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BOZICH | Line in U of L-UK game makes major move toward Cards

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The point spread for the U of L-UK game has made another major move. The point spread for the U of L-UK game has made another major move.

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) – You’re not the only one who has noticed the Kentucky football team has been stalled on four victories since Oct. 3.

Las Vegas does not miss a twitch of the shoulder pads.

Chris Andrews, a former oddsmaker who now runs the website AgainstTheNumber.com, said the line for the Kentucky-Louisville football game has made a major move again.

Andrews told me Wednesday night that the Cardinals are now favored by 7 in the Governor’s Cup game.

That’s a significant jump, considering U of L was only a 4 ½-point favorite eight days ago and that UK was favored by 1-½ points on Oct. 15. Andrews said those odds were posted The Westgate SuperBook in Las Vegas.

How do those numbers align with Jeff Sagarin’s predictor computer rankings?

Factoring in the home field advantage (the game will be played Nov. 28 at Commonwealth Stadium), Sagarin’s formula likes U of L by 9.37. Sagarin would tell you that if you're betting the Cards you're getting a bargain at 7 points.

Kentucky, of course, plays at Vanderbilt and hosts Charlotte before getting the Cardinals. U of L will play its final home game against Virginia Saturday and visit Pittsburgh Nov. 20 before traveling to Lexington.

With wins in five of its last six games, Bobby Petrino's team has improved to 5-4. With four consecutive defeats, Mark Stoops and Kentucky have sagged to 4-5.

And, yes, I do remember that I have picked Kentucky to win the game – in case you have forgotten.

*Andrews shared more nuggets – the pre-season odds on winning the NCAA college basketball title. He said the Westgate listed co-favorites to win the championship in Houston next spring – Kentucky and Maryland. Both schools are 7-to-1.

Third choice is the team ranked first in the Associated Press college basketball poll – North Carolina. The Tar Heels are 8-1.

Andrews said Indiana is priced at 40-to-1 and Louisville at 50-1.

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