Golden Eagles Cardinals Betting Preview for Week 5
Louisville Cardinals vs Southern Miss Golden Eagles Odds
In a match between teams off to polar-opposite starts the 4-0 Louisville Cardinals visit the 0-3 Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles Saturday night (8 pm ET, CBS Sports Network).
Louisville was an early 10-point favorite over the Eagles, who just got beat badly by Western Kentucky.
Betting Line: Sportsbooks had the Golden Eagles pegged as 11-point underdogs in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction: It's a betting matchup between the No. 108-rated Golden Eagles and the No. 37-ranked Cardinals, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 41-6 result in favor of the Cardinals.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Southern Miss's No. 115-ranked offense (17 PPG) against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 40 at 19 PPG. The Golden Eagles passing attack has averaged 136.3 yards per game, less than the Cardinals give up through the air (247.8 YPG on average).
In comparing defenses, the Cardinals own the league's No. 41-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 128 yards per game when on the road. Southern Miss, on the other hand, rates No. 114 this week in generating rushing yards at home.
Louisville was a 28-21 winner in its last match on the road against Florida International. They failed to cover the 10.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 49 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Cardinals grabbed a Week 4 victory over the Golden Panthers in their last game, winning 28-21 at FIU Stadium.
Southern Miss lost its last outing, a 42-17 result against Western Kentucky on September 22. Southern Miss failed to cover in that game as a 3-point underdog, while the 59 combined points took the game OVER the total. Southern Miss was hammered in its last outing, as Western Kentucky ran up a 42-17 score against them at L.T. Smith Stadium.
Louisville Cardinals Trends:
When playing in September are 7-3
When playing on turf are 7-3
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 6-4
Southern Miss Golden Eagles Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on turf are 6-4
After being outgained are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 7-3
A few Cardinals at Golden Eagles trends to consider:
Louisville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Southern Miss
Louisville is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Louisville is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisville's last 5 games on the road
Southern Miss is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Miss's last 5 games at home
Southern Miss is 11-4 SU in its last 15 games
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Southern Miss's last 9 games
Louisville at Pittsburgh, Saturday, October 13
Southern Miss home to Boise State, Saturday, October 6