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Louisville Cardinals Host the Kent State Golden Flashes in Week 4 NCAA Football Betting Odds Action

Papa John's Cardinal Stadium will feature the Kent State Golden Flashes vs Louisville Cardinals on Saturday as both teams try to pay off for betting fans in Week 4 action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the betting opening line for this matchup, the Louisville Cardinals sat as -37-point favorite, according to 5Dimes. The total had not been posted early in the week, so check the lines pages for the latest.

A 44-13 result in favor of the Cardinals was the prediction by the Odds Shark handicapping pick engine earlier this week. Check the picks page or matchup report during the week as factors may cause that prediction to be re-run. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Kent State Golden Flashes vs Louisville Cardinals Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

This season the Louisville Cardinals are 2-1 overall and 0-2-1 ATS against the spread, while the Golden Flashes are 1-2 and 0-3 ATS. As for the totals, Louisville is 2-1 on the OU, and Kent State is 2-1 Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Louisville vs Kent State injuries news.

The Louisville Cardinals sit at No. 30 in the current College Football Power Rankings here at Odds Shark, while the Kent State Golden Flashes are at No. 121 on that chart.

Statistical Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Louisville Cardinals No. 47-ranked offense (34.33 PPG) against a Kent State Golden Flashes defense that ranks No. 111 at 36 PPG. The Louisville Cardinals passing attack has averaged 362.67 yards per game, more than the Kent State Golden Flashes give up through the air (253.67 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Kent State Golden Flashes feature the league's No. 94-rated road run defense, allowing 255.5 yards per game. Louisville, meanwhile, ranks No. 104 in rushing offense at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Kent State was hammered in its last outing, as Marshall ran up a 21-0 score against them at Joan C. Edwards Stadium.

Lamar Jackson handled the Tigers defense in his team's most recent action, throwing for 317 yards, but Louisville still lost to Clemson 47-21.

Betting Trends
  • Kent State is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Kent State is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games
  • Kent State is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Kent State is 3-16 SU in its last 19 games on the road
  • Louisville is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Louisville is 17-6 SU in its last 23 games
  • Louisville is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 14 of Louisville's last 21 games

Next Betting Matchups

Kent State home to Buffalo, Saturday, September 30th
Louisville home to Murray State, Saturday, September 30th