Syracuse vs. Louisville Pick
Will No. 7 Louisville defend its home court when it hosts Syracuse today at 2PM ET in ACC action?
According to oddsmakers at BetDSI, Louisville is favored at home, as the Cardinals are getting odds of -10 points against Syracuse. The over/under total for the contest is listed at 143.5 points. Louisville has won and covered the spread in four of the last five against Syracuse, including a 76-72 road win in OT back on Feb. 13.
Louisville is coming off a 74-63 loss at North Carolina this week to fall to 22-6 on the season and 10-5 in the ACC. The Cardinals are 16-9-1 against the spread on the season despite failing to cover in four of its last five games. Louisville is averaging 77.3 points per game on offense while allowing 64.5 on defense. At home, the Cardinals are putting up 81.5 points per contest. Donovan Mitchell is leading the team with 15.8 points per game while Quentin Snider is adding 12.4 points and 4 assists per contest.
Syracuse snapped a three-game losing streak with a 78-75 win at home over Duke. The Orange are now 17-12 on the season and 9-7 in the ACC. Syracuse is also 12-12 against the spread, but the Orange have really struggled on the road, going just 2-9 ATS. Syracuse is averaging 76.2 points per game on offense while allowing 70.4 points per game on defense. When on the road, the Orange are giving up 83.3 points per contest. Andrew White III is leading the team with 17.5 points per game while Tyler Lydon is adding 13.5 points and 8.1 rebounds per contest.
Louisville has responded with a win following its last few losses and it should be able to handle this Syracuse team, which struggles on the road. The Orange have dropped their last two on the road, failing to cover in both instances. Their defense seems to disappear away from the Carrier Dome and their offense will struggle against the Louisville defense.
COLLEGE BASKETBALL DAILY PREDICTION: LOUISVILLE -10