|ESPN2 Friday Night College Football Odds: Louisville vs. Connecticut|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Friday, 08 November 2013 14:30|
Louisville vs. Connecticut Odds
Louisville is 7-1 on the season, 3-1 in the AAC, 3-0 on the road and 4-4 against the spread. Connecticut is 0-7 overall, 0-3 in the AAC, 0-4 at home and 1-6 against the spread. Connecticut has won four of the last six against Louisville.
Trends show that Louisville is 7-2 against the spread in its last 9 games on grass and 18-6 ATS in its last 24 road games. Connecticut is 1-8-1 against the spread in its last 10 games following a loss against the spread.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Louisville is the clear favorite on the road, as the Cardinals have odds of -27.5 points against Connecticut. The over/under total for the game has been set at 49 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Louisville favored by 27.5 points. The spread climbed up to 28 before falling back to 27.4. The over/under total hasn’t changed since opening at 49 points.
Louisville is coming off a 34-3 win at South Florida two weeks ago. The Cardinals are looking to win back-to-back games since their 38-35 loss to UCF. Louisville is averaging 39.4 points per game on offense while allowing just 10.6 points per game, which ranks second in the nation. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater has thrown for 2,557 yards and 23 touchdowns to lead the team, while DeVante Parker has 27 receptions for 457 yards and seven touchdowns.
Connecticut is coming off a 62-17 loss at Central Florida two weeks ago. The Huskies are struggling mightily this year, giving up 35.1 points per game on defense, while scoring just 16.4 points per game. Geremy Davis has caught 35 passes for 544 yards, but is without a touchdown. Lyle McCombs has added 466 rushing yards and four touchdowns to lead the offense.
In terms of Injuries, Louisville linebacker Keith Brown is questionable with a knee injury, while Connecticut guard Gus Cruz (heart) and cornerback Ellis Marder (undisclosed) are both questionable.
The Public Bets for this game are currently backing Louisville, as the Cardinals are getting 82% of the wagers with odds of -27.5 points at Connecticut on Friday.