NCAA Football Betting — Miami Gearing Up For Revenge Game Against Louisville

Miami Hurricanes NCAA Football Betting

Can the Miami Hurricanes erase the memory of one of the more horrible episodes of their 2013 season? Well, that’s up to them, at least to a certain extent, as they get ready to face the Louisville Cardinals in NCAA football betting action that is scheduled for 8 PM ET at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in Louisville.

Louisville is coming off an excellent season in which it posted a 12-1 record, though there was some big disappointment with a come-from-ahead loss to Central Florida that left them without an American Conference title and sent UCF to the Fiesta Bowl. The consolation for the Cards was a trip to the Russell Athletic Bowl, where they took their frustrations out on a Miami team that was unprepared and unable to stop Louisville’s quarterback, Teddy Bridgewater, who threw for 447 yards in what turned out to be a 36-9 laugher.

Now, as Miami seeks revenge, it also turns to a freshman quarterback, as Brad Kaaya, a promising kid out of California, gets the start. Louisville has some transitioning to do as well, as Bridgewater has left for the NFL and Charlie Strong took the coveted job as head coach at Texas. And Bobby Petrino, who is much maligned for a lot of things that don’t necessarily have anything to do with his coaching ability, has returned to the site of his first major college head coaching job to take the program over once again.

In the NCAAF betting odds that have been placed on this game by the folks at BetAnySports, the Cardinals are favored in this quick rematch:

NCAA football betting odds courtesy of BetAnySports USA Live Betting Sportsbook

Louisville Cardinals -3.5
Miami Hurricanes +3.5

Over 54.5 Points -110
Under 54.5 Points -110

No one has ever doubted Petrino’s offensive credentials, although he doesn’t have the hard-nosed reputation that his predecessor did. Nonetheless, he brings an approach that this team may need right now. Strong and his staff had guided Louisville to the top spot among the nations’ defenses last year, as they gave up just 251 yards per game. But with Bridgewater gone, and now DaVante Parker unavailable with a foot injury, some creativity on the part of Petrino is sorely needed to coordinate this attack.

NCAA football bettors who followed the spring practice season know that the guy who had everyone’s eyes on him was quarterback Will Gardner, who threw for 542 yards in the spring game. If he has indeed developed under Petrino’s tutelage, that means Louisville, which brought back four seniors from a powerful offensive line, will be able to establish some meaningful balance, even if they don’t have Auburn transfer Michael Dyer available in the backfield.

BetAnySports customers who thought Miami would have some experience at the quarterback position had to re-think things when freshman Kaaya was handed the starting job over Jake Heaps, a well-traveled fifth-year senior who had played at BYU and Kansas. Heaps hurt his elbow in a bizarre accident and fell behind in drills. He’ll be available, however, in case the frosh gets into trouble.


The Hurricanes are unquestionably looking for something big out of Duke Johnson, the running back who had a sensational freshman year that put him into Heisman talk, and was averaging 6.3 yards a pop until a busted ankle against Florida State took him out of action for the rest of the season. His return gives Miami a lot of encouragement, along with the fact that they bring back seven starters on what will be a rather experienced defensive unit.

Patrons at BetAnySports know this is going to be Louisville’s first game as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC), after winning 23 out of 26 games over the last two seasons. They outgained Miami by an absurd 554-174 margin when they played in the bowl game. And they are hoping that the energy and poise exhibited by their first-year quarterback may help them make up the difference.

It’s here and it’s real – the start of the 2013 football season, and you can get a leg up by joining up with BetAnySports, where you can get the best football odds and a chance to bet these games while they’re happening….Fasten your seat belts and let’s go!

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CHARLES JAY grew up around the gaming business, was raised in the boxing business, and along the way has developed a colorful background through a wide range of experiences. Jay was a veteran of almost two decades actively in the boxing industry, as a writer, publicist, matchmaker, booking agent, manager, and promoter. He was engaged as editorial consultant for USA Network's "Tuesday Night Fights" for seven years, and also did some on-air work for USA. He also served as color commentator for, among others, Sunshine Network and Prime Network, and has called more than a dozen world championship fights for national and/or international television. He has been the host of numerous radio programs, including "Sportswatch with Charles Jay" on KDWN in Las Vegas, "Total Action" on WAXY 790 in Miami, and "Charles Jay's Winning Edge", syndicated into 55 markets by the American Radio Networks. For the past 20 years, he has been a professional sports handicapper, and as a consultant to the casino industry from 1993-95, helped to launch Casino Magic in Mississippi as a major venue for sports promotions. Also, he's been a casino/sports gaming columnist for a number of leading publications, including Sports Form, Casino Player, Card Player, and The Gambler. In the 2000's, he became widely known as one of the world's leading proponents and experts on the subject of boxing reform, having been asked to appear on numerous panels and speak at officials' seminars. He was the author of "Operation Cleanup" and "Operation Cleanup 2: Unfinished Business" - two critically-acclaimed e-books that represent arguably the most comprehensive and in-depth examination of boxing reform issues ever put into publication. In 2004 he published a third electronic book - "Body Shots: Outside the Ring and Inside the Game of Pro Boxing". In 2003 he was the recipient of the "Dignity" Award, in the category of "Best Sports Writer," as bestowed by the Retired Boxers Foundation.

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