Football Pick: Louisville Cardinals at Cincinnati Bearcats

Matchup: Louisville Cardinals at Cincinnati Bearcats

Date/Time: December 5, 2013, 7:30 ET

Television: ESPN

College Football Odds from JustBet

Point Spread: Louisville -3.5

Total: 51

The college football season is nearing its end and although week 14 had plenty of great rivalry games, there is still one more to be played. On Thursday the Louisville Cardinals and the Cincinnati Bearcats will go to battle with the winner receiving the Keg of Nails rivalry trophy. This could be the last game for the rivalry as the Cardinals are slated to join the ACC Conference in 2014, making this an extra special game.

Louisville Cardinals at Cincinnati Bearcats Preview

The college football odds will reflect just how close this game could be. Both teams are loaded with talent and will be ready to win this rivalry for perhaps the final time. Though Cincinnati owns the all-time series lead at 30-22-1, U of L holds the Keg of Nails after last season’s 34-31 overtime thriller. While Tedy Bridgewater gets all the press as the quarterback of the Cardinals, the Bearcats have a very good signal caller on their side of the field.

Bearcats quarterback Brendon Kay is a leader on the field and a big reason that the team is on a six game winning streak entering this contest. The winning streak has the Bearcats on the move in thepolls. rose to No. 25 in the USA Today coaches’ poll last Sunday, following a 24-17 win at Houston on Saturday. The Bearcats were No. 27 in last week’s USA Today poll. UC also advanced to No. 27 in the Associated Press media poll Sunday, after being tied for No. 30 last week. The changes for a BCS bowl were lost when Central Florida beat South Florida, but the Bearcats will still be focused on what they are calling their biggest game of the season.

The latest college football trends reveal that the Cardinals have the edge in this rivalry both straight up and against the spread. Cincinnati is 2-5 straight up in its last 7 games when playing at home against Louisville and 5-10 straight up in its last 15 games when playing Louisville overall. From a betting stand point, Cincinnati is 1-6 against the spread (ATS) in its last 7 games when playing at home against Louisville. Louisville is 12-1 straight up in its last 13 games, but just 1-6 ATS in its last 7 games overall. The total has gone under in 5 of Louisville’s last 6 games on the road, but the total has gone over in 4 of Cincinnati’s last 6 games.

Louisville Cardinals at Cincinnati Bearcats Pick

With plenty of time before kickoff we will wait for more information to come in before we select a side on this contest. Make sure to check the forum for continuous updates and our free Louisville vs Cincinnati Pick Here.

Cole Ryan

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