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Murray State Racers vs. Louisville Cardinals 9/7/23 NCAAF Week 2 Odds, Analysis, and Picks

Murray State Racers (2-9 Last Season) vs. Louisville Cardinals (1-0)

The Racers enter this game boasting impressive statistics. Quarterback Eric Phoenix stands out, posting an outstanding 80% completion rate from 13 attempts last season. His stats of 121 passing yards and one touchdown demonstrate an affinity for high-risk/high-reward play-calling; although this limited sample size raises questions regarding resilience under pressure. In any case, Phoenix remains a powerful variable threat that shouldn’t be ignored. Q’Daryius Jennings has made the most of his nine carries to amass 50 rushing yards and one touchdown on just nine attempts, an average of 5.6 yards per carry and two receptions totalling 69 yards making him a formidable dual threat back capable of creating game-changing plays. While these figures look impressive on paper, they must be proven against Louisville’s formidable defensive lineup before their success can be verified.

Conversely, Louisville Cardinals boast an experienced and versatile squad. Quarterback Jack Plummer has made an immediate impact with 18 completions out of 31 pass attempts for 247 yards; three touchdowns and an interception demonstrate his ability to sustain offensive drives as well as score quickly when opportunities present themselves. Running back Jawhar Jordan has proven himself an invaluable weapon in Louisville’s arsenal with his 96 rushing yards at an astounding 13.7 average yards per carry rate, which shows his explosive speed and vision as he consistently breaks away for large gains. Wide receiver Jamari Thrash adds another dimension to their offense with 7 receptions for 88 yards and two touchdowns in their last game; his performance further solidified him as a reliable red zone threat. Louisville’s offense thus exhibits a level of balance and versatility rarely found elsewhere – players contribute consistently at different phases throughout a game – something few other teams can match.


Murray State Racers vs. Louisville Cardinals Game Info

When: Thursday, September 7, 2023 at 7:30 PM ET
Where: Cardinal Stadium
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Eric Phoenix QB vs. Jack Plummer QB

Eric Phoenix boasts an eye-catching quarterback rating of 349.3, but this number should not be taken too literally; Phoenix only attempted five passes in his most recent game and thus casts doubt upon its reliability. Still, his 51-yard completion demonstrates his potential to make big plays – making Phoenix an unpredictable wildcard in any upcoming match-up.

Louisville quarterback Jack Plummer has demonstrated resilience and consistency. In his last game he attempted 31 passes for 247 yards with three touchdowns and one interception, earning a quarterback rating of 150.5 that indicates his ability to perform under more intense competitive circumstances.


NCAAF Odd/Point Spread: Louisville Cardinals ML, Total Odds: 45

When it comes to making a pick, Louisville seems to have the edge. They have maintained a flawless home game ATS (Against the Spread) record and Murray State has struggled significantly on the road. Interestingly, both teams have trends leaning towards UNDER outcomes, adding a layer of complexity to the betting scene.


Murray State Racers Betting Trends

Bettors should proceed cautiously if contemplating wagering on Murray State. Their recent form has been less than stellar, with a 1-4 ATS and a grim 0-10 straight-up record. A closer look reveals that they have particularly struggled in September games, especially on the road, making them a high-risk choice for bettors.


Louisville Cardinals Betting Trends

Louisville, conversely, is entering the matchup on a strong note, boasting a 7-2 SU (Straight Up) and 6-3 ATS record over their last nine games. Their home form is impeccable, standing at 5-0 ATS in their most recent home games. In terms of performance in week 2 games, they have been consistently strong, adding an extra feather to their cap.


Murray State Racers vs. Louisville Cardinals 9/7/23 Betting Picks

Based on individual player stats, recent trends, and overall team dynamics, the Louisville Cardinals appear poised for victory. A forecasted score of around 35-10 underlines their clear advantage, making them a logical choice for both moneyline and spread picks on NCAAF betting sites. Given the UNDER trends of both teams, wagering on the total points to stay under could be a wise decision. Always gamble responsibly.

Free Pick and Prediction: Louisville Cardinals will win 35-10


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