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Louisville vs UCF Prediction & College Football Odds for Week 3

Louisville vs UCF Prediction & College Football Odds for Week 3

by Joseph MistrettaSeptember 14, 2021
  • Expect a high scoring ball game
  • Both teams post over 250 yards of total offense
  • UCF pulls away in the second half

Week 3 of the college football season is right around the corner as this contest is scheduled for Friday at 7:30 P.M. EST. The game will feature the 2-0 UCF Knights taking on the 1-1 Louisville Cardinals.

UCF has benefitted from incredible offensive performances so far by averaging 49.5 points per game. Louisville has not quite been as dominant on offense, but still has the ability to post a large number with a solid offensive attack.

Betting Odds for UCF vs Louisville

  • Spread: UCF -7
  • MoneyLine: UCF -275, Louisville +220
  • Total: 68.5

All odds are courtesy of Draftkings Sportsbook

Louisville vs UCF Prediction: Spread

This game projects to be a high-scoring affair. Both teams are allowing over 20 points a game and the offenses have been scoring at a high rate. UCF is coming off of a victory where they posted 63 points. While they likely will not reach that number in this affair, the Cardinal defense should not slow them down all that much.

Louisville should be able to hang around and score some points as well against the UCF defense. Both of these teams are going to be aggressive on offense which should lead to a shootout with UCF holding on at the end.

  • Free Prediction: UCF – 7

Louisville vs UCF Prediction: Moneyline

UCF quarterback Dillon Gabriel has impressed through his first two outings by throwing for 630 yards and six touchdown passes to open up the season. With a strong receiving core led by Jaylon Robinson and Brandon Johnson, there is no reason why this offense will not continue to excel in this game.

Louisville should be able to hang around, but unless they can slow down the passing game UCF will end up with the victory.

  • Free Prediction: UCF -275, Louisville +220

Louisville vs UCF Predictions: Total

As we have mentioned, both of these offenses can post big numbers and that is exactly what we expect for Friday. This should be a fun and exciting game to watch with plenty of scoring on both sides. We are going to raise the total a bit because of the high scoring potential.

  • Free Prediction: 70.5

Prop Predictions

With an exciting quarterback and receiving core, all eyes will be on the UCF passing game. Louisville’s secondary will play a massive role in this one if they can help cover receivers down the field. The Cardinals’ best chance to upset UCF is to limit them just enough on defense and score as often as possible to keep the pressure on.

  • Free Prediction: UCF scores over 40 points
  • Free Prediction: UCF quarterback Dillion Gabriel throws for over 350 yards
  • Free Prediction: Louisville scores over 32 points
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