Despite their dismal performance in a 63-47 home loss to Virginia, Louisville still opened as a 1.5-point favorite for Monday night's game against No. 1/No. 2 North Carolina. That line has since moved to U of L -2.
The Cardinals have been favored to win all eight of their ACC games so far this season, and have only been underdogs twice -- their games at Michigan State and at Kentucky. Based on Ken Pomeroy's current projections, it's likely that Louisville will play its first game as an underdog in 2016 when the Cards head to Durham to take on Duke on Feb. 8.
Assuming the line holds, this will be the first time all season that North Carolina has been an underdog.
Louisville and North Carolina met three times last season, with each team pulling off a big comeback to win narrowly on their home court. The Cards and Heels then squared off in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament, where UNC pulled out a 70-60 victory.