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Louisville Opens as a 2.5 Point Favorite Over Kentucky


Over the weekend The Golden Nugget casino released their list of the top football games of the upcoming year along with the accompanying spreads. Two of Kentucky’s games made the list, first up a Cat fight with the Auburn Tigers.

October 15th: Auburn -9 at Kentucky

Quick Analysis: It’s been a long time since a consensus preseason top 15 team hasn’t been a double digit favorite even inside Commonwealth Stadium. Perhaps the last time was in 2010 when an Auburn team that would win the national title was favored by only 6 points. The Cats were desperately close to pulling off the upset before some Cam Newton magic did them in. With a Thursday/Friday/Saturday weekend that could feature Auburn, Big Blue Madness, and an NBA exhibition this atmosphere could be one for the ages. The perfect night for the biggest win of the Stoops era.

November 28th: Louisville -2.5 at Kentucky

Quick Analysis: The Cards make the Golden Nugget’s game of the year and are underdogs in all of their games except for the one against Kentucky. Clearly there was some sort of clerical error that led to this mistake. I’ll take the 2.5 all day. Let’s not forget that the Cats held a 40-37 lead with 5 minutes to go on Louisville’s home turf. They lost 10 guys to the draft. We have nearly everyone back.  Don’t call it an upset.


What do you think of these first two spreads of the upcoming season?

Article written by Andrew Cassady

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3 Comments for Louisville Opens as a 2.5 Point Favorite Over Kentucky

  1. Franklinstein
    11:45 pm June 29, 2015 Permalink

    Just put down kids college fund on the Cats

  2. the anti cat
    11:06 am June 30, 2015 Permalink

    Put the cash on the cards. UK did have some losses in dupree and smith on the d- line. Louisville lost parker, most of our receivers, and our entire secondary. I have faith our transfers from ga will get their stuff together and be ready by nov. Both teams have bigger fish to fry till then. A line this early is really meaningless.

  3. Shark Bait
    11:36 am June 30, 2015 Permalink

    Without Devante Parker, the Ville is gonna get wrecked. We would have won by 10 without him last year.