Louisville football opens as road favorite at Syracuse

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — We may be more than three months away from college football’s triumphant return, but the opening lines for the first week of the 2022 season have already been released.

Louisville has the task of traveling to Syracuse on Saturday, September 3 to open the fourth year of the Scott Satterfield era, and according to the folks at BetOnline.ag, the Cardinals opened as -4.0 favorites at Orange. . A plus/minus has not yet been defined.

Both teams are coming off sub-0.500 seasons, with Louisville 6-7, including a 31-28 loss to the Air Force in the First Responder Bowl, and Syracuse 5-7, completely missing a bowl. Although neither team won seasons last year, Syracuse had much better blockades than Louisville. The Oranges were 8-4 ATS in 2021, while the Cardinals were 6-7.

The Cardinals won decisively in their game against Orange last season, dominating from start to finish for a 41-3 victory on Nov. 13 at Cardinal Stadium. Louisville leads the all-time series 13-7 and has topped the series lately, winning seven of eight since joining the ACC. The only loss came in 2018 during Bobby Petrino’s final year at the helm.

Below are the full betting lines for the first week of BetOnline.ag:

Saturday August 27

  • Vanderbilt (-5) at Hawai’i
  • UConn at Utah State (-25)
  • Northwest vs. Nebraska (-10)

Note: Neutral game at Aviva Stadium, Dublin, Ireland

  • Nevada (-14) at New Mexico State
  • Charlotte at Florida Atlantic (-6)

Thursday, September 1

  • New Mexico State at Minnesota (-38)
  • Penn State (-3) at Purdue
  • West Virginia at Pittsburgh (-6½)
  • Central Michigan at Oklahoma State (-18)

friday september 2

  • West Michigan at Michigan State (-19)
  • Virginia Tech (-7) at Old Dominion

Saturday September 3

  • Utah State at Alabama (-34)
  • Cincinnati at Arkansas (-7½)
  • Georgia vs. Oregon (-16½)

Note: Technically a neutral game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA

  • Miami (OH) at Kentucky (-20)
  • Memphis, Mississippi (-14)
  • Georgia State at South Carolina (-11)
  • Tennessee ball state (-28)
  • Arizona at San Diego State (-6½)

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  • Boise State to Oregon State (-1½)
  • Bowling Green at UCLA (-31½)
  • Kent State at Washington (-23½)
  • Southeastern Missouri State to Iowa State
  • Our Lady of Ohio State (-14)
  • Army at Coastal Carolina (-3)
  • Freedom (-4) at Miss South
  • Buffalo at Maryland (-20½)
  • Colorado State at Michigan (-28½)
  • Rutgers at Boston College (-7½)
  • North Carolina (-3) at Appalachian State
  • NC State (-10½) at East Carolina
  • Louisville (-4) at Syracuse
  • State of Texas in Nevada (-11)
  • BYU (-12½) South Florida
  • Florida Atlantic (-1) at Ohio
  • Louisiana Tech at Missouri (-17)
  • Middle Tennessee at James Madison (-6)
  • SMU (-7½) North Texas
  • Western Kentucky (-8) at Hawaii

Sunday September 4

  • LSU (-3½) at Florida State

Note: Technically a neutral game at Caesars Superdome, New Orleans, LA

monday september 5

  • Clemson (-20½) at Georgia Tech

(Photo by Malik Cunningham: Jamie Rhodes – USA TODAY Sports)

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