Louisville vs. Syracuse Prediction
Can No. 13 Syracuse continue to climb up the playoff rankings and pick up a dominant win at home over Louisville today at 7PM ET?
Game Snapshot & Odds
Friday, November 9, 2018
7PM ET – Carrier Dome
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Public Betting Trends
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, Syracuse is favored at home in this game, as the Orange are getting odds of -21 points against Louisville. The over/under total for the contest is currently listed at 69 points. The public betting for this game currently has 86 percent going on Syracuse at home. This information is subject to change, however, so be sure to check out our College Football Public Betting Page for updated figures on the game.
Cuse on win streak
Syracuse has won three straight games coming into Friday’s contest. The Orange defeated Wake Forest on the road last weekend, 41-24. They are now 7-2 overall, 4-2 in the ACC, 6-2-1 against the spread and 5-4 with the over. The Orange have covered in two straight.
The Orange are rolling on offense this season, putting up 43.3 points and 478.2 yards per game on offense. Their run game is averaging over 200 yards per contest. Quarterback Eric Dungey has been leading the offense with 2,001 passing yards and 13 touchdowns while also rushing for 628 yards and 10 touchdowns. Moe Neal has added 557 rushing yards while two others have over 220 rushing yards each. Neal is questionable for this game due to an unspecified injury. Jamal Curtis has been the top receiver for the Orange, catching 40 passes for 734 yards and five touchdowns. Defensively, Syracuse is allowing 28.1 points and 432.2 yards per game this year.
Louisville not competing
Louisville has looked completely lost on the football field this season. The Cardinals are coming off a 77-16 loss at Clemson this past weekend for a six-game losing streak. All but one loss has been by at least 18 points. The Cardinals are 2-7 overall, 0-6 in the ACC, 1-8 against the spread and 6-3 with the over. Louisville has failed to cover in four straight.
The Cardinals have really been a mess on defense, allowing 40.8 points and 462.8 yards per contest. Their run defense is giving up 277.4 yards per game. Offensively, Louisville is putting up 21.6 points and 344.7 yards per contest. Jawon Pass has thrown for 1,697 yards and seven touchdowns, but also has 10 interceptions. Malik Cunningham has also seen time under center. He has thrown for 319 yards while rushing for 244 yards. Trey Smith is the leading rusher on the team, but has just 263 yards.
College Football Betting Trends
Syracuse is 8-0-1 ATS in its last nine games following a win and 3-1-1 ATS in their last five home games.
The Cardinal are 6-20 against the spread in their last 26 games overall and 3-13 ATS in their last 16 against a winning team.
Louisville hasn’t been competitive against a respectable team all season. Their best showing since mid-September is a 4-point loss at home to Florida State, but all of the other losses have been blowouts. Syracuse has a dynamic offense that is putting up a lot of points. The Orange shouldn’t have trouble scoring tonight. While the Orange don’t have a great defense, the Cardinals aren’t a team that are going to be able to capitalize on that. Look for Syracuse to roll at home.
College Football Prediction: Syracuse -21