Louisville 28 -Duke 24
Duke has only given up 95 points this year. Impressive through 7 games. I don’t know what it is but I am haven’t been able to get with the Duke hype. I see it in the numbers. I see it in the results. They are 1-2 vs the top 25 even if the 1 was against lowly Clemson. There’s just something about L&N though. The crowd, the fans, the atmosphere. It will not be denied. The Cards win 28-24 behind a balanced attack. Plummer has a decent game & manages its to victory. I also went with this low of a score because I don’t know who’s playing & who’s not yet. If Jaws is healthy it could be feeding season….
Louisville 31 – Duke 21
I knew Duke was going to have a good squad this year but they are even better than I predicted, I see a low scoring, field possession, run the ball type of game. But Louisville has better big play ability and Cards score late to put it away. I’ll take the Cards in a close one.
Louisville 27 – Duke 21
Defense defeats Riley Lenoard like they dismantled Sam Hartman. Offense gets started late & prevails us to victory.
Louisville 24 – Cards 21
Louisville 28 – Duke 24
Louisville 27 – Duke 24
At the beginning of the season, I predicted Louisville to win the game. That was before I realized Duke was a little better than I thought they would be. Louisville is dealing with some major injuries to key players but should have some defensive players returning. Duke is really impressive up front, and Al Blades Jr. has done a great job in the defensive backfield for Duke. The home field advantage is the deciding factor for me, Cards win 27-24. The Cards defense does just enough to keep Duke from winning the game.
Louisville 31 – Duke 17
Louisville will be back on track. While Duke’s defense is formidable, UofL offense will have had 2 weeks to prepare. They will be able to scheme up some really nice plays. Meanwhile, the defense will likely face a less-than-100% Riley Leonard. This will allow them to key mainly on the run game of Duke and hold them relatively in check. Couple that with a raucous Louisville crowd and it spells a good defensive performance.
The CSZ staff consensus average is
UofL 28 – Duke 22
Las Vegas Line = UofL -4.5
Over/under = 46.5
CSZ staff predicted average odds Lou – 6 Over/Under = 50