UCF vs. Louisville odds, line, spread: 2021 college football picks, Week 3

Sports Line’s model has revealed its college football picks for Louisville vs. UCF on Friday

Only two college football matchups will take place on Friday ahead of the weekend. The first pairing will be between UCF and Louisville. The Knights are unbeaten in 2021 and hope to secure their first road win of the year against the Cardinals. While the Cardinals lost their opening game, they rebounded with a 30-3 win against Eastern Kentucky.

How to watch UCF Knights vs. Louisville on TV, live stream

 Where: Cardinal Stadium, Louisville, Kentucky

When: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Sept. 17

TV: ESPN (Channel 206 on Direct TV, Channel 140 on Dish Network), watch on You Tube TV (2-week free trial), Hulu + Live TV (7-day free trial), fubo TV (7-day free trial)

Live stream: Watch ESPN (TV provider needed), ESPN+ ($6.99 per month) and the ESPN app

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The Sports Line Projection Model simulates every FBS college football game 10,000 times. Over the past five-plus years, the proprietary computer model has generated a stunning profit of over $3,500 for $100 players on its top-rated college football picks against the spread. It also enters Week 3 of the 2021 season on a 67-50 run on all top-rated college football picks. Anyone who has followed it has seen huge returns.

Now, the model has set its sights on UCF vs. Louisville and just revealed its picks and predictions. You can visit Sports Line now to see the model’s picks. Here are several college football odds and betting trends for Louisville vs. UCF

UCF vs. Louisville spread: UCF -7

UCF vs. Louisville over-under: 67 points

UCF vs. Louisville money line: UCF -270, Louisville +220

UCF: The Knights are 18-5 straight up in their last 23 games

LOU: The Cardinals are 4-1 straight up in their last five home games

Why UCF can cover

UCF has been one of the FBS’s strongest programs in recent years and seems poised to put together a strong season. The Knights’ versatile offense will make it tough for most teams to beat them. Dillon Gabriel’s arm has accounted for more than half of the 622 yards of offense UCF has produced per game. Only one team has tallied more yards per contest in 2021. Then there’s running back Isaiah Bowers, who’s racked up 231 yards and five scores on 45 carries.

In its season opener, Louisville gave up 43 points to No. 17 Ole Miss, and UCF has comparable firepower. The Cardinals’ defense still needs to prove it can hold off top-notch competition after holding Eastern Kentucky to three points last week.

Why Louisville can cover

Louisville has enough talent to compete on offense. Malik Cunningham makes everything happen for the Cardinals, and opposing defenses have had a hard time stopping him. The dual-threat signal-caller has thrown for two scores and rushed for four through his first two starts of 2021.

The Cardinals could also have a star in the making out wide. Freshman receiver Ahmari Huggins-Bruce hasn’t reached the end zone yet this season but did tally four catches for 150 yards against Eastern Kentucky. Huggins-Bruce ruined a would-be touchdown by dropping the ball before the goal line last week and will look to make up for that mistake in his third collegiate game.

How to make UCF vs. Louisville picks 

Sports Line’s model is leaning over on the point total, projecting teams to combine for 74 points. The model also says one side of the spread has all the value. You can only see the pick at Sports Line.

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