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October 23, 2014

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Vegas Play of the Day: Miami at Louisville

Here’s the latest installment of the Play of the Day, which uses odds from the South Point. Our three sports writers started with a $10,000 bankroll — fictional, of course.

Miami at Louisville, Total Under 54.5: $550 to win $500 Both teams are breaking in first-time starting quarterbacks, including Miami going with true freshman Brad Kaaya. Louisville is starting sophomore Will Gardner.

I suspect both sign callers will need a half of action to become comfortable and wouldn’t be surprised if play callers stuck to running plays early. That would drain the clock, playing to the points total under.

When the teams met last December in the Russell Athletic Bowl, the Louisville defense dominated in a 36-9 victory — easily covering the under. With today being Louisville’s first game as ACC members, they’ll be looking for make a statement. Except another strong defensive performance, especially at what should be a soldout home stadium. Points will be hard to come by.

Standings: Bern (44-33-1, $13,427), Keefer (39-41, $10,362), Brewer (31-44-3, $1,700)

Ray Brewer can be reached at 990-2662 or [email protected]. Follow Ray on Twitter at twitter.com/raybrewer21

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