|ESPN Friday Night College Football Odds: Central Florida vs. Louisville|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 18 October 2013 13:00|
UCF vs. Louisville Odds
Louisville is 6-0 overall, 2-0 in the AAC, 4-0 at home and 3-3 against the spread. UCF is 4-1 overall, 1-0 in the AAC, 3-0 on the road and 4-1 against the spread. These two haven’t met since 1985.
Trends show that UCF is 7-1 against the spread in its last 8 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game. Louisville is 4-10 ATS in its last 14 Friday games.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Louisville is favored at home, as the Cardinals have odds of -12 points against UCF. The over/under total for the game has been set at 53 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Louisville favored by 10.5 points. The spread climbed to a peak of 12.5 points before moving back to 12. The over/under total opened at 53 points before falling back to 52.5. It quickly moved back to 53 points.
Louisville is coming off a 24-10 win over Rutgers last Thursday. The Cardinals have won every game by at least 14 points this season and they are averaging 41 points per game offensively, while allowing just 7.3 points per game on defense. That mark on defense is the best in the nation. Teddy Bridgewater has thrown for 1872 yards and 18 touchdowns to lead the offense while Senorise Perry has rushed for 402 yards and five scores.
Central Florida is coming off a 24-17 win over Memphis two weeks ago. The Golden Knights have had their last three games decided by 7 points or less UCF is posting 31.8 points per game on offense while the defense is allowing just 16.6 points per contest. Blake Bortles is leading the team with 1,334 passing yards and nine touchdowns, while Storm Johnson has rushed for 455 yards and seven scores.
In terms of Injuries, Louisville receiver DeVante Parker (shoulder) and offensive lineman Abraham Garcia (knee) are both questionable. UCF offensive lineman Torrian Wilson (knee) is also questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently split down the middle, with each team getting 50% of the wagers with Louisville favored by 12 points against UCF on Friday.