Earlier, Buzz Baker told you not to let your heart trick you into thinking that Kentucky truly deserves to be a 7.5-point favorite over the Filthy Cards, and apparently he wasn’t the only one thinking along those lines. After opening with the somewhat surprising spread of Kentucky (-7.5) for the Governor’s Cup game, it seems that the betting public has started to move that line a little bit closer to what most people expected it to be. The spread for Saturday night’s game has already shrunk to UK (-6.5), not even a day after the first line was released. This seems a little more reasonable, and I suspect the line will continue to get smaller as the week goes on. Not because Louisville has earned the action, but because after watching Kentucky for two weeks no one in their right mind could bet on them to beat anyone, let alone a team from a sort of major conference, by seven points or more.
The line should probably be somewhere in the three- to five-point range, as both teams are playing poorly but Kentucky is better defensively and probably a hair better overall, not to mention they’re playing at home. Also, these guys are Louisville’s quarterbacks:
Nevermind. 6.5 it is.