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

The UCF Knights (2-0) play the Louisville Cardinals (1-1) at Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, Kentucky. The Cardinals (+220 moneyline odds to win) will welcome the Knights (-7) on September 17, 2021 at 7:30 PM ET on ESPN. A total of 67.5 points has been set for the matchup.

Before placing a bet on this game, take a look at this article to find 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 15, 2021, 12:00 AM ET. See table below for current betting odds and CLICK HERE to bet at DraftKings Sportsbook.

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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 Cardinals’ defense gives up 265.0 yards through the air per game (102nd in the FBS). The Knights’ 349.5 passing yards per game is ninth in college football.
  • UCF has the second-ranked offense in the FBS in yards per game (622.0). They play a Louisville defense ranked 95th, giving up 402.0 yards per game.
  • The Cardinals give up 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 attempt the Knights give up (second in the FBS).
  • Louisville has the 72nd-ranked rushing offense in the FBS (156.5 yards per game). It faces UCF’s second-ranked rushing defense, which allows 22.0 on the ground.
  • The Knights’ defense has zero sacks (15th-fewest in the FBS). The Cardinals have given up two sacks to rank 51st in college football.
  • Louisville’s offense averages 6.1 yards per pass attempt (100th in the FBS). UCF’s defense gives up 5.8 yards per passing play (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 the moneyline favorite just one other time so far this season, a game they won.

Louisville Betting Trends And Insights

  • The Cardinals have not covered the spread this season (0-1 ATS) when playing as at least 7-point underdogs.
  • The Cardinals lost the only game they’ve played as the underdog this season.

UCF Players To Watch

  • This year, Dillon Gabriel has racked up 650 passing yards (325.0 yards per game) while going 50-for-75 (66.7% completion percentage) and throwing six touchdowns and two interceptions. He has added 107 rushing yards on 14 carries with one touchdown, averaging 53.5 yards per game.
  • Isaiah Bowser has rushed for a team-leading 229 yards on 44 carries (114.5 yards per game) while scoring five touchdowns. He also averages 16.5 receiving yards per game, grabbing five passes for 33 yards.
  • Jaylon Robinson has eight catches, leading his team with 187 yards (93.5 ypg) while also scoring one touchdown this season.
  • Ryan O’Keefe has also tacked on 155 yards on 11 catches. He puts up 77.5 receiving yards per game this year.
  • Brandon Johnson has collected 128 yards on 12 receptions with two touchdowns, averaging 64.0 yards per game.

Louisville Players To Watch

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

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