Louisville vs Florida Sugar Bowl Betting Line

Published on December 15th, 2012 3:35 pm EST

The heavily favored Florida Gators will do battle against the Louisville Cardinals in this year's Sugar Bowl.

The Florida Gators finished the season as the #3 ranked team in the BCS, behind only the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Louisville, on the other hand, finished as the #21 ranked team in the BCS standings.

Florida finished their campaign with a record of 11-1, finishing behind only the Georgia Bulldogs in their conference. The only team that the Gators lost to this year was the Georgia Bulldogs, and that loss came in a tightly contested 17-9 game. Florida was able to notch victories over the likes of Tennessee, LSU, South Carolina and Florida State this year.

The Louisville Cardinals, on the other hand, finished their campaign with a record of 10-2, including a 5-2 record in the Big East. Louisville's two losses came against Syracuse and Connecticut during the second half of the season.

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Here are the odds for this year's Sugar Bowl as of this moment:

Louisville Gators, +13 1/2
Florida Gators, -13 1/2

As mentioned, the Florida Gators are heavily favored. Are they good enough to cover the spread?

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Florida scored 33 offensive touchdowns this year while giving up just 16. Forida's rush defense was particularly stingy, allowing just 96.6 yards per game on the ground.

Louisville, on the other hand, scored 47 offensive touchdowns this season while allowing 34. Louisville managed to put up over 425 yards per game of offense, while allowing 344.8 yards per game.

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