|South Florida vs. Louisville 2012 College Football Week 8 Odds & Spread|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 18 October 2012 07:30|
South Florida vs. Louisville Odds
Louisville is 6-0 this year, 1-0 in the Big East and 3-0 at home. South Florida is 2-4 overall, 0-2 in the Big East and 1-2 on the road. The Cardinals are 3-3 against the spread while the Bulls are 2-4 ATS. The home team is 7-2 in this series, though the road team has won the last two games.
Trends show that South Florida is just 3-12 against the spread in its last 15 games overall while Louisville is 8-1 against the spread in its last 9 conference games. These two have hit the under in their last 4 games played at Louisville.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv Louisville is a home favorite in this game, as the Cardinals have odds of -6.5 points against South Florida. The over/under total has been set at 52.5 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had Louisville favored by 7.5 points. The spread was never higher than that, as it quickly dropped to a low of 6 points before closing at 6.5 points.
Louisville is coming off a 45-35 win at Pittsburgh last week. The Cardinals have been pretty consistent this year, averaging 33.3 points per game while giving up only 21.3 points per game on defense. The Cardinals have been strong on the ground and in the air. The combination of running backs Senorise Perry and Jeremy Wright have combined for 1,009 yards and 15 touchdowns this year.
South Florida is coming off a 37-28 loss at Temple last week. The Bulls have now lost four straight, all of which have been by 13 points or less. The Bulls are scoring just 25.2 points per game while allowing 27.5 points per game on defense. The offense this year is being led by quarterback B.J. Daniels, who has thrown for 1,504 yards and 10 touchdowns while rushing for 277 yards and four scores.
In terms of Injuries, Louisville linebacker James Burgess is questionable with an undisclosed injury while offensive lineman John Miller is questionable with an ankle injury. South Florida receiver Chris Dunkley is out for this game due to a suspension.
The Public Bets for this game are backing Louisville. The Cardinals are getting 67% of the wagers with odds of -6.5 points against South Florida on Saturday.