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UCF Knights vs Louisville Cardinals 09/17/2021 Game Analysis, Forecast and Predictions

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UCF Knights vs Louisville Cardinals 09-17-2021 Game Analysis Forecast and Predictions

UCF Knights vs Louisville Cardinals 09/17/2021 – The UCF Knights are off to a great start for this year’s NCAA football season and they hope to stay unblemished after Week 3. They will still be on the road and take on the Louisville Cardinals this coming Friday, September 17. Both teams are set to clash inside the Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky. It will be ESPN that will handle the broadcast and will start airing at 7:30 p.m. Eastern Time while the online live streaming is available to view on SofaScore. Even with the Louisville Cardinals owning home court, the University of Central Florida Knights are expected in NCAAF betting spreads to win.

UCF Knights vs Louisville Cardinals 09/17/2021

When: Friday, September 17, 7:30 PM ET
Where: Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, Kentucky
TV: ESPN
Stream: Sofascore

UCF Knights vs Louisville Cardinals 09/17/2021

Team SP/RL TOTAL ML
Knights -7.5 (-110) 64.5 o (-110) -350
Cardinals
+7.5 (-110)
64.5 u (-110) +275
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UCF Knights

The UFC Knights have managed to stay unbeaten after the first two weeks of the season. After beating the Boise State Broncos by five, this team went crazy and dominated the Bethune Cookman Wildcats by 39 points, 63-14. The full arsenal of the Knights was on display with QB Dillon Gabriel leading the charge with 212 yards, two touchdown passes, a touchdown of his own and 64% completion. Isaiah Bowser had 12 rushing attempts and he led all players in touchdowns with four. Ryan O’Keefe led the WRs with eight catches and 110 yards while three other WBs had a TD each. 

Players to Watch: D. Gabriel QB (CMP 48, ATT 73, YDS 630, CMP% 65.8, AVG 8.6, LNG 47, TD 6, INT 2, SACK 4, SYL -17, RTG 159.9), (ATT 14, YDS 107, AVG 7.6, LNG 44, TD 1), M. Keene QB (CMP 4, ATT 7, YDS 55, CMP% 57.1, AVG 7.9, LNG 30, TD 1, INT 0, SACK 0, SYL 0, RTG 170.3), I. Bowser RB (ATT 45, YDS 231, AVG 5.1, LNG 30, TD 5), T. Coles RB (ATT 11, YDS 78, AVG 7.1, LNG 19, TD 1),  J. Robinson WR (REC 8, YDS 187, AVG 23.4, LNG 47, TD 1).

Louisville Cardinals

The Louisville Cardinals stumbled in their first game of the season and lost by 19 points, 24-43, to the Mississippi Rebels. This team bounced back with a vengeance limiting the Eastern Kentucky Colonels to just three points, 30-3, in Week 2. The Cardinals are looking more polished in their second game and showed what they can do when the team is working well together. QB Malik Cunningham had 278 yards, a touchdown pass and two touchdowns of his own. Jalen Mitchell is the team’s leading RB, doing 90 yards in 18 rushing attempts while Ahmari Huggins Bruce did 151 yards in four catches. 

Players to Watch: M. Cunningham QB (CMP 38, ATT 61, YDS 468, CMP% 62.3, AVG 7.7, LNG 93, TD 2, INT 1, SACK 3, SYL -5, RTG 134.3), (ATT 29, YDS 108, AVG 3.7, LNG 14, TD 4), B. Smith WR (CMP 1, ATT 1, YDS 9, CMP% 100, AVG 9, LNG 9, TD 0, INT 0, SACK 0, SYL 0, RTG 175.6), J. Mitchell RB (ATT 30, YDS 139, AVG 4.6, LNG 24, TD 0), H. Hall RB (ATT 11, YDS 36, AVG 3.3, LNG 9, TD 0), A. Huggins-Bruce WR (REC 7, YDS 168, AVG 24, LNG 93, TD 0).

UCF Knights vs Louisville Cardinals Betting Numbers

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UCF Knights

Central Florida are 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games.
Central Florida are 6-2 SU in their last 8 games.
Knights are 6-1 SU in their last 7 games on the road.
Central Florida are 4-10 SU in their last 14 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Coast conference.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Central Florida’s last 7 games played in September.

Louisville Cardinals

Louisville are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Louisville’s last 18 games.
Cardinals are 4-8 SU in their last 12 games.
Louisville are 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home.
Louisville are 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the American Athletic Conference conference.

UCF Knights vs Louisville Cardinals Betting Picks

These teams started picking up their rhythm and are poised to have a great matchup. Louisville Cardinals playing at home may keep the game close but in the end, the online sportsbook sees the UCF Knights winning.