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The point spread for this year’s Belk Bowl between the Louisville Cardinals and NC State Wolfpack opened up at -3 in favor of the Wolfpack at Bovada Sportsbook on 12/12/11. As of Saturday night (12/17), the line has not moved. Bovada hasn’t released a total, but most books have it set at 44.5. Right now, 52% of the betting public is on Louisville and 51% are on the over. To help you better decide who to bet, take a look at these trends for tonight.
Cardinals are 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games as an underdog.
Cardinals are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games on grass.
Wolfpack are 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 neutral site games.
Wolfpack are 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 Bowl games.
Under is 5-1-1 in Cardinals last 7 vs. a team with a winning record.
Over is 4-1 in Cardinals last 5 games in December.
Under is 4-1 in Wolfpack last 5 Bowl games.
Under is 4-1 in Wolfpack last 5 games following a S.U. win.
My Prediction: This one is tough to call. NC State has the advantage on offense while Louisville holds the advantage on defense. Louisville has covered 8 of their last 10 overall and all 6 away from home this year. With this close of a game I look at who has the quarterback edge and that would be Mike Glennon and NC State. They are also playing close to home and sold out their allotment of tickets for this game. Either pass on this game or take the ‘Pack.
NC State -2.5