Free Week 3 Prediction: Tigers vs Cardinals Odds
Week 3 College football betting sees the Clemson Tigers taking on the Louisville Cardinals on Thursday September 17th at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, Kentucky. Cappers Picks provides complimentary handicapping picks all NCAA football season long so stay tuned for more FREE college football predictions.
Clemson Tigers (2-0) vs. Louisville Cardinals (0-2)
Date:Thursday, September 17th
Time: 7:30 PM
Venue: Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, Kentucky
NCAA Football Spread: Clemson -6
NCAA Betting Total: OFF
Two teams that have started the season on complete opposite sides of the spectrum clash on Thursday night as the Clemson Tigers head to Kentucky to take on the Louisville Cardinals.
Clemson has raced out of the gates to reach #11 in the AP Poll and both wins have been rather easy for them.
As for Louisville, they looked like they had built a little momentum as they nearly came back Week 1 against the Auburn Tigers, but had a major setback against the Houston Cougars last week.
Kick off is set for 7:30 PM as part of ESPN Thursday Night Football.
#12 Clemson will meet their toughest opponent this season thus far on Thursday night, but that doesn’t mean their first two wins haven’t been impressive.
Clemson has knocked off Wofford and Appalachian State to run their win streak to 29 games against unranked opponents.
Last week Clemson rolled over Appalachian State in a 41-10 decision. Clemson rolled out to a 31-0 lead at the half and cruised in the 2nd half, giving some of their key starters a rest.
Clemson’s offense racked up 392 yards of offense with a majority of that coming from their air attack. QB DeShaun Watson went 19 of 26 for 248 yards. Watson connected with Charone Peake for a pair of touchdowns with Artavis Scott adding another.
The Cardinals started the season off with a terrible half of play as they found themselves in a giant hole against the Auburn Tigers. They picked up a lot of steam in the 2nd half, only to fall short in a 7 point loss.
Even though they looked like they were in for a solid year, a 34-31 home loss to Houston in Week 2 has really set them back.
The Cardinals allowed the Cougars to rack up 462 yards and special teams let them down as Houston ran back a 100 yard kick off.
Louisville also struggled with their turnovers as they had 4 in their loss last week.
QB Lamar Jackson struggled mightily as he threw for 168 yards and a pair of interceptions. He was replaced in the 4th quarter by Sophomore Kyle Bolin who threw for 157 yards and a touchdown.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Tigers are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games in September.
- Tigers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall.
- Tigers are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game.
- Cardinals are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
- Cardinals are 0-6 ATS in their last 6 home games.
Free Week 3 NCAA Football Prediction
Louisville may have opened themselves a QB controversy after last weeks late replacement of Lamar Jackson. Losing to Houston has really made things a mess for them and leave them with so many questions.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Clemson ATS
The Tigers have looked impressive during their first 2 games. At this low of a spread they should roll here.
Week 3 Free Score Prediction: Clemson 31- Louisville 13
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