|2013 ESPN College Football Week 3 Odds: Louisville vs. Kentucky|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 11 September 2013 11:00|
Louisville vs. Kentucky Odds
Louisville is 2-0 on the season, 1-1 against the spread and playing in its first road game. Kentucky is 1-1 overall, 1-0 at home and 1-1 against the spread. Louisville has won two straight over Kentucky entering this game.
Trends show that the road team is 4-1 against the spread in the last 5 games of this series while Louisville is 5-2 against the spread in its last 7 trips to Kentucky.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Louisville is the favorite on the road, as the Cardinals have odds of -13 points against the Wildcats. The over/under total for this game has been set at 59.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Louisville favored by 10 points. The spread was never lower than that, as the spread quickly climbed up to 13. The over/under total hasn’t changed since opening at 59.5 points.
Louisville is off to a good start this season thanks to a high-powered offense that is averaging 46.5 points per game and 406.5 passing yards per game. The defense hasn’t been too bad either, allowing just 7 points per game. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has emerged as an early Heisman contender, as he has thrown for 752 yards and nine touchdowns this season. Receiver Devante Parker has caught nine passes for 207 yards and three touchdowns.
Kentucky is coming off a 41-7 win over Miami (Ohio) after losing at home to Western Kentucky, 35-26. Kentucky has moved the ball so far, averaging 547 yards per game this season. Quarterback Maxwell Smith has thrown for 435 yards and four touchdowns on the year to lead the team while Jalen Whitlow has thrown for 181 yards and rushed for 123 yards with two touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Louisville running back Corvin Lamb is out with a knee injury while tight end Hunter Bowles is out with a neck injury. Kentucky linebacker Kory Brown is questionable with a foot injury.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Louisville, as the Cardinals are getting 92% of the wagers with odds of -13 points against Kentucky.