|Louisville vs. Southern Miss College Football Week 5 Odds & Spread|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 28 September 2012 07:30|
Louisville vs. Southern Miss Odds
Louisville comes into this game at 4-0 overall and 1-0 on the road while Southern Miss is 0-3 overall and 0-1 at home. The Golden Eagles are 0-3 against the spread this season while the Cardinals are 2-2 ATS. Louisville has won five straight over Southern Miss, but the last three wins have come by 3 points or less.
Trends show that Louisville has covered the spread in its last 6 against Southern Miss. Louisville is also 13-3 ATS in its last 16 games against Conference USA opponents. Southern miss is 2-6 ATS in its last 8 games in September and 3-8-1 ATS in its last 12 non-conference games.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv Louisville is the road favorite in this game, as the Cardinals have odds of -10.5 points against Southern Miss. The over/under total for the game has been set at 49.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds had Louisville as an 11-point favorite. The spread wavered from 11 to 10 points all week before settling at Louisville -10.5.
Louisville has gotten off to a surprising 4-0 start. Its last two wins have been by 7 points or less. Through four games, the Cardinals are averaging 33.5 points per game on offense while allowing only 19 points per game. The offense has had pretty good balance thus far, averaging 266 yards by air and 165.5 by ground. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has thrown for 1,049 yards and 7 TDs to lead the team.
Southern Miss has had a disappointing start to its season after winning 12 games last year. The Golden Eagles right now rank 115th in scoring (17 ppg), 116th in points allowed (38.3 ppg) and 120th in passing yards (136.3 ypg). Not much has gone right for this game. Its top offensive player right now is running back Desmond Johnson, who has just 165 rushing yards and no touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Louisville receiver Michaelee Harris is out for the season with a knee injury while Southern Miss has no players listed on the injury report.