Louisville Cardinals visit Memphis Tigers in college basketball clash

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24-4 March 01, 2014, 02:00 | FedExForum 21-7



The Memphis Tigers will hit the floor running against the visiting Louisville Cardinals Saturday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

Memphis will face the 24-4 Cardinals, who own a 14-12 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Tigers are 9-15 on the OU so far this season while the Cardinals are 13-12.

View Louisville Cardinals vs Memphis Tigers Odds and Stats.

Bettors looking to go with the Tigers in this one found them listed as 3-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Saturday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Cardinals was expected to move the line.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Tigers rated this week at No. 50 and the Cardinals sitting at No. 1.

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Last time out for Memphis, they were a 77-68 loser as they battled Houston on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 7-point favorite. The Tigers endured a 77-68 loss at the hands of the Cougars on Thursday, despite a 19-point effort from Michael Dixon Jr. at Hofheinz Pavilion.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Memphis's No. 24 nationally ranked offense (78.82 points per game) against a Cardinals defense that sits as the No. 17 at 61.61 PPG. The Tigers have been averaging 48.6% from the field, more than the Cardinals have managed so far this season (47.97% on average).

A few Cardinals at Tigers trends to consider:
Louisville is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
Louisville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Louisville's last 6 games
Louisville is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Memphis is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Memphis is 19-6 SU in its last 25 games
Memphis is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games at home
Memphis is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home


Next up:
Louisville at Southern Methodist, Wednesday, March 5th
Memphis at Cincinnati, Thursday, March 6th
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