Louisville Cardinals vs UCF Knights Predictions & Picks

Louisville Cardinals vs UCF Knights Predictions

Key Stat: UCF Knights stormed past the South Carolina Bulldogs on the opening day

Tip Reasoning

  • QB John Rhys Plumlee had four passing and one rushing touchdowns
  • The Cardinals scored just 7 points on the opening day
  • Louisville fell 31-7 to Syracuse Orange last weekend

UCF Knights will be hoping to back up their comprehensive victory from the opening day of the season as they play host to Louisville Cardinals FBC Mortgage Stadium in the first and also one of the most exciting ties of Week 2 in college football. The sportsbooks call this a tight affair with the Knights set as only 6.5 favorites. Nevertheless, we believe the momentum can play a big role on Friday evening since Central Florida will enter the game in much higher spirits.

The Knights scored 56 points in the drubbing of South Carolina State Bulldogs. John Rhys Plumlee was the main catalyst for such a convincing victory as he contributed with 308 yards while completing 20 of 31 passes. The quarterback threw four touchdowns and no interceptions and added as many as 86 rushing yards with one rushing touchdown along the way. Stopping Plumlee will be a massive challenge for the Cardinals who have begun the season with a tough 31-7 loss to Syracuse Orange last time out. We will stick to momentum and back UCF Knights to win in -6.5 spread line at the -110 odds.

Tip Reasoning

Key Stat: The Cardinals have to offer a better offensive display here

  • Plumlee and his Knights should easily get to 40+ points once again
  • We expect the O/U lines to rise as we are getting closer to the kickoff
  • These two teams met each other last year when Louisville won 42-35

Louisville Cardinals managed to get just seven points on the opening day against the Orange. They should be able to offer a somewhat getter resistance here at FBC Mortgage Stadium on Friday, mainly in terms of their offensive showdown. UFC Knights are by no means the strongest defensive team out there. The fact they have allowed 10 points to the Bulldogs last time out makes us believe that the Cardinals should easily get to the 20 or 25+ points territory on Friday. Nevertheless, Louisville will struggle defensively against Plumlee & company which si why we see the Over 61.5 points as the way to go at the -110 odds here.

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Mark loves all American sports since a very young age. He has experience working in the UK for some of the leading UK tipping sites for several years (time goes fast when you having fun), and now has the opportunity to cover Tennis, MMA, UFC, Soccer, NFL, NBA, NHL for all US readers.