Louisville vs. Purdue Pick
Will Saturday night's non-conference matchup between Louisville and Purdue be high-scoring for bettors?
Who: Louisville (0-0) vs. Purdue (0-0)
What: College Football Week 1
When: Saturday, September 2, 7:30PM ET
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN
Current Point Spread & Over/Under Total
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Cardinals are 24.5-point favorites to knock off the Boilermakers on Saturday night. As for the total, the number currently sits at 68.5 points.
As of this writing, the point spread has not moved off the original number of 24.5, but the total has seen some movement. After hitting the board at 69.5, the total is now down to 68.5.
Public Betting: Which side are public bettors on for this Matchup?
As of Friday morning, 53% of public bettors are backing the Cardinals and laying the points. This is not surprising given the success of Louisville a year ago, coupled with the fact that Purdue remains one of the worst teams in the Big Ten.
OUR PREDICTION: This one should be a shootout. The over is 4-0 in the Cardinals' last four games in September, is 9-3 in their last 12 games on fieldturf, and is 4-1 in the Boilermakers' last five games overall. Purdue doesn't have the defensive front to slow down Lamar Jackson, who should torch the Boilermaker defense on the fast track of Lucas Oil Stadium.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 1 PICKS: LOUISVILLE/PURDUE OVER 68.5