Despite being ranked higher in every human poll and every analytical ranking in existence, Louisville has opened up as a 1-point underdog for Saturday’s game at arch-rival Kentucky. If that line holds, it will be the first time the Cards have tipped off as an underdog this season.
Louisville has been an underdog in each of its last six meetings with Kentucky, only successfully pulling the upset three years ago on Dec. 21, 2016. The only good news here is that the favorite has failed to cover the spread in eight of the last 11 meetings between the Cards and Cats.
The last time Chris Mack’s team was an underdog was all the way back in last year’s ACC tournament quarterfinal, when Louisville was ousted by North Carolina.