The college football Labor Day Weekend of action continues on Sunday as the NFL is still a week away and over national television on September 1st will be an attractive matchup as the Ohio Bobcats hit the road in week one to face the Louisville Cardinals. The Bobcats and Cardinals get things started from Louisville at 3:30PM Eastern Time and ESPN TV will provide the TV broadcast. Check the college football odds at Bovada sportsbook.
The current odds from this college football game have the home team Louisville Cardinals favored by -20 ½ points with an over under line coming in at 58 points. A money line play on Louisville will return -1500 odds with the return on the Ohio Bobcats at +890 odds for a money line wager.
The Ohio Bobcats out of the MAC conference is very well coached as Frank Solich enters his ninth year with the school. The team has made a bowl in each of their past four seasons. Ohio will return seven starters on offense and five to their defense. The offense was solid in 2012 and they are led by returning QB Tyler Tettleton who threw for over 2800 yards and 18 touchdowns. The team had an outstanding start to their 2012 campaign as they went 7-0 and there were talks of a BCS Buster. The Bobcats then got struck big time by the injury bug and finished up 2-4 in their final six games. They got healthy enough for their bowl game as the bound a very good Louisiana Monroe team by the score of 45-14 as a +6 ½ point underdog. Offensively the Bobcats were able to gain 445 yards of offense. They were well balanced with 203 yards coming from their ground attack and 242 yards from their run game. The team put up 32 points a game in 2012 and allowed just 25 points to their opponents. There is no doubt this Bobcats team is one of the favorites to dethrone Northern Illinois for the top spot in the conference. Louisville returns six starters back on offense including Teddy Bridgewater who led the Cardinals to an Orange Bowl victory over Florida. When you look at the Louisville game log you don’t see too many blowout victories. That’s because they have a defense that gave up 419 yards per game with 296 coming from opponents passing department.
With our college football pick for Saturday we will play on the Ohio Bobcats +20 ½ points against the Louisville Cardinals but before playing this game take a look at the sportsbook reviews.