College football betting fans will evaluate whether Louisville has enough talent to cover the college football gambling board against 1-AA Eastern Kentucky.
Kickoff on Saturday is at 3:35 PM Eastern time.
Louisville began their new era under first year head coach Charlie Strong with a tough 23-16 home loss to the Kentucky Wildcats as they failed to cover the NCAA football betting lines as a 3-point home dog in newly expanded Papa John’s Stadium. Louisville trailed Kentucky at one time 20-6 before putting on a late rally that ran out of time.
The Cardinals were sloppy in the first half but looked much better in the final 30 minutes of action which has given them hope and confidence for this week’s matchup.
“I just called them in and I said we’re giving up too many big plays, that cannot happen anymore,” said Strong.
Senior running back Bilai Powell looks like he will be an asset for the Louisville with the NCAA football betting odds as he ran for 153 yards on 16 carries including an 80 yard touchdown run.
Senior quarterback Adam Froman was encouraged despite the loss. “We were talking we were ready to go and everything, but I don’t think we truly bought into the fact of bow good we can be and how good we are,” said Froman.
“I think we had flashes where we did some really good stuff and I think that kind of confirmed to us and showed us we are the team that we say we are.” Froman finished 14-29 for 127 yards and an interception but was victimized by several dropped passes.
Louisville has covered just 2 out of their last 7 games against the spread as a favorite of 8 points or more. The Cardinals have gotten the money in 6 out of their last 9 non conference games. UL has gone 3-9 against the spread in games that follow a straight up loss since 2008.
Eastern Kentucky lost their college football betting opener to Missouri State last week 31-9. EKU had just 35 yards rushing and committed 3 turnovers. The Colonels got 315 yards passing from TJ Tryor but he was intercepted 2 times.