Louisville vs. Syracuse Pick
Can No. 4 Louisville go on the road today and pick up a win against Syracuse at 7PM ET? Here’s our take on today’s ACC clash.
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Louisville is favored on the road, as the Cardinals are getting odds of -3 points against the Orange. The over/under total for the game is listed at 141 points. Louisville has won and covered the spread in three of its last four against the Orange. These two have yet to meet this season.
Louisville is coming off a 71-66 win at home over Miami where the Cardinals failed to cover the spread of 9 points. The Cardinals are now 20-5 overall and 8-4 in the ACC while putting up a record of 15-7-1 against the spread this season. Louisville is averaging 77.2 points per game on offense while the defense is allowing 62.8 per game. Donovan Mitchell has been leading the team with 15.1 points and 4.7 rebounds per game while Quentin Snider is adding 12.1 points and 4 assists per contest.
Syracuse is coming off an 80-75 loss at Pittsburgh this weekend to snap a five-game winning streak. The Orange are now 16-10 overall, 8-5 in the ACC and 13-7-1 against the spread. Syracuse is averaging 76.7 points per game on offense while allowing 70 on defense. When at home, the Orange put up 80.6 points per game on offense and allow just 64.1 on defense. Andrew White III is leading the team with 17.7 points and 4.6 rebounds per game while Tyler Lydon is adding 13.8 points and 7.8 boards per contest.
While Syracuse isn’t as good of a team on paper, the Orange have been a solid team at home this season. They have won their last seven at home, including wins over the likes of Virginia and Florida State. The Orange are also 3-0 against the spread as a home underdog this season and I think they will be able to defend their home court tonight against a Louisville team that is only 5-4-1 ATS on the road.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: SYRACUSE +3