We’re now five weeks away from the first game of the 2015 Louisville football season. Pretty exciting, right?
With college football season approaching, the boys in Vegas released odds for some of the weekend’s first games. VegasInsider.com has Louisville as a 2 ½ point favorite over the Miami Hurricanes.
For those that aren’t very knowledgeable when it comes to sports betting, 2 ½ is what they call a pick-em, as the home team is always given 2 ½ points to start with.
It appears that most fans are pretty shocked to see the Cards as just a 2 ½ point favorite, however I don’t think it’s as surprising as others do. Although Louisville crushed the Hurricanes in last season’s bowl game, these are two different teams.
Louisville returns quite a bit of weapons from a season ago, but this is an entirely different staff and the Cards have a brand new quarterback. I think Louisville wins and I think they’ll cover the spread, but with that said, I can see Vegas’ reasoning on the opening spread. Don’t be surprised if it changes quite a bit before kickoff.
Despite getting crushed by Louisville in the Russell Athletic Bowl last season, Miami has high expectations in 2015. They return quite a bit on defense and are very well coached.
As I said, I expect a Louisville win, but I’ll admit I don’t think it’ll be quite as easy as some fans are anticipating.