Syracuse vs. Louisville Prediction

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LOUISVILLE, KY (The Spread) – No. 1 Louisville will put its 11-game winning streak on the line today at 4:00PM ET when it hosts No. 6 Syracuse at the KFC Yum! Center. Will the Cardinals cover the spread?

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ODDS: Oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv have installed Louisville as a 7.5-point favorite over Syracuse for today's game, while the over/under total is currently sitting at 133.5 points. The Orange come into today's contest with a 16-1 overall record and are 4-0 in the Big East, while the Cardinals have the same identical 16-1 and 4-0 records.

LINE MOVEMENT: Louisville opened as a 7-point favorite but the spread has been bet up to 7.5 at most sports books. As for the total, it opened at 134.5 but it dropped to 133.5.

PUBLIC BETTING: Of the wagers placed on tonight’s game, 81% of college basketball public bettors currently favor the Cardinals. This information is subject to change, however, so make sure you click on the link provided for the most up-to-date public betting numbers.

NCAA FREE PICK: Take Louisville. According to latest college basketball trends, the Orange are 1-7-1 against the spread in their last nine games versus the Cardinals and 0-6-1 against the number in their last seven trips to Louisville. The home team is also 4-0 against the number in the last four meetings between these two teams and the Cardinals are 7-1 against the number in their last eight games versus the Big East. They're also 4-1 ATS in their last five Saturday games and 19-7 ATS in their last 26 games overall. Syracuse has struggled recently against Big East competition, going 3-8 against the number in its last 11 conference games. The Orange are also 1-5 against the spread in their last six games following an ATS loss.

SATURDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL FREE PICK: LOUISVILLE -7.5

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