UCF Vs Louisville NCAA Football Betting Odds and Trends | 9/17/2021

The UCF Knights (2-0) and the Louisville Cardinals (1-1) meet in college football action at Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky. The Cardinals (+220 on the moneyline to win) and the Knights (-7) match up on September 17, 2021 at 7:30 PM ET on ESPN. A total of 68.5 points has been set for the matchup by bookmakers.

Before placing a bet on this game, read this article to see the best available odds and everything else you need to know about the matchup — including key metrics, betting trends, team and player stats and more.

The betting insights in this article reflect betting data from DraftKings as of September 14, 2021, 12:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

UCF Vs. Louisville Betting Odds

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UCF Offense Vs. Louisville Defense

Knights Offense Stats (Rank) Cardinals Defense
49.5 (5) Points/Gm 23.0 (72)
622.0 (2) Yards/Gm 402.0 (95)
349.5 (9) Pass Yards/Gm 265.0 (102)
272.5 (11) Rush Yards/Gm 137.0 (70)
8.6 (45) Yards/Pass 8.0 (100)
6.1 (13) Yards/Rush 4.3 (84)
57.1% (10) 3rd Down % 28.6% (25)
2 (52) Turnovers 2 (58)
3 (83) Sacks 2 (58)

Louisville Offense Vs. UCF Defense

Louisville Offense Stats (Rank) UCF Defense
27.0 (84) Points/Gm 22.5 (68)
351.0 (83) Yards/Gm 281.0 (32)
194.5 (87) Pass Yards/Gm 259.0 (101)
156.5 (72) Rush Yards/Gm 22.0 (2)
6.1 (100) Yards/Pass 5.8 (41)
4.1 (76) Yards/Rush 1.1 (2)
33.3% (95) 3rd Down % 37.9% (79)
2 (52) Turnovers 2 (58)
2 (51) Sacks 0 (113)

When UCF Has The Ball

  • The 349.5 passing yards per game the Knights average ranks them ninth in the FBS, while the 265.0 the Cardinals allow ranks them 102nd in college football.
  • UCF’s offense ranks second in the FBS in yards per game (622.0), while Louisville ranks 95th in yards allowed (402.0).
  • The Cardinals allow 4.3 yards per rushing attempt (84th in the FBS). The Knights are 13th in rushing, averaging 6.1 per carry.
  • UCF has the fifth-ranked offense in the FBS (49.5 points per game), and will be up against Louisville’s 72nd-ranked defense (23.0 ppg).

When Louisville Has The Ball

  • The Cardinals average 4.1 yards per carry (76th in college football) compared to the 1.1 per rushing attempt the Knights allow (second in the FBS).
  • UCF allows 22.0 rushing yards per game (second in the FBS). Louisville’s running game ranks 72nd in college football (156.5).
  • The Knights’ defense has zero sacks (15th-fewest in the FBS). The Cardinals have conceded two sacks to rank 51st in college football.
  • Louisville averages 6.1 yards per pass attempt (100th in the FBS) compared to the 5.8 per pass UCF allows (41st in college football).

UCF Betting Trends And Insights

  • The Knights have won their only game this season when playing as at least 7-point favorites.
  • The Knights have been listed as the moneyline favorite only one other time so far this season, a game they won.

Louisville Betting Trends And Insights

  • The Cardinals have not covered the spread when an underdog by 7 points or more this season (in one opportunity).
  • The Cardinals lost the only game they’ve played as the underdog this season.

UCF Players To Watch

  • Dillon Gabriel leads the team with 650 passing yards (325.0 yards per game) and has a 66.7% completion percentage this year (50-of-75) while throwing six touchdowns with two interceptions. He also has 107 rushing yards on 14 carries with one touchdown, averaging 53.5 yards per game.
  • Isaiah Bowser has rushed for a team-high 229 yards on 44 attempts (114.5 yards per game) and five touchdowns. He also has 33 receiving yards on five catches (16.5 yards per game) .
  • Jaylon Robinson has eight catches and paces his team with 187 receiving yards (93.5 ypg) while scoring one touchdown.
  • Ryan O’Keefe has added 11 receptions for 155 yards.
  • This season Brandon Johnson has caught 12 passes for 128 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 64.0 receiving yards per game.

Louisville Players To Watch

  • Malik Cunningham leads the team with 374 passing yards (187.0 yards per game) and has a 61.7% completion percentage this year (37-of-60) while throwing two touchdowns with one interception. He also has 108 rushing yards on 29 carries with four touchdowns, averaging 54.0 yards per game.
  • Jalen Mitchell has 30 carries for a team-high 139 rushing yards (69.5 per game) and zero touchdowns. He also has four catches for 33 receiving yards (16.5 per game).
  • Josh Johnson has eight catches, leading his team with 81 yards (40.5 ypg) this season.
  • Ahmari Huggins-Bruce has contributed with six catches for 74 yards this year. He puts up 37.0 receiving yards per game.
  • Marshon Ford is averaging 28.0 yards per game, racking up five receptions for 56 yards.

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