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Louisville CardinalsWest Virginia Mountaineers
Nov 5, 12:00 PM | Turf of Mountaineer Field at Milan Puskar Stadium

Louisville Cardinals vs West Virginia Mountaineers Odds

4-4TEAM RECORD6-2

West Virginia looks to cover the Mountaineers-Cardinals point spread this week and improve its overall 6-2 mark when they host Louisville in Week 10 action.

Supporters of the Cardinals have seen them go 4-4 and 5-3 ATS so far this season, while the Mountaineers are at 6-2 and 4-4 ATS. In totals betting, the Mountaineers are 7-1, while the Cardinals are 0-7-1.

View Louisville vs West Virginia Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: Several shops tracked by OddsShark set the point spread at 12.5 in favor of the home side. NCAA football bettors had to wait for the opening over under value, which was not available at press time (check the live lines pages here for the latest totals updates).

Power Rankings / Prediction: According to the Power Rankings here at OddsShark it's the No. 43-rated Mountaineers and the No. 38-rated Cardinals in this matchup. Predictive formulas point to a 37-26 win for the Mountaineers on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up West Virginia's No. 15-ranked offense (38.6 PPG) against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 11 at 16.2 PPG. The Mountaineers passing attack has averaged 354.9 yards per game, more than the Cardinals give up through the air (198.2 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Cardinals feature the league's No. 14-rated road run defense, allowing 99.7 yards per game. West Virginia, meanwhile, ranks No. 94 in rushing offense at home.

Louisville was a 27-10 winner in its last match at home against Syracuse. They covered the 2.5–point spread as favorites, while the total score of 37 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

In their last action, West Virginia was a 41-31 winner on the road against Rutgers. They covered the 6–point spread as favorites, while the combined score (72) was profitable news for OVER bettors.

Louisville Cardinals Trends:
When playing in November are 3-7
When playing on turf are 5-5
After outgaining opponent are 3-7
When playing within the conference are 5-5

West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing in November are 7-3
When playing on turf are 8-2
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 7-3

A few Cardinals at Mountaineers trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Louisville's last 5 games
Louisville is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisville's last 6 games when playing West Virginia
Louisville is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of West Virginia's last 5 games
West Virginia is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games when playing Louisville
West Virginia is 18-4 SU in its last 22 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of West Virginia's last 5 games at home

Next up:
Louisville home to Pittsburgh, Saturday, November 12
West Virginia at Cincinnati, Saturday, November 12

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