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Thundering Herd face Cardinals in Week 5 odds

Marshall Thundering HerdLouisville Cardinals
Oct 1, 3:30 PM | Turf of Papa John's Cardinal Stadium

Marshall Thundering Herd vs Louisville Cardinals Odds

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The Cardinals will try to win and cover the spread at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium on Saturday when they get a visit from the Thundering Herd in Week 5 action.

They bring a 2-1 record (1-2 ATS) to the Week 5 battle against the 1-3 Thundering Herd, who are 3-1 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Louisville go 0-2-1 so far and the Thundering Herd go 1-3.

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Betting Line: Sportsbooks had the Cardinals pegged as 10.5-point favorites in this matchup. The total, meanwhile, had yet to be posted as of writing - check the lines shortly.

Power Rankings / Prediction: The Cardinals - Thundering Herd odds would favor the Thundering Herd if the lines were set according to power ranks. Louisville is rated No. 58 in our latest OddsShark poll, while the Thundering Herd sit at No. 39. Math models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 25-3 win for the Cardinals.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Louisville's No. 100-ranked offense (20.7 PPG) against a Thundering Herd defense that ranks No. 98 at 32 PPG. The Cardinals passing attack has averaged 245 yards per game, less than the Thundering Herd give up through the air (268.8 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Thundering Herd own the league's No. 57-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 156.5 yards per game when on the road. Louisville, on the other hand, rates No. 96 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

In their last action, Marshall was a 30-10 loser at home against Virginia Tech. They covered the 20.5–point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (40) was profitable news for UNDER bettors.

Louisville was a 24-17 winner in its last match on the road against Kentucky. They covered the 4.5–point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 41 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window.

Marshall Thundering Herd Trends:
When playing in October are 4-6
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 3-7

Louisville Cardinals Trends:
When playing in October are 5-5
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 7-3

A few Thundering Herd at Cardinals trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Marshall's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Marshall's last 5 games on the road
Marshall is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Marshall is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Louisville's last 5 games at home
Louisville is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Louisville is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games at home
Louisville is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next up:
Marshall at Central Florida, Saturday, October 8
Louisville at North Carolina, Saturday, October 8

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