The Clemson Tigers look to dominate the Louisville Cardinals when they head to Kentucky on Saturday a massive road favorite. Clemson feels it’s back on track after a scintillating Week 7 victory. Can the Tigers take down the Cardinals and cover the spread? Keep reading for the college football odds, analysis and a free pick for Clemson vs Louisville!
Clemson vs Louisville 2019 College Football Week 8 Odds, Preview & Pick
- When: Saturday, Oct. 19 at 12:00pm ET
- Where: Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, KY
- TV: ABC
- Radio: Clemson / Louisville
- Live Stream: ESPN+
- ATS Odds: Clemson -24
- Mostly Sunny: 23°C/73°F
- Humidity: 55%
- Precipitation: 10%
- Wind: 10 mph S
- Cloud Cover: 16%
- Type of Stadium: Open
Why Clemson Tigers are a good bet -24?
Clemson struggled for a 21-20 victory over the North Carolina Tar Heels on Sep. 28. If not for Mack Brown deciding to go for 2 instead of tying the game, who knows? But, although the Tigers almost lost to UNC, they bounced back in their next game by dominating a fired up Florida State squad 45-14. Clemson remains one of the Top 5 teams in college football. They should handle the Louisville Cardinals no problem on Saturday.
- Total Yards: 497
- Passing Yards: 258.2
- Rushing Yards: 238.8
- Points Scored: 39.2
- Total Yards: 254.8
- Passing Yards: 150.3
- Rushing Yards: 104.5
- Points Allowed: 12.3
Why Louisville Cardinals are a good bet +24?
Louisville was one of the worst teams in college football last season. Not so in 2019. The Cardinals have a great 4-2 SU record. They’ve also gone 4-2 against the spread. In their last game, they showed why they’re so much more competitive in 2019 than they were in 2018. Speed. The Cardinals are ultra-fast on both sides of the football. The defense doesn’t have as many playmakers as the offense, but Louisville’s speed led them to a cover victory against Notre Dame in Week 1 and a straight up beat down of Wake Forest on Oct. 12.
- Total Yards: 490.5
- Passing Yards: 261.3
- Rushing Yards: 229.2
- Points Scored: 37.3
- Total Yards: 439.3
- Passing Yards: 264.8
- Rushing Yards: 174.5
- Points Allowed: 31.5
College Football Week 8 Betting Trends for Clemson vs Louisville
- Tigers are 7-1 ATS in the last 8 road games
- Tigers are 9-2 ATS in the last 11 conference games
- The total went UNDER in 4 of Clemson’s last 5 games
- Cardinals are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 games after scoring more than 40 points in their previous game
- Cardinals are 4-1 ATS in the last 5 games after accumulating more than 200 yards rushing in their previous game
- The total went OVER in 10 of Louisville’s last 14 games
Clemson vs Louisville Final Betting Analysis
Clemson dominated Louisville 77-16 last season. That won’t happen this season. The Louisville Cardinals average 37.3 points per. They do it with the type of offense that spreads you out and forces you to cover the entire field.
The Tigers have a good defense. It’s not nearly as shut down as it was when they won the championship last year. The reason? The defensive line isn’t as talented. The secondary won’t be able to keep Louisville’s wide receivers from separating if they can’t get to Cardinals’ quarterback Malik Cunningham.
Clemson will win. They might win comfortably. But, a comfortable in this game is 17 to 20 points. Louisville covers.
College Football Week 8 Free Pick: Louisville +24