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Louisville Cardinals Football
The Cardinals had an uncharacteristically down year in 2020, posting a losing record for only the second time during their seven-year stint in the ACC.
That said, sportsbooks are predicting a step forward for head coach Scott Satterfield's squad in 2021, setting their win total at seven games and giving them the fifth-best odds to win the ACC coming off their ninth-place finish last season.
You can find all of those odds above. Additionally, we have Louisville's full schedule, depth charts, key injuries, news, against-the-spread (ATS) performance and much more.
Louisville Cardinals Point Spreads
Despite their poor overall record, betting on Cardinals spreads was a profitable venture last year. This is important since spread bets are one of the most popular bets in the U.S. Spread bets are bets based on the margin of victory that sportsbooks expect in a game.
Here’s an example for a Cards game vs. Pittsburgh from last year:
- Louisville +3 (-110)
- Pittsburgh -3 (-110)
The Cardinals lost the game, 23-20, making the bet a tie or a push. This means bettors on either side got their money back. For Cardinals bets to have won, they would’ve needed to win the game or lose by one or two points. Pittsburgh backers would have needed a win by four or more for their bets to cash.
Louisville Cardinals Over/Unders
Another popular bet that can be made on college football games is an over/under or total bet. With these bets, neither the winner of the game nor the winning margin matter. Instead, you’re betting on the combined scoring of the teams. Cardinals games cashed for over bettors seven of 11 times last year.
Using their game against Georgia Tech as an example, books set the total at 63. The game finished 46-27 for Tech for a combined 73 points. This was a winner for anyone who bet the over. Had the teams combined for fewer than 63 points, under bets would have cashed; if it landed at exactly 63, both sides would've gotten their stake back.
Louisville Cardinals Moneylines
Another common college football bet is a moneyline bet. Instead of handicapping a team by a certain number of points, oddsmakers adjust the payout based on the chances either team has of winning.
Moneyline bets are easiest to understand if you think in units of $100. Were the Cardinals to defeat Georgia Tech as +150 underdogs, a $100 bet would profit $150. Had they been -150 favorites instead, you’d need to bet $150 to have a chance at a $100 return.
Louisville Cardinals Props
If you have a favorite Cardinal and want to bet on his stats for the game, look at proposition, or prop, bets. Like over/unders, prop bets are bets on whether more or less of something will happen than the books are expecting. For example, DB Chandler Jones could have his interception prop set at 0.5. If he’s able to get one or more picks, then the over bettors win. If he finishes without any, the unders take it.
College football player props are far less common than NFL ones, so make sure to find a sportsbook that offers them.
Louisville Cardinals Futures
You can also bet on a variety of end-of-season results for the Cardinals. These are called futures bets.
Some Cardinals futures bets available include, among others, their odds to win the ACC, win the national title, or go over a certain number of wins for the season. These bets are priced like moneylines to reflect how likely they are to happen.