Murray State Racers (2-9 Last Season) vs. Louisville Cardinals (1-0)
Murray State Racers vs. Louisville Cardinals 9/7/23 – Prepare for an exciting night of college football as the Murray State Racers face off against the Louisville Cardinals on Thursday, September 7, 2023, with kick-off slated for 7:30 PM ET at Cardinal Stadium and broadcast by ACCN. Don’t miss it.
Murray State Racers come into this game boasting impressive statistics that make an impression. Quarterback Eric Phoenix has displayed remarkable accuracy, with an 80% completion rate from just 13 attempts he completed last season. His 121 yards passing and touchdown demonstrate his threat, though his limited attempts may hint at an aggressive offensive strategy. Murray State is led in their running game by Q’Daryius Jennings, who has made each attempt count by amassing 50 yards and one touchdown on nine attempts, averaging 5.6 yards per carry and scoring once on two receptions totaling 69 yards; an average catch length of 34.5 yards indicates significant play potential while his two touchdowns suggest red-zone threats. These numbers may seem promising, but ultimately, what matters is whether Murray State can compete against strong opponents like Louisville.
Louisville Cardinals’ Versatile Offense: Key Players and Expert NCAAF Picks
Louisville Cardinals boast an experienced and balanced squad. Quarterback Jack Plummer stands out with 31 pass attempts completed 18 times for 247 yards with three touchdowns against one interception to his credit, showing he can lead drives and score points quickly. Running back Jawhar Jordan has proven himself an asset for the Cardinals with his 96 rushing yards and 13.7 average yards per carry, an excellent testament to his ability to break open plays. Jamari Thrash leads the Cardinals’ receiving corps, amassing 7 receptions for 88 yards at an average 12.6-yard average per catch in their last game and two touchdown catches to show his reliability as an end zone target. Overall, their offense seems more flexible, with critical players performing consistently across multiple stages of gameplay. For expert insights and free NCAAF picks, keep reading.
Murray State Racers vs. Louisville Cardinals Game Info
|When:||Thursday, September 7, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET|
Eric Phoenix QB vs. Jack Plummer QB
Eric Phoenix boasts an eye-popping quarterback rating of 349.3, but it is essential to put this into context. Phoenix attempted only five passes in his previous outing and completed four, showing good accuracy but an insufficient sample size for any definitive conclusions to be drawn from this figure. His longest pass completion of 51 yards shows his capacity for making big plays; however, overall team performance remains a significant concern.
Jack Plummer of the Cardinals has demonstrated that he can handle more passes while maintaining solid numbers. With 31 attempts in his last game alone, he completed 18 passes for 247 yards, completing 18 and throwing 3 touchdowns against 1 interception for an overall QB rating of 150.5, which provides more accurate data given its larger sample size and more intense competition.
Odds/Point Spread: Louisville Cardinals ML, Total Odds: 45
Louisville is the more obvious pick here given their vital overall records and performance, including a perfect five home game ATS record and Murray State’s poor road performance; plus both teams tend towards UNDER outcomes for this matchup.
Murray State Racers Betting Trends
Murray State has recently shown some concerning betting trends, providing a reason to exercise caution when considering backing them. Over their last five games, they have gone 1-4 against the spread (ATS) while posting an unfavorable record of 0-10 straight up, both at home and away (of which zero wins were earned on either occasion). Their woes appear compounded further in September when they failed to win one road game. Among all this chaos, they managed an UNDER in four out of their last five contests, which might give hope, yet such dismal overall results make betting on them risky at best.
Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends
Louisville enters this game with much stronger betting trends, boasting a 7-2 SU record over their last nine games and an outstanding 6-3 ATS mark. They have also shown impressive strength at home, going 5-0 ATS over their last five home games; additionally, they are undefeated in week 2 games since September (6-2 SU record and unbeaten 7 wins in 8 September games), total points have seen the UNDER hit five times out of six (although 13 out of 20 Thursday games had gone over total points!), offering some unpredictability into this matchup.
Murray State Racers vs. Louisville Cardinals 9/7/23 Betting Picks
Given their performance trends and individual stats, the Louisville Cardinals are clear favorites in this matchup. Their predicted score leans heavily towards them – possibly 35-10 – making Louisville an easy moneyline and spread pick. Given both teams’ recent under trends, betting UNDER for total points may also prove wise. Always gamble responsibly and consider seeking out free expert sports picks for additional guidance.
Free Pick and Prediction: Louisville Cardinals will win 35-10.