UCF Vs. Louisville: College Football Betting Picks, Predictions And Tips – September 17, 2021

Posted By PlayPicks Staff on September 18, 2021

The UCF Knights (2-0) square off against the Louisville Cardinals (1-1) in college football action at Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky. The Knights (-7) travel to face the Cardinals (+215 to win on the moneyline) on September 17, 2021 at 7:30 PM ET on ESPN. The total for the contest is set at 67 points.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 17, 2021, 12:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

UCF Vs. Louisville Odds

Computer Pick

Computer picks for UCF vs Louisville
Spread Over/Under
UCF (-7) Over (67)

Predictions are calculated by a data-driven algorithm (raw power score) that ranks head-to-head matchup results within a closed network of games. Prediction confidence is determined by the delta between each team’s raw power score.

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Team Stat Comparison

UCF Stats (Rank) Louisville
49.5 (5) Points Per Game 27.0 (84)
22.5 (68) Points Per Game Against 23.0 (72)
349.5 (9) Pass Yards 194.5 (87)
259.0 (101) Pass Yards Against 265.0 (102)
272.5 (11) Rush Yards 156.5 (72)
22.0 (2) Rush Yards Against 137.0 (70)
2 (52) Giveaways 2 (52)
2 (58) Takeaways 2 (58)
0 Turnover Differential 0

UCF Vs. Louisville Betting Insights

UCF Stats And Trends

  • UCF has one win against the spread this year.
  • The Knights are yet to lose ATS (1-0) as a 7-point favorite or greater this season.
  • The point total average for Knights games this season is 68.0, 1.0 point higher than the over/under for this matchup.

Louisville Stats And Trends

  • Louisville hasn’t won a game against the spread this year.
  • The Cardinals don’t have a win ATS (0-1) as a 7-point favorite or more this season.
  • The average total for Cardinals games is 69.0 points, 2.0 more than this game’s over/under.

UCF Players To Watch

  • Dillon Gabriel has been a dual threat to lead UCF in both passing and rushing. He has 650 passing yards (325.0 ypg), completing 66.7% of his passes and collecting six touchdown passes and two interceptions this season. He’s rushed for 107 yards (53.5 ypg) on 14 carries with one rushing touchdown.
  • The team’s top rusher, Isaiah Bowser, has carried the ball 44 times for 229 yards (114.5 per game), with five touchdowns this year. He’s also caught five passes for 33 yards (16.5 per game).
  • Jaylon Robinson’s team-high 187 receiving yards (93.5 yards per game) have come on eight receptions with one touchdown.
  • Ryan O’Keefe has put up a 155-yard season so far (77.5 receiving yards per game), reeling in 11 passes.
  • Brandon Johnson’s 12 grabs have netted him 128 yards (64.0 ypg) and two touchdowns.

Louisville Players To Watch

  • Malik Cunningham leads Louisville with 374 passing yards (187.0 ypg) on 37-of-60 passing with two touchdowns and one interception this season. He also has 108 rushing yards (54.0 ypg) on 29 carries while scoring four touchdowns on the ground.
  • Jalen Mitchell’s team-high 139 rushing yards (69.5 per game) have come on 30 carries this year. He’s also added four catches for 33 yards (16.5 per game).
  • Josh Johnson’s team-high 81 receiving yards (40.5 yards per game) have come on eight receptions.
  • Ahmari Huggins-Bruce has recorded 74 receiving yards (37.0 yards per game), reeling in six passes this year.
  • Marshon Ford’s five catches have netted him 56 yards (28.0 ypg).
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