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Duke Vs Louisville Line & Final Score Prediction

The Week 7 college football spread favors 7th-ranked Louisville by 32-points when they host Duke in what could be a key game for Louisville’s championship aspirations. The game kicks-off on Friday, October 14th at 7:00 PM ET from Papa John’s Stadium in Louisville, KY. 

Duke Blue Devils Vs Louisville Cardinals Line & Final Score Prediction

Duke is 3-3 against the spread to go along with a 3-3 straight up record. The Louisville Cardinals are 4-1 straight up after losing 36 to 42 to Clemson in their last game. Louisville has gone 3-1-1 ATS this season in 5 games.

What: Duke Blue Devils (3-3) at No. 7 Louisville Cardinals (4-1)
When: Friday, October 14, 2016
Start Time: 7:00 PM ET  
Where: Louisville, KY
Stadium: Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium
Spread: Louisville -32
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Bet on Duke +34 Because…

There are some strong trends that really favor Duke to cover the spread. Duke is 11 and 0 ATS in their last 11 games on field turf. 5 and 0 ATS in their last 5 games following a bye week. The Blue Devils are 5-1 ATS in their last 6 games after accumulating less than 275 total yards in their previous game.

Duke, which had a season defining win at Notre Dame earlier this season, is coming into the game after a 13-6 win over Army that put the Blue Devils back at .500 for the season.

Bet on Louisville -34 Because…

Duke has no shot of stopping Heisman candidate — some might say leading contender — Lamar Jackson. The odds on Jackson winning the Heisman Trophy went from -300 before the Clemson loss to -400 after the Clemson loss.

Jackson has rushed for a team-best 688 yards (137.6 average per game) and passed for another 1,625, or 325 per game. He has rushed for a remarkable 14 touchdowns and passed for another 14 against only four interceptions.

Even though Louisville didn’t beat the rival Clemson Tigers last week, Jackson was brilliant in the second half of the game. Overall, he completed over 60% of his passes and threw for 295 yards and a TD. Jackson rushed for 162 yards and 2 TDs.

“It will be good to be back home,” Cardinals coach Bobby Petrino said at his weekly press conference. “It feels like we haven’t been home forever. It seems like a long time since we have played here in our stadium so it will feel great to be back here in our home.”

Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction

Man, 34 points is a lot, but Duke should probably be a +42-point dog in this game. Louisville goes into the battle against the Dookies after a bye week. The thing is, even against Clemson, Louisville had the game in hand until its defense gave it up. The Cardinals amassed a ridiculous 568 yards against one of the top defenses in the nation.

Duke’s defense hasn’t been terrible this season. But that’s because it hasn’t faced a team even remotely capable of scoring points as Louisville is. The fact that Virginia scored 34 points against Duke in a 20 to 34 Blue Devil loss isn’t a good thing.

Louisville should easily cover the spread in this matchup.

My final score prediction is Louisville 63, Duke 24.