Kent State vs. Louisville Prediction
While Louisville will bounce back with a victory today against Kent State, will the Cardinals cover the massive spread?
Who: Kent State (1-2) at Louisville (2-1)
When: 12:00PM ET, Saturday, September 23
Where: Papa John's Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, KY
Current Point Spread & Over/Under Total
According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, Louisville is a 44-point home favorite to beat Kent State, which opened as a 37-point underdog. As for the total, the number hit the board at 57 but has been bet down to 56.
Kent State Betting Trends
The Golden Flashes are just 1-4 against the spread in their last five road games and are 1-4 against the number in their last five games versus ACC competition. They're winless at the betting window in their last five games overall and are winless at 0-4 against the number in their last four games played in the month of September.
Louisville Betting Trends
The Cardinals are now just 1-6 against the spread in their last seven games dating back to last season. They're winless at the betting window in their last four games at home as well and are 0-4-1 against the number in their last five non-conference games. That said, they are 6-2-1 against the spread in their last nine games played in the month of September despite starting this season 1-2 ATS.
OUR PREDICTION: It's a virtual lock that Lamar Jackson and the Cardinals will rebound from their loss to Clemson last week and beat the Golden Flashes today. That said, I'm not pumped about laying 44 points on a team that could come out flat and disinterested. Given all the hype, all the pomp and circumstance, and all the focus that went into last weekend's matchup versus Clemson, I don't expect Louisville to look sharp throughout today. I could see one of two things happening: Either Louisville comes out flat, or the Cardinals build a decent lead and cost throughout. Either way, I'm taking the points despite Kent State being overmatched.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 4 PREDICTION: KENT STATE GOLDEN FLASHES +44