Possible College Football Betting Upset this Weekend

Posted by: Charlie Smith
Louisville Cardinals vs. North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Lines – Sat., September 9th

After witnessing Kansas City fans cash in on the lucrative odds available on a Chiefs upset over the Patriots, college football betting players are looking for the next big upset.

In Thursday night’s NFL opener, Kansas City was pegged as massive online sportsbook underdogs. Despite the fact that the Chiefs won the AFC West last season, bookmakers still had them pegged at around +300 odds against New England. Needless to say, some bettors were pretty content with Thursday’s results.

Now it’s up to NCAA betting fans to cash in on lucrative upset odds. Maybe like the odds the North Carolina Tar Heels are facing in this Saturday’s contest against No. 17 Louisville.

Louisville Cardinals vs. North Carolina Tar Heels – Sat., September 9th

When: 12:00 pm ET

Where: Kenan Memorial Stadium, Chapel Hill, North Carolina


Stream: Watch ESPN

College Football Betting Odds:

Louisville Cardinals -10 (-110)         62 ½ (-110)     -365

North Carolina Tar Heels +10 (-110)          62 ½ (-110)     +305


Louisville Cardinals

The Cardinals are, as expected, coming into this contest as heavy college football betting favorites. Louisville is coming off a 9-4 season and will be looking to build off of last year’s success in Bobby Petrino’s 4th season at the helm. The Cardinals come into this contest ranked 17th in the nation after barely scraping past the Purdue Boilermakers this past Saturday.

Louisville kicked off the 2017 NCAA betting season by facing the unranked Boilermakers at the Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. The neutral site gave way to some interesting results, with both teams being neck-and-neck through all 4 quarters. A field goal followed by two forced turnovers is what allowed the Cardinals to come out on top in this Week 1 matchup. However, some bettors felt that Louisville could have put forth a stronger performance against an unranked opponent.


North Carolina Tar Heels

The Tar Heels are coming off an 8-5 season and will be looking to keep the good times rolling in Larry Fedora’s 6th season as UNC’s head coach. Unfortunately for Fedora, his squad didn’t exactly kick off the 2017 season on a good note, considering that the Tar Heels couldn’t finish out their 2017 opener against the California Golden Bears.

North Carolina matched up decently well against the unranked Golden Bears. In fact, the Tar Heels maintained the lead for most of the game. However, turnovers late in the third paved the way for an eventual California victory. The Golden Bears forced an interception before finding 7 quick points off the turnover. Then they followed that by up by forcing a turnover on downs and once again capitalizing on the opportunity. It goes without saying that it’s practically impossible to close out a game under these conditions.

The question now arises on whether or not college football betting players should take a shot on a Tar Heels upset over the Cardinals. It certainly looks lucrative, but UNC’s current track record makes it hard to feel confident about this bet.