NCAA football betting on Friday features an ESPN 2 matchup in the Big East as Pittsburgh visits Louisville.
The Panthers are almost a TD favorite on the road in college football betting. NCAA football betting on Pittsburgh hasn’t been that successful in recent seasons under head coach Dave Wannstedt. The Panthers are 2-1 this season in college football betting but last week they lost against NC State in a game they could have won. NCAA football betting has Pittsburgh favored at Louisville even though the Panthers have lost in their last three visits to Louisville. They haven’t won there in sports betting since 1983.
This is the 13th all-time NCAA football betting meeting between Pitt and Louisville in a series that goes back to 1976. The Cardinals lead the series, 7-5, and hold a 3-1 advantage in games played in Louisville. This will be the fifth Big East Conference college football betting game between the two schools. Pittsburgh head coach Dave Wannstedt knows the game will not be easy. "They are very physical. They’ve got an outstanding running back. I like their quarterback. I think he ran for 50 yards last week. He is not a Russell Wilson, but he can get out of trouble and make things happen on his feet.” He said, “They have a receiver that didn’t play against us last year. Scott Long, number 84, he’s a big time player. He’s their leading receiver and this guy is very impressive. Defensively, they are doing a good job. They are similar to us. They will mix in a little pressure here and there. They are physical. They are sound. It’s going to be a big challenge for our football team, there’s no question."
The NCAA football betting trends at the sports book are somewhat mixed in this game. The Panthers are 4-1 in sports betting odds in their last 5 games in October but they are 5-12 in college football betting in their last 17 games as a favorite.
Louisville is no bargain either in NCAA football betting but they are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games as a home underdog. The problem is that the Cardinals are 0-5 in NCAA football betting in their last 5 conference college football betting games.
As you look at the sports book total in NCAA football betting, keep in mind that the Over is 5-2 in the Panthers last 7 road games and the Over is 4-1 in the Cardinals last 5 NCAA football betting games overall.