Orange vs. Cardinals Prediction
The 11th-ranked Louisville Cardinals have lost their last two games and dropped out of first place in the Atlantic Coast Conference. Can Louisville bounce back with a home win tonight as big favorites against the Syracuse Orange?
Wednesday, February 19, 2020
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According to oddsmakers, the Cardinals are a 9.5-point favorite on the spread line. The total is set at 145.5 points. As of Wednesday morning, 64 percent of public bets are siding with host Louisville. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Orange edged by Seminoles
Syracuse lost by a score of 80-77 Saturday at Florida State to drop to 14-11 overall and 7-7 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Orange were outscored 41-33 in the first half and could not bounce all the way back. Elijah Hughes paced Syracuse with 25 points on 10-of-20 shooting incuding 2-of-8 from 3-point distance plus 3-of-6 at the free throw line. He also registered four rebounds, two assists and two steals.Joseph Girard III contributed 22 points on 7-of-22 shooting including 5-of-12 from 3-point distance plus 3-of-3 at the free throw line. He also notched seven rebounds and five assists. Quincy Guerrier added 13 points, two boards and two blocked shots.
Cardinals stumble at Tigers
Louisville lost by a score of 77-62 Saturday at Clemson to drop to 21-5 overall and 12-3 in the ACC. Dwayne Sutton led the Cardinals with 18 points on 7-of-15 shooting including 2-of-5 from 3-point range plus 2-of-4 at the charity stripe. He also pulled down seven rebounds. David Johnson added 12 points, eight assists and six boards off the bench. Louisville was outscored 31-14 in the first half and were unable to rally back.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The road team is 2-5 ATS in the last seven meetings. The underdog is 1-4 ATS in the last five meetings.
The Cardinals are 0-2 ATS in the last two meetings. Louisville is 0-2 straight up versus the Orange in the last two meetings.
The Cardinals have been awful in their last two games, but both were on the road. Louisville has only lost one at home this season and it should be highly motivated to right the ship with the ACC regular season title hanging in the balance. Look for the Cardinals to win by double digits here against a Syracuse squad that has dropped four of its last five.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: LOUISVILLE CARDINALS -9.5