The Louisville Cardinals vs. Kentucky Wildcats picks are some of the toughest to make on the 2013 NCAA football schedule, and today, we are making our college football picks and predictions and trying to beat the CFB odds here at Cappers Info.
Week 3 CFB Picks: Louisville Cardinals @ Kentucky Wildcats
Date: Saturday, August 14th, 12:00 ET
Location: Commonwealth Stadium, Lexington, KY
Week 3 Betting Odds: Louisville -14 (61.5)
Louisville vs. Kentucky Live TV Coverage: ESPN
The battle to turn the Commonwealth either red or blue is going to be on this Saturday, and there shouldn’t be all that much of a fight. The bottom line is that Louisville is by far the superior of these two teams, and it shouldn’t be that close of a game. That being said, there is no way that we are getting involved with a college football point spread that features one team getting over 80% of the betting action, especially with all of the steam that has brought this play up from 10.5 to 14. Instead, we’re going to focus in on a ‘total’ that is very sharp in and of itself.
Louisville is a team that has done everything right on both sides of the ball this year, but in fairness, this is going to be the first game against a team that has even anywhere near the athletes that it does. We tend to think that Kentucky’s defense is a little bit better than it showed in the first game of the season against Western Kentucky, but a lot worse than it showed against Miami (OH) last week. That said, the offense is in for its first real test of the season as well. The Cardinals could drop 40 on the board, and this game might still not reach the number. However, we don’t think that QB Teddy Bridgewater and the gang are going to even get into the high-30s. There hasn’t been a game between these two since 2007 that featured more than 58 points, and we think that this one isn’t going to be much of an exception to that rule. The ‘under’ is definitively the right play to make on Saturday afternoon.
Louisville vs. Kentucky Pick: Under 61.5
Louisville @ Kentucky Score Prediction: Louisville 34 – Kentucky 17