Originally written on The Cardinal Connect  |  Last updated 10/9/13
As good as this year’s Louisville team is, I’ll admit that I was a little surprised to see the Cards open as a 16 ½ point favorite over Rutgers. I was even more surprised when the spread jumped to 17-points just a couple of hours later. Apparently the folks in Vegas know something that we don’t, because as of 3:30 this afternoon, Louisville is now a 19-point favorite over Rutgers according to multiple sports books. Match-up LVH MGM William Hill Wynn Rutgers Louisville -19 18.5 -19 -19 With DeVante Parker’s status still unknown, I honestly thought the spread would drop significantly. I certainly didn’t expect it to climb. With that said, I have a feeling that Louisville will look like the much better team tomorrow night. I think Strong and his team are aware of the rare opportunity that they have. For one time this season, all eyes will be on Louisville, which means they need to go out and make a statement.
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