Connecticut vs. Louisville Odds

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LOUISVILLE, KY (The Spread) – No. 19 Louisville looks to pick up another Big East win on Saturday when it hosts Connecticut at Noon ET on ESPN3.

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Louisville is 9-1 on the season, 4-1 in the Big East and 6-0 at home. Connecticut is 4-6 overall, 1-4 in the Big East and 1-4 on the road. The Cardinals are 4-6 against the spread this year while the Huskies are 3-5-2 ATS. Louisville has won and covered the spread in the last two in this series.

Trends show that Connecticut is 0-8-1 against the spread in its last 9 games following a win and 1-5-1 ATS in its last 7 games overall. Louisville is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 conference games and 6-0 ATS in its last 6 games following a loss.

According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Louisville is the favorite to win this game, as the Cardinals have odds of -11.5 points against UConn. The over/under total has been set at 44.5 points (View Matchup). The opening odds for this game had Louisville favored with 12 points. The spread reached a peak of 13 points during the week before falling back to 11.5 points.

Louisville is coming off a 45-26 loss at Syracuse last week. It was the first loss of the season for the Cardinals, who were on pace for a BCS bowl. They can still win the Big East with a win this week and a win over Rutgers next week. The Cardinals are averaging 33.2 points per game this season while the defense is allowing 24.6 points per contest. Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater is leading the team with 2,858 yards passing and 21 touchdowns.

Connecticut is coming off a 24-17 win over Pitt last week. That win snapped a four-game losing streak for the Huskies. Connecticut is averaging 17.3 points per game on offense while the defense is allowing just 18.4 points per game. Quarterback Chandler Whitmer has thrown for 2,328 yards and eight touchdowns to lead the team this season.

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In terms of Injuries, Louisville running back Senorise Perry is out for the rest of the season with a knee injury while defensive end B.J. Dubose is questionable due to a suspension. Connecticut defensive end E.J. Norris is out with a shoulder injury.

The Public Bets for this game are backing Louisville. The Cardinals are getting 75% of the wagers with odds of -11.5 points against Connecticut on Saturday.

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