NCAA football gambling fans have been put off by Louisville’s play under coach Steve Kragthorpe while Pitt suffered a bad loss against the NCAA football lines last week. In Bobby Petrino’s final season at Louisville the Cardinals finished 12-1 straight up and 9-4 against the NCAA football gambling board and were touted as a perennial top 10 program of the future.
Steve Kragthorpe arrived to replace Petrino as a highly touted success story from Tulsa. Unfortunately since he took over in 2007 Kragthorpe as gone 12-15 straight up and 9-15 against the NCAA football lines and seems to be leading a program that is getting worse rather than better.
Last week the Cardinals lost at Utah 14-30 as 14-point NCAA football gambling road dogs. The Ville was outgained 261-416. This came on the heels of a tough NCAA football gambling loss at arch rival Kentucky in which Kragthorpe’s play calling and time management were under heavy criticism.
Kragthorpe now sits on one of the hottest seats in NCAA football gambling. The Pittsburgh Panthers scored a 31-38 NCAA football gambling loss at North Carolina State as 1-point road chalks in which they blew a 31-17 3rd quarter lead.
The loss once again reminded NCAA football gambling fans why they are less than true believers about Pitt head coach Dave Wannstedt, who has never sustained success at any point nor in any job during his head coaching career.
What made last week’s NCAA football gambling loss even more disturbing is that Wannstedt’s area of “expertise” is supposedly on defense. Pitt has covered the spread in the last 2 games of this head to head series and manhandled the Cardinals last year 41-7 as 6-point home favorites.
Pitt is just 16-35 against the spread after a straight up loss while Louisville is 9-3 against the spread after failing to score 20 or more points in their previous game.
If a team and a coach ever needed a win it is Louisville and the question is which Pitt team they will face? The Pitt Panthers that opened 3-0 or the Pitt Panthers that can’t hold a lead on the road?