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Beef ‘O’ Brady’s Bowl: Game Preview

The Louisville Cardinals and the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles will face off against one another in the Beef ‘O’Brady’s Bowl. If the bowl game is as exciting as the previous meeting this should be one of the best games of the bowl season.
The Golden Eagles and Cardinals met last year in a regular season game at Papa John’s Cardinal Stadium in which the Cards won 25-23. The game was well played and came down to a last minute field goal to decide the outcome of the game.
The latest line as posted by Skybook online sportsbook has the cardinals listed as 2.5 point favorites with the total posted at 57.
Southern Mississippi enters this game with a spread offense that attacks opposing defense. Quarterback Austin Davis is the signal caller for the Golden Eagles. He has thrown for over 2890 yards, completes 63% of his passes, and has 18 touchdowns. Davis also has 571 yards rushing and 10 touchdowns on the ground. He is a double threat that Louisville will have to account for if they want to win this game.
The hiring of new head coach Charlie Strong is the big difference in the way the Cardinals are playing this year. Strong brought a winning attitude with him from coaching at Florida and the team has bought into it and they are hustling on both sides of the ball.
Both of these football teams have some sports betting trends in their favor for this bowl game.
The Cardinals are 12-1 against the spread (ATS) in their last 13 against a Conference USA opponent, 4-1 ATS in their last five games as a favorite and 30-11 ATS in their last 41 non-conference games.
Meanwhile the Golden Eagles are 3-1-1 ATS in their last five bowl games as an underdog, 4-1 ATS in their last five games after accumulating more than 450 total yards in their previous game, and 4-0 ATS in their last four games after failing to cover the point spread.
This will be an entertaining game with two evenly matched teams and filled with great wagering opportunities.