Miami-FL vs. Louisville - 11/9/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction
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Louisville Cardinals (5-3) at Miami-FL Hurricanes (5-4)
College Football: Saturday, November 9, 2019 at 3:30 pm (Hard Rock Stadium)
The Line: Miami-FL Hurricanes -5 -- Over/Under: 51.5
The Louisville Cardinals and the Miami Hurricanes will meet up on the college football field Saturday.
Louisville sits at 5-3 so far. Louisville has losses to Notre Dame, Florida State and Clemson but otherwise has taken out Eastern KY, Western KY, Boston College, Wake Forest and Virginia.
In the win over Virginia, Louisville QB Malik Cunningham put up 126 yards with a TD and Javian Hawkins had 136 yards with two TDs. Chatarius Atwell added 122 yards and a score off six receptions.
Over on the Hurricanes’ side, they’re 5-4. Miami has lost to Virginia Tech, Georgia Tech, Florida and UNC but has wins over B-CU, Central MI, Virginia, Pitt and Florida State.
In the win over FSU, Miami QB Warren Williams had 313 yards and two scores, and DeeJay Dallas added 61 yards and a TD on the ground. Jeff Thomas put up 84 yards and a TD from four catches there.
The Cardinals are 2-5 ATS in their last seven after a straight-up win and 6-15 ATS in their last 21 overall. Louisville is 5-17 ATS versus a team with a winning record and 2-7 ATS in their last nine on the road.
Meanwhile, the Hurricanes are 11-4 ATS in their last 15 in November and 5-12 ATS versus a team with a winning record. Miami is 1-4 ATS in their last five after an ATS win and 1-4 ATS in the last five after a straight-up win.
Louisville is a puzzling team this year. They’ve had a couple big wins, as well as a head-scratcher or two, complete with some close calls here and there. Still, as evidenced by the Wake Forest win 62-59, the Cardinals can play with just about anybody.
As for Miami, they’ve been great defensively over most of their last four games, and if the Hurricanes can put the clamps down here Louisville could be in trouble. That said, I still like the Cardinals offense to carry them to a cover.