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Russell Athletic Bowl Odds 2013: Louisville Opens As 3.5-Point Favorite Over Miami

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The opening line has been set for the 2013 Russell Athletic Bowl, and Louisville has been tabbed as 3.5-point favorite over Miami.

The Cards are currently listed as a 3-point favorite at the Wynn, the Las Vegas Hotel & Casino and Sportsbook.com.

Some more interesting gambling facts on the game from our friends at Odds Shark:

--ACC schools are 9-1 SU in the past 10 Russell Athletic Bowls, while the UNDER is 7-1 past 8 editions of this game.

--Miami is 1-4 ATS in bowl games since 2007, while the OVER is 6-1 past seven Louisville bowl games.

--The Cardinals currently sport a record of 11-1, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 5-7 ATS. The Hurricanes are 9-3 and 5-7 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cardinals post a 3-9 over under record this season, while the Hurricanes have gone 7-5 against the number.

--According to the Power Rankings at OddsShark it's the No. 7-rated Cardinals and the No. 61-rated Hurricanes in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 46-34 win for the Cardinals on Saturday.