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Cardinals take on Golden Panthers in Week 4 contest

Louisville CardinalsFlorida International Golden Panthers
Sep 22, 7:00 PM | Turf of FIU Stadium

Louisville Cardinals vs Florida International Golden Panthers Odds


Louisville travels to Florida International on Saturday, hoping to boost its 3-0 mark in Week 4 action with a victory over the Golden Panthers.

They bring a 1-2 record (1-2 ATS) to the Week 4 battle against the 3-0 Cardinals, who are 2-1 ATS against the spread. Over under bettors have seen Florida International go 3-0 so far and the Cardinals go 2-0.

View Louisville vs Florida International Odds and Stats.

Betting Line: The Golden Panthers were listed as 11-point underdogs at sportsbooks on the opening college football line.

Power Rankings / Prediction: This game matches up the No. 116 (Golden Panthers) and the No. 9 (Cardinals) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 47-20 result in favor of the Cardinals is predicted by handicapping models.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Florida International's No. 63-ranked offense, averaging 29 PPG, against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 37 this week at 18.3 PPG. The Golden Panthers aerial game is averaging 237 yards per game, less than the Cardinals secondary allows through the air, 264.3 YPG per game.

Last time out for Louisville, they were a 39-34 winner as they battled North Carolina at home. Louisville covered in the match as a 3.5-point favorite, while 73 combined points moved the game OVER for totals bettors. Jeremy Wright tore up the turf for 114 rushing yards in the latest Cardinals game, a 39-34 win over the Tar Heels at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

Florida International was a 33-20 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Central Florida. They covered the 14.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score (53) made winners of OVER bettors. The Golden Panthers suffered a Week 3 loss against Central Florida in their last game, falling 33-20 at Bright House Networks Stadium.

Louisville Cardinals Trends:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on turf are 6-4
After outgaining opponent are 6-4
When playing outside the conference are 6-4

Florida International Golden Panthers Trends:
When playing in September are 4-6
When playing on turf are 5-5
After being outgained are 7-3
When playing outside the conference are 5-5

A few Cardinals at Golden Panthers trends to consider:
Louisville is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisville's last 5 games on the road
Louisville is 7-3 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Florida International is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Florida International's last 12 games
Florida International is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games
Florida International is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Louisville at Southern Miss, Saturday, September 29
Florida International at Louisiana-Lafayette, Saturday, September 29