|2012 Big East College Football Week 11 Odds: Louisville vs. Syracuse|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Wednesday, 07 November 2012 09:30|
Louisville vs. Syracuse Odds
Louisville is 9-0 on the season, 4-0 in the Big East and 3-0 on the road. Syracuse is 4-5 overall, 3-2 in conference play and 3-2 at home. The Cardinals are 4-5 against the spread this year while the Orange are 3-5-1 ATS. Louisville has won its last three against Syracuse.
Trends show that the underdog has covered the spread in 7 of the last 8 meetings in this series while Syracuse is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 against Louisville. These two teams have combined to hit the under in 6 of their last 8 meetings.
According to oddsmakers from Bovada.lv, Louisville is a slight favorite on the road, as the Cardinals are getting odds of -3 points at Syracuse on Saturday. The over/under total has been set at 58 points. (View Matchup) The opening odds for this game also had Louisville favored by 3 points. The spread dropped to 2.5 points during the week before returning to Louisville -3.
Louisville is coming off a 45-17 win over Temple last week at home. This was the first win of more than 10 points for the Cardinals since a 35-7 win over Missouri State on Sept. 8. This season, Louisville is averaging 34 points per game on offense while the defense is allowing 22.3 points per contest. The team is being led this year by quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, who has thrown for 2,434 yards and 18 touchdowns.
Syracuse is coming off a 35-24 loss at Cincinnati last week. The Orange have had six of their last seven games decided by 11 points or less. On the year, Syracuse is scoring just 26.4 points per game on offense while the defense is allowing 26.1 points per contest. Syracuse is being led this season by quarterback Ryan Nassib, who has thrown for 2,773 yards and 18 touchdowns.
In terms of Injuries, Louisville cornerback Charles Gaines and defensive end B.J. Dubose are both questionable with undisclosed injuries. Syracuse running backs Adonis Ameen-Moore (lower body) and Ashton Brolyd (undisclosed) are both questionable for this game.
The Public Bets for this game are backing Louisville. The Cardinals are getting 87% of the wagers with odds of -3 points at Syracuse on Saturday afternoon.