Clemson Favored on the Road Over Louisville in Week 3

Clemson Tigers logoWeek 3 of the NCAA football season kicks off with the Clemson Tigers taking on the Louisville Cardinals. The game at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium is scheduled to kick off at 7:30 PM ET, with Clemson favored on the road.

Clemson is 2-0 SU so far this season, and 2-0 ATS. This will be their first game on the road, and the total has gone OVER in one of their games, and UNDER in the other. They are coming off of a 41-10 win over Appalachian State, where they won against the spread as 18 ½ point home favorites, and the total went UNDER the 57 ½ point line that was set by the sportsbook.

Louisville is 0-2 SU overall this year, and 1-1 ATS. They are 0-1 at home, and the total has gone OVER in one of their games, with the other being a PUSH. They are coming off of a 34-31 loss to Houston, where they lost against the spread as 13 ½ point home favorites, and the total went OVER the 55 ½ point line that was set for the oddsmakers.

The Tigers are 6-0 ATS in September, and 4-0 ATS overall lately. They are 5-1 ATS coming off of a win spreadwise, and 1-4 ATS on the road. They are 0-5 ATS in conference play. The total has gone UNDER in all 4 of their recent games after a win spreadwise, and UNDER in 5 of their last 6 overall. The total has gone OVER in 12 of their last 16 matchups in September, and UNDER in 9 of their last 13 on Thursday.

The Cardinals are 10-3 ATS after a SU loss, and 17-6 ATS against conference opponents. They are 0-6 ATS at home lately. The total has gone OVER in 5 of their last 8 games overall, and OVER in 4 of their last 6 against teams with a winning record. The total has gone UNDER in 9 of their last 13 in September, and UNDER in 6 of their last 9 conference matchups.

These teams have only met once before, when Clemson won 23-17 in October 2014. In that game, Louisville won against the spread as 8 ½ point road dogs, and the total went UNDER the 46 ½ point line that the sportsbooks set.

For Thursday night's matchup, Clemson is listed as a 6 point home favorite. As of this writing, the total has not been set yet by NCAA football oddsmakers, and the moneyline is also not yet released. Check back throughout the week for updated betting odds from SBG.