Who: UCF vs Louisville
Time: September 17, 2021 7:30 EST
Venue: Cardinal Stadium – Louisville, KY
UCF vs Louisville Odds:
Moneyline: UCF: (-300) | Louisville: (+235)
Spread: UCF: -7.5 (-110) | Louisville: +7.5 (-110)
Total: 70.5 – Over: (-110) | Under: (-110)
UCF vs Louisville Betting Preview
An interesting non-conference affair is set for Friday, September 17, 2021, when the UCF Knights (2-0) visit the Louisville Cardinals (1-1). UCF, who will be joining the Big 12, will look to knock off a power five conference opponent to keep their momentum going. This game will air live on ESPN at 7:30 p.m. EST.
Through two games, the UCF offense is averaging 49.5 points per game and 286.5 total yards, 159.0 through the air and 127.5 on the ground. Defensively, the Knights are allowing 31.0 points and 283.0 yards, 263.0 passing and 20.0 rushing.
The Louisville offense is averaging 27.0 points and 397.5 yards, 241.0 through the air and 156.5 on the ground. Defensively, the Cardinals are allowing 23.0 points and 402.0 yards, 265.0 passing and 137.0 rushing.
Below is my college football pick, and preview, for UCF Knights vs Louisville Cardinals.
UCF vs Louisville Betting Stats & Trends
UCF is 3-8 ATS in their last 11 games.
UCF is 6-2 SU in their last 8 games.
UCF is 6-1 SU in their last 7 games on the road.
UCF is 4-10 SU in their last 14 games against an opponent in the Atlantic Coast conference.
The total has gone OVER in 6 of UCF’s last 7 games played in September.
UCF is 4-2 ATS in their last 6 games played in week 3.
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of UCF’s last 5 games played on a Friday.
Louisville is 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games.
The total has gone OVER in 12 of Louisville’s last 18 games.
Louisville is 4-8 SU in their last 12 games.
Louisville is 4-1 SU in their last 5 games at home.
Louisville is 1-5 ATS in their last 6 games against an opponent in the American Athletic Conference conference.
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Louisville’s last 12 games played in September.
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisville’s last 5 games played in week 3.
Louisville is 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games played on a Friday.
Louisville is 1-7 SU in their last 8 games when playing as the underdog.
UCF vs Louisville Pick
UCF struggled for a quarter, but eventually ran away with a 63-14 home win over the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats. This game was tied at seven midways through the first quarter but reeled off 35 consecutive points to cruise to the big win. Dillon Gabriel went 23/36 for 312 yards, two touchdowns, zero interceptions, and added 43 yards and one touchdown on the ground. Isaiah Bowser had himself a day on the ground as he rushed 12 times for 59 yards and four (!) touchdowns. Defensively, the Knights allowed 279 total yards, 255 through the air, and forced one Wildcats interception.
Louisville bounced back from a rough opening game to beat the Eastern Kentucky Colonels 30-3. The Cardinals score the first 13 points of the game and never led by less than 10 after that point. Malik Cunningham went 15/23 for 276 yards, one touchdown, zero interceptions, and added 29 yards and two touchdowns on the ground. Louisville ran the ball 38 times for 158 yards and two touchdowns on the day. Defensively, the Cardinals allowed 235 yards and forced three Eastern Kentucky turnovers, two interceptions and one fumble.
UCF vs Louisville Series History: UCF won the most recent meeting, back in 2013, to tie the all-time series at one win a piece.