Rutgers vs. Louisville Pick & Prediction 10/10/13

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The Rutgers Scarlet Knights and the Louisville Cardinals are going to be clashing on the gridiron on Thursday, October 10th as a part of Week 7 college football odds. Join us at Cappers Info as we highlight some of the best NCAA football picks that you’ll find on the internet!

Week 7 NCAA Football Pick: Rutgers Scarlet Knights @ Louisville Cardinals
Date: Thursday, October 10th, 7:30 ET
Location: Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, KY
Week 7 Betting Odds: Louisville -17 (53.5)
Rutgers vs. Louisville Live TV: ESPN

All year long, QB Teddy Bridgewater has been hyped up as a man that can win the Heisman Trophy, and there is no doubt that he can do just that. This is man that has 16 TDs against just one pick, and he is averaging over 310 passing yards per game this year. His completion percentage is a bananas 71.7%, and his QBR is one of the highest in the nation. However, the Louisville defense doesn’t get nearly enough credit, as this is the best unit on this side of the ball in the AAC, and it is the reason that this club can pack its bags for the Orange Bowl in all likelihood this year. The Cardinals, granted against a weak schedule, rank 3rd in the land in total defense, 4th in passing defense, 4th in rush defense, and #1 in the land in scoring defense at just 6.8 points per game allowed. That’s why Louisville is going to win this game, and that’s why this game isn’t going to reach the number.

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For all of the great stats that QB Gary Nova has this year, he’s still Gary Nova, and he’s not a man that is going to be putting 30 on the board against a great defense like this one. We love what the Scarlet Knights are bringing to the table defensively in this game, as we think that they are being vastly underrated thanks to these two crazy overtime games that the club has played. However, at home against the Arkansas Razorbacks, a very respectable team and one that would probably also challenge for the AAC title, this ‘D’ stepped up when it had to, and we think that this unit is going to do the same thing against Louisville. On a short week, the defenses should rule the day, and this should be the third straight ‘under’ game in this series.

Rutgers vs. Louisville Pick: Under 53.5
Rutgers @ Louisville Score Prediction: Louisville 21 – Rutgers 10

Lou Palumbo is the founder and part owner of the Sports Handicapping Community. He's been writing and posting free picks and sports handicapping strategies on the Cappersinfo forums and website for 15 years now. He enjoys handicapping just as much as he did from the very first day he built the original Cappersinfo website.

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