Louisville is a perfect 6-0 and has risen to 14th in the latest college football poll. In college football Week 7 action, the Cardinals hit the road for an ACC showdown with the Pittsburgh Panthers, a club that’s making a QB change in a bid to shake things up after a tough start to its campaign.
Louisville vs. Pittsburgh odds and betting lines
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Louisville takes undefeated record to Pittsburgh
Louisville entered last week ranked 25th as it got set to host 10th-ranked Notre Dame as a 6.5-point underdog. The game was tied 7-7 at the half, but the Cardinals wrestled control after the break for a 33-20 upset victory behind a two-TD day from Jahwar Jordan. Louisville is a perfect 6-0 on the season and 3-0 in ACC play.
Things aren’t going as well in Pittsburgh. The Panthers are 1-4 and tied for last place in the ACC standings. Heading into the campaign, there were hopes that last season’s 8-4 mark and a win over UCLA in the Sun Bowl would prove to be a building block. Instead, Pitt is now looking for answers and trying to snap a four-game skid.
Cardinals heavy road favorite for ACC showdown
The Cardinals head to Pitt as favorites. In addition to the victory over the Fighting Irish, Louisville has booked wins over other Power Five teams, including Indiana and ACC foes NC State and Georgia Tech.
For the season to date, the club checks in at 3-3 against the spread and 2-3-1 on the over/under. Louisville is averaging 36.3 points per game with a balanced approach on offense and allowing 17.7 while being strongest against the run. In the latest odds to win the ACC, the Cardinals are at , a distant second to Florida State.
Panthers look to snap four-game skid
Heading into the season, most top online sportsbooks had set Pitt’s line at seven wins for the campaign. After a 1-4 start, that number appears to be off the mark. The Panthers’ lone win of the season came at the expense of Wofford in their opening game. Since then, the club has dropped four straight, losing the last three by double digits.
In an attempt to shake things up, the team has benched starting QB Phil Jurkovec in favor of sophomore Christian Veilleux, who has thrown for 145 yards, one TD, and two INTs in limited action. Pitt is 1-4 ATS and 4-1 on totals. The Panthers lead the all-time series over the Cardinals with a record of 10-9; Louisville picked up a 24-10 home win in last season’s meeting between the two.
Louisville vs. Pittsburgh player props
Louisville is averaging 275 yards per game through the air and 192.3 on the ground. For Pitt, the split is 192.6 passing and 116.2 rushing. Here are the latest Louisville vs. Pittsburgh player props for two of the key players.
Louisville QB Jack Plummer props vs. Pitt
Senior signal caller Jack Plummer is off to a solid start for the Cardinals, completing 66% of his passes for 1,551 yards and 12 TDs versus six INTs. He spent the first three years of his college career at Purdue before transferring to Cal. His transfer to Louisville reunited him with head coach Jeff Brohm, formerly of Purdue.
Last season at Cal, he finished up with 3,095 passing yards while throwing for 21 touchdowns and nine picks. In last week’s win over Notre Dame, he had a quiet outing with 145 yards and a TD. His biggest game of the season came in a 56-28 win over Boston College, when he racked up 388 yards and five TDs.
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- Jack Plummer to score a TD (non-throwing):
Pitt RB Rodney Hammond Jr. props vs. Louisville
Since there will be a new QB under center, Pitt might lean more heavily on the run game as long as the contest stays close. Rodney Hammond Jr. is a junior and in his third season with the Panthers. For the campaign to date, he has 46 carries for 196 yards, an average of 4.3 yards per carry, and he has found the end zone three times.
His longest run of the season went for 23 yards, and he also has four receptions for 26 yards. Pitt has been playing from behind for much of the season, so the run game has naturally been muted. Hammond Jr. had a two-TD game in the opener against Wofford. His best outing was for 94 total yards and a touchdown in a 41-24 loss to North Carolina.
Louisville vs. Pittsburgh injury report: Who’s out, who’s starting
The game-time forecast for Acrisure Stadium in Pittsburgh is calling for temps in the upper 50s. There’s a strong chance of precipitation, with moderate winds in the forecast. While we’re at about the halfway mark of the season, the injury report is light on both sides. Here’s the latest injury report for Louisville vs. Pittsburgh:
Louisville Cardinals Week 7 injury update
- DB M.J. Griffin, out, leg
Pitt Panthers Week 7 injury update
- LB Bengally Kamara, questionable, foot
- WR Bub Means, questionable, undisclosed