Louisville at Memphis Pick and Preview
- Updated: October 9, 2008
College Football Betting Preview
Louisville (2-2) at Memphis (3-3)
Friday, 8:00 pm Eastern – ESPN
SBG Global Opening Line: Louisville – 6.5 , Total 57
Two teams looking to move above the .500 mark will meet Friday as Memphis hosts Louisville in a nationally televised game on ESPN. The Cardinals enter the game at 2-2 overall and 0-1 in the Big East after losing to Connecticut almost two weeks ago by a score of 26-21. Memphis has won three straight games after losing their first three of the season. Last week they defeated UAB 33-30. SBG Global reports that early College Football betting has the public taking Louisville on the Road.
Friday’s game for Memphis is a real test. “No question. If you look at Louisville’s stats on defense, they are only giving up 70 yards a game rushing. I feel like this will probably be the best team we have played all season.” Memphis head coach Tommy West said, “They should be 3-1, but they threw a pick against Connecticut at the end of the game to lose. They are extremely good up front on both sides of the ball.” The Tigers have been very up and down this year and that probably won’t cut it against Louisville. “We have our work cut out for us. I told our guys yesterday that we are going to have to take a step up in this game.” West said, “We aren’t going to be able to miss tackles like we have done previously and we can’t take a quarter-and-a-half to get going offensively. We are going to have to be ready to go from the beginning.”
Friday’s game will be the 41st meeting between Louisville and Memphis all-time with the Cardinals holding a 21-19 series advantage. The last time the teams met was in 2004 as Louisville won 56-49. The Cardinals are 10-11 all-time at Memphis. Here are more College Football betting stats for Friday’s game. The
Cardinals are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 vs. Conference USA. The Cardinals are 6-2 ATS in their last 8 games on turf. The Cardinals are 22-9 ATS in their last 31 non-conference games. The Cardinals are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 games in October. The Cardinals are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Friday games. The Cardinals are 1-5 ATS in the last 6 meetings between the two teams.
The Tigers are 2-5-3 ATS in their last 10 games in October. The Tigers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 home games. The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings between the two teams. The underdog is 8-1 ATS in the last 9 meetings between the two teams.
SBG Global Current Line: Louisville – 6.5 , Total 57
The Under is 5-1 in the Cardinals last 6 games in October. The Over is 4-1 in the Cardinals last 5 vs. Conference USA. The Over is 5-2 in the Tigers last 7 games overall.
Pick: Memphis +6.5 1 out of 5 units
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