Free Week 12 Prediction: Cardinals vs Cougars Odds
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(9-1) #5 Louisville Cardinals vs. Houston Cougars (8-2)
Date: Wednesday, November 17th
Time: 8:00 pm EST
Venue: TDECU Stadium, Houston, Texas
NCAA Football Spread: Louisville -14
NCAA Betting Total: 69
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The drama continues to unfold in the BCS Playoff race and right in thick of it sits the #5 Louisville Cardinals.
They’ll look to continue their push towards the top 4 when they take on 8-2 Houston on Thursday night.
#5 Louisville Cardinals
On October 1st, the Cardinals needed 1 yard to bring up first and goal from the 3 yard line and keep their perfect season alive.
Failing to pick up the first down, Louisville was sent to their first loss and knew the mountain was going to be tough to climb to get back into the race.
After a compliment of upsets, Louisville is right back in the thick of things, but will need some help going forward still in order to jump into the Playoff picture. Louisville currently sits at #5 in the nation, but has Clemson, who beat them, ahead of them.
While Ohio State and Michigan will eliminate one of the participants, it’s still unclear what conference champion could jump Louisville.
All they can do now is keep winning and they’ll certainly be tested here against the Houston Cougars.
Louisville comes in off a 44-12 win over Wake Forest, a game that saw them put up 34 4th quarter points.
Heisman front runner Lamar Jackson had his 7th 100 yard rushing performance of the season and continues to break record after record. Jackson will be asked to do a lot given the hostile environment here.
After defeating Florida State in the Chick-Fil-A Peach Bowl last year and then defeating Oklahoma to start the season in dominating fashion, Houston had their own admirations of playing in the BCS Playoff.
After a pair of upset losses, the Cougars now are playing for a New Years Day Bowl. While they need other things to happen, a win over the #5 team in the nation would be a huge start.
Houston is at the center of many rumors regarding head coach Tom Herman and his status for next year, but for now QB Greg Ward Jr. will look for his final huge upset in regular season play.
The senior is just the 3rd playing to go over 10000 total yards in his time at Houston and sits 2nd on the list with 26 wins in his Houston career.
Houston took down the Cardinals last year on the road 34-31 and has the tools to pull of an upset here.
It’ll start on the defense, who needs to find a way to contain Jackson. Easier said than done, Jackson will look to burn the Cougars with his feet, which is something Houston has struggled with this season.
NCAA Football Handicapping Trends
- Cardinals are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 non-conference games.
- Cardinals are 21-6 ATS in their last 27 road games vs. a team with a winning home record.
- Cardinals are 29-13-1 ATS in their last 43 road games.
- Cougars are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 non-conference games.
- Cougars are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 games after allowing less than 20 points in their previous game.
- Cougars are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 home games.
Free Week 12 NCAA Football Prediction
Houston is going to prove to be a tough test here.
They have the tools to compete, but expect Jackson to find success down the field as the Cougars will be looking to stop his run game.
4* Free NCAA Betting Pick: Over 69
Expect this one to be high scoring. Both offenses are extremely talented and will take chances down field.
Week 12 Free Score Prediction: Louisville 48- Houston 37
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