Louisville Cardinals at Pittsburgh Panthers (PIT -3, O/U 55)
An ACC battle will take place at Heinz Field on Saturday when Pittsburgh plays host to the Louisville Cardinals. Both teams enter ranked in the Top 25, with Louisville looking to bounce back from a tough loss to Miami (FL) and Pittsburgh hoping to remain unbeaten.
The Panthers have faced an FCS squad in Austin Peay and then ACC bottom-feeder Syracuse, so the matchup with Louisville will be the Panthers’ first true test of the season. They currently sit as modest 3-point favorites over the visiting Cardinals.
Prediction Machine’s college football model projects this one to finish close to the current spread, predicting a final outcome of 31.0-28.4 in favor of Pittsburgh. With no perceived edge against the spread, our free pick this week turns to the current 55-point total. With 59.4 projected points and a total of 55, we have a solid edge on the OVER in this matchup. Our model suggests a $106 wager on OVER 55 for an average $100 bettor.
Prediction Machine’s NCAAF picks went 322-275 ATS (53.9%) and 321-249 on O/Us (56.3%) in 2019, profiting +55.29 units, or $5,529 for an average $100 bettor. Head over to predictionmachine.com to sign up for a free trial and get access to every NCAAF projection.
Why will Louisville at Pittsburgh go OVER the total?
Cardinals at Panthers: How to bet the spread
This matchup currently features a spread of 3 points in favor of Pittsburgh (PIT -3). Prediction Machine’s projected score is 31.0-28.4 in favor of the Panthers, giving us no edge on the current spread in this one.
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