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Louisville is a 5-point underdog at NC State

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It's a huge week for Louisville football, as the Cards prepare to head to Raleigh for a game against NC State that will play a huge part in determining what our expectations are/should be for the remainder of the 2015 season.

When U of L takes the field against the Wolfpack, they will do so as somewhere around a 5-point underdog, which is where the spread currently resides.

Louisville has lost five of the last six games in which they have not been favored, including a 31-24 loss to Auburn and a 20-17 defeat against Clemson earlier this season. The Cardinals' only win as an underdog since the 2013 Sugar Bowl came a year ago when they knocked off Notre Dame in South Bend. U of L was a 3-point dog in that game despite owning a national ranking and playing an unranked Irish squad.

The bright side? Louisville has covered the spread in three of those five losses, including both games this season.