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Written by Mike Reagan   
Tuesday, 23 October 2012 10:01

ESPN2 Friday Night Football will feature the #16 Louisville Cardinals hosting the Cincinnati Bearcats in a key Big East showdown with kick-off time from Papa John's Cardinal Stadium set for 8:00pm EST. College football odds for week 9 have listed the Cardinals as 4-point home favorites against the Bearcats while the over/under total has been set at 54. Cincinnati is coming off a stunning 23-29 upset loss at Toledo to fall to 5-1 SU and 3-2 ATS on the season. The loss was a set back as far as the gaming public’s confidence and belief in UC as well as the credibility of the Big East overall.

Cincinnati ranks 24th in the country for total offense and 20th for scoring defense. QB Munchie Legaux has passed for 1,435-yards but had a terrible game in the loss at Toledo passing for just 15/36 and 2 picks. Handicapping trends for Cincinnati at Louisville have the Bearcats listed as road underdogs in College football odds despite recently going 8-1 overall, 6-2 on the road and 4-1 against the Cardinals. Louisville is considered to be by many the best team in the Big East conference and they are now at 7-0 SU but just 3-4 ATS after a miraculous comeback win in the final seconds at home over South Florida last week 27-25. Coach Charlie Strong’s Cardinals have shown great resilience and ability to come up with wins in the end as they have had a host of close shaves.

QB Teddy Bridgewater has passed for nearly 1,700-yards with Senorise Perry rushing for 588 yards while the Cards rank a respectable 32nd in the nation for total defense. College football odds for week 9 favor Louisville at home despite having a 6-13 ATS record at home and having gone 4-9 ATS when playing on Friday. That being said, the squad is also a strong 6-1 ATS versus teams with a winning record. Cincinnati is 4-9 ATS versus teams with a winning record and is 6-15 ATS after failing to cover the spread in their previous game. The road team has gotten the money in 6 of the last 7 in this head to head series with Cincinnati covering 4 of their last 5 trips to “The Ville.”

Cincinnati vs Louisville
College Football Odds: Cardinals -4
Over/Under Total: 54
Moneyline: Louisville -165 | Cincinnati +145

Last Updated on Saturday, 10 November 2012 00:46