College Football Week 3 Picks: Louisville Cardinals vs. Kentucky Wildcats
The Kentucky Wildcats have gained over 200 yards passing and rushing in consecutive games for the first time since 2010, which can't be ignored when making your college football Week 3 picks on Saturday as they prepare to host the Louisville Cardinals at Commonwealth Stadium.
Sports bettors will find that the Wildcats are 13-point home underdogs in the NCAA football odds, with the betting total sitting at 59.5 in the market.
Let's take a closer look at this in-state rivalry from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.
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The Louisville Cardinals will hit the road for the first time this season after picking up a pair of blowout victories at home over Eastern Kentucky (44-7) and Ohio (49-7).
College football handicappers will find that the Cardinals are 0-2 against the spread as road favorites of 10.5 to 14 points over the last two-plus seasons.
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The Kentucky Wildcats picked up their first win in the Mark Stoops era last Saturday, earning a 41-7 victory over Miami (Ohio) as 17.5-point home favorites.
Over the last two-plus seasons, the Wildcats are 0-9 straight up and against the spread as underdogs of 10.5 to 21 points.
I'm going to recommend that readers back the Kentucky Wildcats in the first half, as the Louisville Cardinals are 7-10-1 against the spread as favorites since 2011.
College Football Pick: Kentucky Wildcats +7 First Half
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