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    One of the best running backs in college football will be featured when John Rhys Plumlee and the UCF Knights (1-0) host the Louisville Cardinals (0-1) on Friday, September 9, 2022.

    The Knights are favored, but by less than a touchdown (-5.5), against the Cardinals. The over/under for this game is 61.5 points.

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    Game Info and Betting Lines for UCF vs. Louisville

    • Game Day: Friday, September 9, 2022
    • Game Time: 7:30 PM ET
    • TV Channel: ESPN2
    • Location: Orlando, Florida
    • Stadium: FBC Mortgage Stadium
    Knights vs Cardinals Betting Information
    Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
    Knights -5.5 -113 -110 61.5 -110 -113 -215 +170

    UCF Betting Insights

    • UCF compiled a 5-8-0 record against the spread last season.
    • UCF was 3-6 ATS last season when playing as at least 5.5-point favorites.
    • Last season, the combined scoring went over the point total seven times in UCF games.

    UCF Stats & Insights

    • UCF averaged 4.6 more points per game (31.9) than Louisville allowed (27.3) last year.
    • UCF was 3-4 against the spread and 4-3 overall in games when it recorded more than 27.3 points last season.
    • When Louisville limited opponents to fewer than 31.9 points last season, it had a 4-3 record against the spread and a 5-2 record overall.
    • UCF averaged just 0.8 fewer yards per game (402.5) than Louisville gave up per contest (403.3) last year.
    • When UCF churned out more than 403.3 yards last season, the team was 3-2 against the spread and 4-1 overall.
    • In games Louisville kept its opponents to fewer than 402.5 yards last year, it had a 2-3 record ATS and a 3-2 record overall.
    • Last season UCF rushed for 38.6 more yards per game (196.3) than Louisville allowed per contest (157.7).
    • Last year UCF had a 4-4 ATS record and a 7-1 overall record in games the team rushed for more than 157.7 yards.
    • When Louisville kept its opponents to fewer than 196.3 rushing yards last year, it was 4-6 against the spread and 4-6 overall.
    • Last year UCF turned the ball over 15 times, while Louisville forced 15.

    UCF’s Best Players

    • Mikey Keene’s previous season stat line: 1,730 passing yards (133.1 per game), 173-for-272 (63.6%), 17 touchdowns and six picks.
    • Last season Johnny Richardson took 104 rushing attempts for 733 yards (56.4 per game) and scored three touchdowns. When it comes to receiving, he also caught 25 passes for 226 yards (17.4 per game) and scored one TD.
    • Isaiah Bowser posted 704 rushing yards on 158 carries and nine touchdowns last season.
    • Ryan O’Keefe amassed 84 receptions for 812 yards and seven touchdowns last year. He was targeted 114 times, and averaged 62.5 yards per game.
    • Brandon Johnson tacked on 565 yards on 38 grabs with 11 touchdowns. He was targeted 68 times, and averaged 43.5 receiving yards per game.
    • Jaylon Robinson’s stat line last year: 322 receiving yards, 18 catches, two touchdowns, on 28 targets.
    • Last season Big Kat Bryant amassed 6.0 sacks, 13.0 TFL and 53 tackles.
    • Last season Tatum Bethune grabbed 100 tackles, 3.0 TFL, two sacks, and two interceptions.
    • Last season Dyllon Lester had a huge stat line of two interceptions, 20 tackles and two passes defended.

    Louisville Betting Insights

    • Louisville won six games against the spread last season, failing to cover seven times.
    • Louisville covered the spread twice when an underdog by 5.5 points or more last year (in four opportunities).
    • A total of six of Louisville games last season hit the over.

    Louisville Stats & Insights

    • Last year Louisville racked up 7.1 more points per game (31.6) than UCF gave up (24.5).
    • Louisville was 6-2 against the spread and 6-2 overall in games when it put up over 24.5 points last year.
    • UCF had a 4-4 record against the spread and an 8-0 record overall in games when it gave up fewer than 31.6 points last year.
    • Louisville averaged 77.1 more yards per game (446.6) than UCF allowed per outing (369.5) last year.
    • When Louisville churned out more than 369.5 yards last year, the team was 6-4 against the spread and 6-4 overall.
    • UCF had a 5-5 record ATS and a 9-1 record overall when holding its opponents to fewer than 446.6 yards last year.
    • Last season Louisville rushed for 50.8 more yards per game (210.2) than UCF allowed per contest (159.4).
    • When Louisville ran for more than 159.4 yards last year it had a 5-3 ATS record and a 4-4 overall record.
    • Last year, UCF was 5-5 against the spread and 9-1 overall when holding opponents to less than 210.2 rushing yards.
    • Louisville turned the ball over 13 times last season, seven fewer times than UCF forced turnovers (20).

    Louisville’s Best Players

    • Micale Cunningham completed 62% of his passes to throw for 2,940 and 19 touchdowns last season. Cunningham also contributed on the ground, collecting 20 touchdowns on 79.3 yards per game.
    • Last season Jalen Mitchell rushed for 722 yards. He also scored five total touchdowns.
    • Marshon Ford averaged 42.3 receiving yards and racked up two receiving touchdowns over the course of the 2021 season.
    • Tyler Harrell hauled in six touchdowns and had 523 receiving yards (40.2 ypg) in 2021.
    • Ahmari Huggins-Bruce caught 29 passes on his way to 443 receiving yards and four touchdowns a season ago.
    • Last year Yasir Abdullah put pressure on opposing quarterbacks with 10.0 sacks, and added 17.0 TFL and 63 tackles.
    • C.J. Avery was a playmaker on defense last season with 97 tackles, 5.0 TFL, and three sacks.
    • Last year Kei’Trel Clark intercepted three passes to go along with 39 tackles, 2.0 TFL, and three passes defended.
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