Game Preview - Owls underdogs vs Cardinals at Louisville
Temple Owls vs Louisville Cardinals Odds
Papa John's Cardinal Stadium features a battle between the host Louisville Cardinals and the visiting Temple Owls in betting action Saturday.
The Cardinals sport records of 8-0 and 3-5 ATS heading into this matchup, while the Owls sit at 3-4 and 3-4 ATS on the season. The over under records are 4-3 for the Cardinals and 4-2 for the Owls.
Betting Line: Louisville were sitting as 13-point favorites earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.
Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 26-rated Cardinals and the No. 111-ranked Owls, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 36-22 result in favor of the Cardinals.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Louisville's No. 45-ranked offense (32.6 PPG) against a Owls defense that ranks No. 67 at 27.7 PPG. The Cardinals passing attack has averaged 265.6 yards per game, more than the Owls give up through the air (246.6 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Owls own the league's No. 52-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 156 yards per game when on the road. Louisville, on the other hand, rates No. 82 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
In their last action, Temple was a 47-17 loser on the road against Pittsburgh. They failed to cover the 6.5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (64) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Temple was hammered in its last outing, as Pittsburgh ran up a 47-17 score against them at Heinz Field.
Louisville was a 34-31 winner in their most recent outing at home against Cincinnati. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score (65) made winners of OVER bettors. Teddy Bridgewater's 416-yard performance through the air was enough last time out, as Louisville earned a 34-31 win over Cincinnati on Friday at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.
Temple Owls Trends:
When playing in November are 6-4
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing within the conference are 6-4
Louisville Cardinals Trends:
When playing in November are 5-5
When playing on turf are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 7-3
When playing within the conference are 8-2
A few Owls at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Temple's last 13 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Temple's last 6 games
Temple is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games
Temple is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Louisville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Louisville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Louisville is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games at home
Louisville is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Temple home to Cincinnati, Saturday, November 10
Louisville at Syracuse, Saturday, November 10