Week 4 College Football Blowout Special: Florida International at (7) Louisville
Odds courtesy of 5dimes
Teddy Bridgewater and the Louisville Cardinals come into week four ranked 7th in the nation, following winning their first three weeks by a combined score of 120-27. The dominance of the team cannot be understated, and college football oddsmakers at 5dimes find the Cards to be heavy favorites against Florida International University, setting the line 42 points in favor of the home team.
Bridgewater has been sensational and is a leading candidate for both the Heisman and the first overall draft selection in 2014. He already has 1,000 yards on the season with an impressive 11.39 yards per reception. He’s thrown 10 TDs to one interception, which aids his colossal QB rating of 201.3.
But it hasn’t been all Teddy. Senorise Perry has been a workhorse carrying the ball and has 194 yards on 37 carries. He’s aided by Michael Dyer and Dominique Brown (combined 230 yards). The Cards are a potent team offensively due to their multitude of threats, not the least of which are Bridgewater’s main targets DeVante Parker and Damian Copeland, who both have over 200 yards on the season and over a dozen catches each.
FIU ranks near the bottom of the nation in all major statistical categories and lost to D-2 Bethune Cookman 34-13 last week. A D-1 school that not only loses, but loses badly, to D-2, can’t possibly stack up with the No. 7 team in the nation, can they?
Expect Louisville to stomp FIU, but accurately making a call on this spread may be difficult. FIU has been outscored by a margin of 115-23, so a massive blowout is likely, but a 42 point spread may leave bettors wary.
0-4 ATS in last 4 non conf. 0-6 ATS in last 6 vs teams with winning records, 0-4 ATS in last 4 overall.
UNDER 5-0 in last 5 Sept games, UNDER 4-0 in last 4 on turf, 1-6 ATS in last 7 following an ATS win.