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Tigers vs Cardinals Game Preview

Memphis TigersLouisville Cardinals
3-6November 23, 2013, 12:00 | Papa John's Cardinal Stadium9-1

The Louisville Cardinals host Memphis on Saturday, looking to build on their 4-6 ATS mark against the 3-6 Tigers in NCAAF action at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

They battle the Tigers, currently with a 3-6 mark (5-4 ATS). The over under records, important for totals bettors, are 2-8 for the Cardinals and 2-7 for the Tigers.

View Memphis Tigers vs Louisville Cardinals Odds and Stats.

Oddsmakers at 5Dimes opened the Cardinals as -22.5-point favorites in the matchup, while the betting total had not been set at press time (check the college football odds link for the latest on the over under)..

This game matches up the No. 7 (Cardinals) and the No. 54 (Tigers) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAF Power Rankings at OddsShark. A 44-21 result in favor of the Cardinals is predicted by handicapping models.

Memphis was a 23-10 winner in its last match on the road against South Florida. They covered the 1.5-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 33 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. The Tigers grabbed a Week 12 victory over the Bulls in their last game, winning 23-10 at Raymond James Stadium. Dominique Brown tore up the turf for 137 rushing yards in the latest Cardinals game, a 20-13 win over the Cougars at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Louisville's No. 25-ranked offense (36.6 PPG) against a Tigers defense that ranks No. 22 at 20.56 PPG. The Cardinals passing attack has averaged 316 yards per game, more than the Tigers give up through the air (226.78 YPG on average).

Defensively, the Tigers feature the league's No. 1-rated road run defense, allowing 75 yards per game. Louisville, meanwhile, ranks No. 91 in rushing offense at home.

A few Tigers at Cardinals trends to consider:
Memphis is 9-4 ATS in its last 13 games
Memphis is 7-18 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Memphis's last 9 games
Memphis is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Louisville is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Louisville is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Louisville's last 6 games
Louisville is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Memphis home to Temple, Saturday, November 30th
Louisville at Cincinnati, Thursday, December 5th