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Wildcats take on Cardinals in Week 1 contest

Kentucky WildcatsLouisville Cardinals
Sep 2, 3:30 PM | Turf of Papa John's Cardinal Stadium

Kentucky Wildcats vs Louisville Cardinals Odds

5-7TEAM RECORD7-6

In an in-state rivalry game that brings to mind the hardwood rather than the gridiron the Kentucky Wildcats and Louisville Cardinals clash Sunday afternoon at Papa John's Stadium.

The 'Ville, with 15 starters back after going 7-6 last year, are favored by 13.5 points over the 'Cats, who had beaten the Cardinals four times in a row until last year.

View Kentucky vs Louisville Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Bettors looking to back the visiting Wildcats in this one found them as 14-point underdogs on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. The total was 42.5 at 5Dimes earlier.

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Kentucky Wildcats Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on turf are 4-6
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 7-3

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

A few Wildcats at Cardinals trends to consider:
Kentucky is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Louisville
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Kentucky's last 5 games when playing on the road against Louisville
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Kentucky's last 8 games on the road
Kentucky is 3-7 SU in its last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Louisville's last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisville's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Louisville's last 5 games when playing at home against Kentucky
Louisville is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Kentucky home to Kent State, Saturday, September 8
Louisville home to Missouri State, Saturday, September 8

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