NCAA Friday Night Betting: Cincinnati at 16 Louisville

On Friday night, the No. 16 Louisville Cardinals take on the Cincinnati Bearcats in a Big East conference matchup. The game in Papa John's Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, KY, is scheduled to begin at 8:00 PM ET, and will be televised on ESPN2.

The Bearcats come into this game after dropping out of the Top 25. Ranked No. 21 last week, they lost to the Toledo Rockets, 29-23. With that, Cincinnati suffered their first loss of the season. The Rockets pulled off the upset without scoring an offensive touchdown. They racked up 5 field goals, returned an interception for a touchdown, and returned a kick for another. Bearcats QB Munchie Legaux threw 15-of-36, for 227 yards, and 1 touchdown, but also 2 interceptions. Start your College Football Gambling on Cincinnati at 16 Louisville Game.

The Cardinals maintained their No. 16 rankings with a 27-25 win at home over the South Florida Bulls. Up 21-10 in the fourth quarter, the Bulls scored two touchdowns to take a 25-21 lead. A Cardinals touchdown in the final 1:35 put them back on top for good, and they avoided being upset. QB Teddy Bridgewater threw 21-of-25, for 256 yards, and 2 touchdowns. Louisville is -2 ½ points ATS on the year so far.

These two teams have a combined 12-1 record SU this year. The road team is 8-3 ATS in this series, and the favorite is 11-4 ATS. Louisville is 10-4 ATS in the series, but Cincinnati has won the last 4 SU. The Bearcats are 6-2 and 4-0 ATS lately, but 4-10 ATS against opponents from the Big East. The Cardinals are 14-4 ATS recently, and 7-1 ATS against Big East teams. They are 6-1 ATS against teams with .500 or better records, and are 5-1 ATS following a loss spreadwise. Check the College Football odds for Cincinnati vs. 16 Louisville Game.

In last year's meetings, the Bearcats were 15 12 point favorites, winning 25-16, but failing to cover. In 2010, the Bearcats were 3 point favorites, winning 35-27. In 2009, Cincinnati was a 17 point favorite, and won in a rout, 41-10. In 2008, Cincinnati were favored by 4, winning 28-20.

For this Friday night's game, Louisville is a 3 ½ point home favorite from SBGGlobal Sportsbook. The over/under is set at 54 points.

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