LOUISVILLE over W Kentucky by 16
Now that Bobby Petrino’s meal ticket resides in the NFL (QB Lamar Jackson), we’re going to see just how the Louisville head coach performs with an ordinary human at quarterback. At this writing, new field general Jawon Pass has thrown for two touchdowns and three interceptions, although he did put up 252 passing yards against Alabama. In-state rival Western Kentucky (well, they are rivals in WKU’s mind), is off to its first 0-2 start since 2011 when the Hilltoppers rallied back to win 7 games by season’s end. The Cardinals have certainly controlled this series of late, winning 5 straight games by an average margin of 35.5 PPG. Our concern is a 1-6-1 ATS record as non-conference chalk of 9 or more points, a concern becomes a worry when we see Western’s attention-grabbing 10-1-1 ATS mark as a dog of 20 or more points. In the stadium where hewho’s-name-shall-not-be-spoken once owned the naming rights, grab the points with little brother and settle in for a long one.