This annual match-up can be seen nationally on ESPN with kickoff slated for 3:30 ET from Papa John’s Stadium. The Wildcats broke a string of four consecutive seasons of watching Kentucky become a “Red State” in 2007 by knocking off the Cardinals 40-34, and covering the spread as 4.5-point favorites for their football betting backers.
It was a banner year for the Kentucky football program in 2007 under HC Rich Brooks. The team went 7-5 in the regular season and closed out the year by beating Florida State in the Music City Bowl. It wasn’t such a dominant year for their NCAA football betting fans though, as they only went 6-5-1 against the closing football betting line.
Wildcats bettors could be in for a long ’08 though, as Brooks will have to replace departed QB Andre Woodson. For as good of a year as it was for their cross-town rivals, the Cardinals were just as disastrous. The college football odds were seemingly always against Louisville in ’07, as they only managed a 4-7 ATS record, including a 1-4 mark at Papa John’s Stadium.
The biggest disgrace was losing outright to the Syracuse Orange, giving no hope for the football betting fans that backed them as 37-point favorites. At the time, it was the largest point-spread upset in NCAA football history. HC Steve Kragthorpe could be in for another long campaign, as he must now replace his quarterback as Brian Brohm is now a backup quarterback for the Green Bay Packers.
NCAA odds makers have predicted that it will be a “Red State” affair yet again, selecting Louisville as a 3.5-point home favorites in the battle for the Governor’s Cup. Sports-Gambling.com Sportsbook is your home for all of your football betting needs, whether it be spread, moneyline, or ‘total’ wagering.
Before turning the tube to ESPN on Sunday afternoon, be sure to open an account and get your NCAA action down in this battle to see whether Kentucky will be a “Red State” or a “Blue State” in 2008!