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College baskeball point spread favors Cardinals in battle with Tigers

Louisville CardinalsMemphis Tigers
Dec 15, 2:30 PM | FedExForum

Louisville Cardinals vs Memphis Tigers Odds

8-1TEAM RECORD6-2

Louisville travels to Memphis on Saturday, hoping to boost its 8-1 record with a victory over the Tigers.

Memphis battles the Cardinals, currently sitting with a 8-1 mark (5-4 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 4-0-1 for the Tigers and 3-3 for the Cardinals.

View Louisville vs Memphis Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Cardinals were listed as 2.5-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Tigers at No. 134 and the Cardinals at No. 1 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 91-77 result in favor of the Cardinals.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Memphis's No. 68 nationally ranked offense (74.8 points per game) against a Cardinals defense that sits as the No. 8 at 53.1 PPG. The Tigers have been averaging 47.6% from the field, more than the Cardinals have managed so far this season (44.9% on average).

Defensively, Louisville features the nation's No. 17-rated defense on the road, allowing 55.2 points per game. Memphis, meanwhile, comes in at No. 108 nationally in scoring at home.

Louisville was a 99-47 winner in their most recent outing at home against UMKC. They covered the 29-point spread as favorites. The Cardinals blew out UMKC on Saturday, running up a 20+ point victory in a 99-47 win at KFC Yum! Center.

Memphis was an 83-65 winner in its last match at home against Austin Peay. They failed to cover the 27.5-point spread as favorites. Memphis earned an 83-65 victory over Austin Peay on Saturday, getting 18 points from Tarik Black at FedExForum.

Louisville Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing Florida International are 1-0
After a win are 8-2

Memphis Tigers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 9-1
Before playing Lipscomb are 0-2
After playing Austin Peay are 6-2
After a win are 8-2

A few Cardinals at Tigers trends to consider:
Louisville is 7-2 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Louisville's last 8 games on the road
Louisville is 6-2-1 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
Louisville is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Memphis
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Memphis is 13-3 SU in its last 16 games
Memphis is 7-1-1 ATS in its last 9 games when playing Louisville
Memphis is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing Louisville

Next up:
Louisville home to Florida International, Wednesday, December 19
Memphis home to Lipscomb, Thursday, December 20