Louisville at North Carolina College Football Week 2 Odds & Pick

Posted by Derrick Harper on September 5, 2017 in

A big game in College Football on Saturday features the Louisville Cardinals and the North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday. The Louisville Cardinals come into the game ranked 16th in the Associated Press poll. Louisville struggled, but beat Purdue in the season opener in Indianapolis on Saturday.

For North Carolina, they are looking for their first win of the season. The Tar Heels lost at home to the Bears of California; allowing 35 points. The Tar Heels have a trip to Old Dominion next, before hosting their rival Duke Blue Devils. The Louisville Cardinals come into this game at -8 over North Carolina.

Louisville at North Carolina College Football Week 2 Odds & Pick

When: Saturday September 9, 2017; 11:00 AM CT
Where: Kenan Memorial Stadium; Chapel Hill, NC
TV: ESPN
Radio: WHAS 840 AM (Louisville) / 97.9 FM (North Carolina)
Stream OptionWatchESPN
NFL Odds: Louisville Cardinals -8

Why Bet on North Carolina Tar Heels?

The Tar Heels are going to be desperate for a win. In a game they felt they should have won, the Tar Heels fell at home. The Tar Heels saw their quarterback Chazz Surratt throw for just 161 yards and a touchdown in the loss. The Tar Heels got 94 rushing yards from Michael Carter, and Austin Proehl led with 55 receiving yards and a touchdown.

The Tar Heels are going to have to figure it out defensively, as they gave up 35 points, which is now 95th in college football. North Carolina still has games later in the season on their schedule against Notre Dame, on the road at Virginia Tech, and the Miami Hurricanes come to town.

Why Bet on Louisville Cardinals?

Lamar Jackson is still a really good quarterback. Jackson can use his legs and his arm to beat opponents. The Cardinals saw their quarterback go 30 for 46 for 378 yards and 2 touchdowns in the win over Purdue. Jackson also led the team with 21 carries and 107 yards on the ground.

Is Louisville a safe bet in College Football Week 2?

The Cardinals top receiver in the win over Purdue was Jaylen Smith. He caught 8 passes for 117 yards, but did not get into the end zone. The Cardinals are getting ready for their game of the season when they come back home next week and host the Clemson Tigers.

Expert Pick and Prediction

Look for this to be a really good college football game. The North Carolina Tar Heels are going to play with total desperation, and compete all the way until the end. The problem is – the Louisville Cardinals are just a better team than the North Carolina Tar Heels.

Lamar Jackson is the difference maker. If the Tar Heels allowed 35 points to California, it may be scary as to what Louisville can do to them. The final bet for this game has got to come in on the underdog to cover, but the favorite to win. Bet on North Carolina +8, but take the Cardinals to win the game.