Date/Time: November 8th, 8:30 ET
College Football Odds from BetDSI
Point Spread: Louisville -28
The Louisville Cardinals are back at it once again, as they are trying to make sure that they don’t fall into a trap of what would be a crippling loss at the hands of the Connecticut Huskies.
Louisville’s season very well could be over with. Going to the BCS seems like an impossibility, especially since the UCF Knights don’t look like they are slipping up any time in the near future. Getting into the BCS as an at large is at least a plausible possibility, but without getting in front of both the Fresno State Bulldogs and the Northern Illinois Huskies, the situation seems bleak at best. That said, this is still one of the best teams in the country, and it is probably one of the most underrated teams in the land. QB Teddy Bridgewater is continue to run the ship as well as he can, and he is guiding a team that ranks 16th in the land in total offense at 495.2 yards per game and 18th in scoring at 39.4 points per game. Defensively, Louisville ranks second in total ‘D’, second against the run, third against the pass, and second in scoring defense nationally. That’s the stuff that title teams are made out of, and it is a shame that one bad half of football is taking the team out of any sort of contention for the BCS.
Connecticut very well could be the worst team in major college football. The club certainly has an embarrassing offense, averaging less than 300 yards per game, and it really hasn’t mattered whether QB Chandler Whitmer, QB Tim Boyle, or QB Casey Cochran calling the shots. There isn’t a wide receiver with more than 35 catches, and though WR Geremy Davis has 544 yards, he has yet to score a touchdown on the campaign. Connecticut as a team only has 11 offensive touchdowns this entire season. To put that in comparison, Louisville has 37. The team had a bye last week, and it certainly needed it. The last two games on the road ended in 62-17 and 41-16 losses, and both of those games were very, very ugly. UConn has really only played one notable game all season long, and we aren’t counting a 24-21 loss to what has turned out to be an overrated Michigan Wolverines squad as all that notable.
The fact of the matter though, is that we are getting a team in a major conference at home, and we are getting four touchdowns. Granted, we haven’t seen the Huskies play against a team such as this one this year yet at home, but so far, they have done a good job at least keeping games competitive. It seems really easy to be taking Louisville and laying the points, but there is a point that the spread is just too large, and we have reached that point.
Louisville Cardinals vs. Connecticut Huskies Pick: Connecticut Huskies +28
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