|ESPN2 Friday Night College Football Odds: Cincinnati vs. Louisville|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 26 October 2012 11:30|
Cincinnati vs. Louisville Odds
Louisville is 7-0 on the season, 2-0 in the Big East and 4-0 at home. Cincinnati is 5-1 overall, 1-0 in conference play and 0-1 on the road. The Cardinals are 3-4 against the spread this year while the Bearcats are 3-2 ATS. Cincinnati has won four straight against Louisville.
Trends show that the road team is 6-1 against the spread in the last 7 games of this series and Cincinnati has covered the spread in 4 of its last 5 trips to Louisville. The favorite has also covered in 11 of the last 15 in this series.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv Louisville is the favorite at home in this one, as the Cardinals are getting odds of -3.5 points against Cincinnati. The over/under total has been set at 52 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game had Louisville favored by 4 points. The spread climbed to 4.5 points during the week before dropping back to 3.5 points.
Louisville is coming off a 27-25 win over South Florida last week. The Cardinals have had their last five wins come by 10 points or less. Louisville is averaging 32.4 points per game on offense while allowing 21.9 points per game on defense. The offense this year has been led by quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who has thrown for 1,694 yards and 11 touchdowns.
Cincinnati is coming off a 29-23 loss at Toledo last week. It was the first loss of the season for the Bearcats. Cincinnati outgained Toledo 478-355 in total yards but had two costly turnovers in the loss. On the year, Cincinnati is averaging 34.7 points per game on offense while the defense is holding opponents to 16.8 points per contest. The offense is being led by running back George Winn, who has rushed for 607 yards and four touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, both teams have no new injuries to report.
The Public Bets for this game are backing Louisville. The Cardinals are getting 53% of the wagers in this game with odds of -3.5 points against Cincinnati on Friday night.