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Louisville is a 7.5-point favorite over Kentucky

Being a favorite has not helped the Cards in recent years.

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Louisville will look to stop its four-game slide against arch-rival Kentucky when the two square off in the Battle for the Governor’s Cup Saturday afternoon inside L&N Stadium.

The Cardinals still own a 15-13 advantage over the Wildcats in the modern era of the rivalry, but have not defeated UK at home since all the way back in 2014.

According to DraftKings Sportsbook, Louisville is a 7.5-point favorite to knock off Kentucky and finish the regular season at 11-1. It marks the 10th time in 12 games this year that the Cardinals have been favorites. They are 8-1 straight up in those games.

The favored team has won eight of the last 10 games in this series, but Louisville has been on the wrong end of both of those upsets (2016 and 2021). Home teams are also 3-10-1 against the spread in the last 14 games between these two.

The Cards and the Cats will kick things off at noon on ABC.

Odds/lines subject to change. T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sportsbook for details.