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Cincinnati favored by 12 against Louisville on Saturday

Louisville CardinalsCincinnati Bearcats
Oct 15, 12:00 PM | Turf of Nippert Stadium

Louisville Cardinals vs Cincinnati Bearcats Odds

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A key Week 7 battle has the visiting Cardinals travelling to Cincinnati on Saturday to face the Bearcats.

The Bearcats sit at 4-1 (4-1 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Cardinals are currently 2-3 (2-3 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Cincinnati is 3-2 OU, and Louisville is 0-4-1 OU.

View Louisville vs Cincinnati Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The home team opened as 12-point favorites in this NCAA football battle. No over under line was available early in the week, but was set to posted shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Bearcats sit at No. 63 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Cardinals are at No. 74 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Bearcats will win this game 52-24.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Cincinnati's No. 9-ranked offense (45 PPG) against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 13 at 16.2 PPG. The Bearcats passing attack has averaged 219.2 yards per game, more than the Cardinals give up through the air (213 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Cardinals own the league's No. 6-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 60.5 yards per game when on the road. Cincinnati, on the other hand, rates No. 13 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

In their last action, Louisville was a 14-7 loser on the road against North Carolina. They covered the 14–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (21) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

In their last action, Cincinnati was a 27-0 winner on the road against Miami (Ohio). They covered the 16.5–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (27) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Louisville Cardinals Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 4-6

Cincinnati Bearcats Trends:
When playing in October are 8-2
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 5-5

A few Cardinals at Bearcats trends to consider:
Louisville is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Louisville's last 5 games
Louisville is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Louisville is 9-4 SU in its last 13 games when playing Cincinnati
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Cincinnati is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Cincinnati is 4-9 SU in its last 13 games when playing Louisville
Cincinnati is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Louisville

Next up:
Louisville home to Rutgers, Friday, October 21
Cincinnati at South Florida, Saturday, October 22

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