Louisville vs. Southern Miss Pick
Louisville is 4-0 on the season 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 year while the Cardinals are 2-2 ATS. Louisville has won and covered in five straight over Southern Miss.
Odds: The oddsmakers at Bovada.lv have Louisville as 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.
Line Movement: 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.
Public Betting: Of the wagers that have been placed on this game, 80% are going on Louisville with odds of -10.5 points at Southern Miss on Saturday. Be sure to click on the public betting link to get the latest odds and betting percentages.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL FREE PICK: These teams last met on Dec. 21, 2010 with Louisville rallying in the 4th quarter to win 31-28 in the Beef ‘O’ Brady Bowl. Louisville is off to a great start and have earned their 19th ranking. But they have done it the hard way. Last week, they needed QB Teddy Bridgewater to throw for a score and run for another to barely get by Florida Intl, 28-21. Two weeks ago, they led 36-7 at the half against North Carolina, and then needed a late defensive stand to hold on for a 39-34 win. Southern Miss is on the other end at 0-3, which is unusual for the consistent C-USA program. Hattiesburg is not an easy place to play and while Louisville should win this game, they won’t cover against a desperate Southern Miss team trying to avoid an 0-4 start.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 5 FREE PICK: SOUTHERN MISS +10.5