Cardinal Football

Louisville – Western Kentucky: Cards Favored But The Spread Is Shrinking

According to, Louisville opened up as 23-point favorites in their week three match-up with the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers. Within a few hours, the spread dropped to 21-points.

Louisville is 0-2 against the spread, per Vegas Insider. The Cards were closing line 24-point underdogs against Alabama in week one and failed to cover. The Cards also failed to cover as 42-point favorites against Indiana State in week two.

Louisville Results 
Date Opponent Closing Line Total Result ATS
Sep 1 @ Alabama Crimson Tide 24 61 Lost  14 – 51 Loss
Sep 8 Indiana State Sycamores -42 68.5 Won  31 – 7 Loss  /  Under
Sep 15 Western Kentucky Hilltoppers 7:30 PM

Western Kentucky enters week three without a win on their resume. The Tops were crushed by No. 4 Wisconsin in their opener 34-3, but did cover the 36.5 point spread. In week two Western Kentucky was favored by ten over Maine of the FCS level. Not only did they not cover, they actually lost the game 31-28.

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