Louisville vs. Pittsburgh Odds

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PITTSBURGH, PA (The Spread) – No. 18 Louisville looks to stay undefeated as it begins Big East play at Pittsburgh on Saturday 11AM ET on ESPNU.

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Louisville is 5-0 overall, 2-0 on the road and playing in its first Big East game. Pitt is 2-3 overall, 0-2 in the Big East and 2-1 at home. The Panthers are 2-2-1 against the spread this year while Louisville is 2-3 ATS. Pitt comes into this game having won four straight over Louisville.

Trends show that the favorite has covered the spread in 5 of the last 7 games in this series, while Pitt has covered in the last 5 against Louisville overall. These two have combined to hit the under in their last 5 meetings as well.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv Louisville is the favorite to win this game, as they have odds of -3 points against Pittsburgh, while the over/under total has been set at 49 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds had Louisville as a 2-point favorite on the road. The spread never got any lower than that and reached a peak of 3.5 points before closing at Louisville -3.

Louisville is off to a 5-0 start following a 21-17 win at Southern Miss last week. The Cardinals have won their last two games by 7 points or less. Both of those games were on the road. Louisville is holding opponents to just 18.6 points per game this year while scoring 31 points per contest. The offense has been very balanced, with quarterback Teddy Bridgewater throwing for 1,134 yards and 8 TDs while running back Senorise Perry has 458 yards and five scores on the ground.

Pitt had a two-game winning streak snapped last Friday in a 14-13 loss at Syracuse. The Panthers have been solid on defense, allowing just an average of 21.2 points per game, but the offense is scoring just 26 points per contest. The Panthers have a formidable passing attack, averaging over 300 yards per game behind the arm of Tino Sunseri. Sunseri has thrown for 1,463 yards and 8 TDs this season.

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In terms of Injuries, Louisville receiver Michalee Harris is out for the season with a knee injury. Pittsburgh has no injuries to report.

The Public Bets for this game are backing Louisville. The Cardinals are getting 77% of the wagers with odds of -3 points at Pittsburgh on Saturday morning.

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