27 game against Kentucky, this is still a new deal. The last time the Cards were bigger dogs in a game? The 2012 Final Four meeting with Kentucky, which the Wildcats were favored to win by 9.