Louisville vs. Purdue Prediction
Will Louisville be too much for Purdue tonight when the two teams meet at 7:30PM ET?
Who: Louisville (0-0) vs. Purdue (0-0)
What: College Football Week 1
When: 7:30PM ET, Saturday, September 2
Where: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, IN
Current Point Spread & Over/Under Total
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Cardinals are 25-point favorites to knock off the Boilermakers tonight in Indy. As for the total, the number currently sits at 68.5 points.
Louisville opened as a 24.5-point favorite but the line has moved a half-point to 25. The total, meanwhile, has actually dropped slightly from 69.5 down to 68.5.
Public Betting: Which side are public bettors on for this Matchup?
Bettors laying the points on the Cardinals, although not by as much as you'd think for a matchup this lopsided. Only 53% of wagers are on Louisville minus the 25.
OUR PREDICTION: The Cardinals are 5-0-1 against the spread in their last six games played in the month of September. On the other side, the Boilermakers are 2-5 against the number in their last seven neutral site games, are 1-4 against the number in their last five non-conference games, and have failed to cover the spread in four of their last five games in September. I think Lamar Jackson will be too much for Purdue on neutral ground. Jackson should tear up the turf tonight at Lucas Oil Stadium.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 1 PREDICTION: LOUISVILLE CARDINALS -25