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Owls battle Cardinals in Week 6 odds

Louisville CardinalsTemple Owls

No. 7 Louisville, which put up 72 points in its most recent outing, opens American Athletic Conference play when it meets 0-4 Temple at the Linc in Philly Saturday afternoon (noon ET, ESPN3).

As of early this week the Cardinals, who are 3-1 ATS on the season, were favored by 33 points over the Owls, who are 1-3 ATS and lost to Fordham a couple weeks ago.

Backers of the Owls have seen them go 0-4 and 1-3 ATS so far this season, while the Cardinals are at 4-0 and 3-1 ATS. In totals betting, the Cardinals are 1-3, while the Owls are 1-3.

View Louisville Cardinals vs Temple Owls Odds and Stats.

Those siding with the visitors in this one saw the Cardinals listed as -30-point favorites earlier this week at Bovada. Meanwhile, the over under line was 58 at 5Dimes.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 110-rated Owls and the No. 13-ranked Cardinals, according to the NCAAF Power Rankings here at Odds Shark. Predictive-scoring models run on this game indicate a potential 41-15 result in favor of the Cardinals.

In their last game, the Owls were Week 5 losers coming out on the wrong end of 26-24 score against Idaho.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Temple's No. 111-ranked offense (18 PPG) against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 1 at 6.75 PPG. The Owls passing attack has averaged 204.25 yards per game, more than the Cardinals give up through the air (133 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Cardinals feature the league's No. 63-rated road run defense, allowing 178 yards per game. Temple, meanwhile, ranks No. 77 in rushing offense at home.

A few Cardinals at Owls trends to consider:
Louisville is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Louisville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Louisville's last 7 games
Louisville is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Temple is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Temple is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Temple is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Temple is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Louisville at Rutgers, Thursday, October 10th
Temple at Cincinnati, Friday, October 11th