Louisville Opens As Heavy Betting Favorites Over Kentucky
Posted by: Mike Davis
ACC Atlantic division co-champions the Louisville Cardinals are the online college football betting favorites over the Kentucky Wildcats on Saturday, November 26th at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium. The following are the online sportsbook NCAA football odds:
Kentucky +26 (-110) 75 (-110) +2000
The Wildcats (6-5) routed the Austin Peay Governors 49-13 on Saturday. Stephen Johnson went 5 of 9 for 101 yards with two TDs. Benny Snell Jr. ran for 152 yards and two TDs on 14 carries, while Jojo Kemp scored another two rushing TDs. Garrett Johnson had 46 yards and one TD on three receptions. Jordan Jones had eight tackles and one sack. Mike Edwards and Chris Westry each intercepted one pass. The Wildcats snapped a two-game losing streak.
The Cards (9-2) lost 10-36 to the Houston Cougars on Thursday. Lamar Jackson finished 20 of 43 for 211 yards with one TD pass to Cole Hikutini, and lost a fumble. Jeremy Smith ran for 49 yards on six carries. Dee Smith had 10 tackles. Stacy Thomas had one sack. Blanton Creque made 1 of 1 field goals. The Cards saw a five-game winning streak come to an end.
Kentucky is averaging 417.5 total yards (172.0 passing and 245.5 rushing) and allowing 431.5 total yards (208.5 passing and 223.1 rushing) per game. Johnson is 110 of 204 (53.9%) for 1524 yards with nine TDs and five picks. Snell has run for 1006 yards and 12 TDs on 168 carries. Jeff Badet has 587 yards and four TDs on 24 catches. Lead tackler Jones is dealing with a back injury and it is unknown whether he will play on Saturday. Josh Allen has 6½ sacks. Derrick Baity has intercepted three passes.
Louisville is averaging 558.5 total yards (303.9 passing and 254.6 rushing) and allowing 292.2 total yards (193.0 passing and 99.2 rushing) per game. Jackson is 204 of 357 (57.1%) for 3109 yards with 28 TDs and six picks, and has run for 1367 yards with 19 TDs on 209 carries. Hikutini has 556 yards and seven TDs on 42 catches. Chucky Williams has 83 combined tackles. James Hearns has eight sacks. Jaire Alexander has intercepted five passes.
Recent online college football betting trends for the Wildcats: 6-2 against the spread in the last eight games, 4-2 straight-up in the last six games, 8-15 against the spread in the last 23 road games, 2-23 straight-up in the last 25 road games, 1-4 against the spread and 0-5 straight-up in the last five games versus the Cards, and 2-4 straight-up in the last six visits to Louisville.
Latest online college football betting trends for the Cards: 2-5 against the spread in the last seven games, 11-2 straight-up in the last 13 games, 4-2 against the spread in the last six home games, 5-0 straight up in the last five home games, 4-1 against the spread and 5-0 straight-up in the last five games versus the Wildcats, and 4-2 straight-up in the last six games hosting the Wildcats.