Betting on today’s Cardinals and Orange game? Catch the action at JMA Wireless Dome in Syracuse, NY, as the Orange hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ACCN. The over/under for this game is set at 154.5 points, and Syracuse is favored by -8.5 vs. Louisville in a Atlantic Coast conference matchup.


The Pick: Louisville Cardinals +8.5

This game will be played at JMA Wireless Dome at 7:00 ET on Wednesday, February 7th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-69 in favor of the Orange.
  • Even though we have Syracuse winning straight-up, we like Louisville at +8.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 154.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 143 points.

Can Louisville Pull Off a Road Win?

Through 22 games, Louisville has a record of 7-15, including a 2-9 mark in ACC play. On the road, the Cardinals are just 1-6 this season, and they come into this game with a three-game losing streak away from home.

So far, Louisville has been an underdog in 15 of their 22 games, going just 2-13 in those contests. Overall, they are 5-2 when favored, compared to their 2-13 record as the underdog.

When looking at Louisville’s ATS record this season, they are currently 10-10-2. However, their record vs. the spread when they are the underdog is 8-6-1. On the road, the Cardinals have gone 4-3 vs. the spread this year and their last 10 ATS mark as the underdog is 6-4.

Today’s over/under line of 154.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Louisville’s games this year (146.6). This season, 14 of their games have finished with more points than today’s line. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and in their last 10 games, it is 7-3.

Coming off their recent game, the Louisville offense tallied 101 points in a matchup against Florida State. Their field goal percentage for the game was 54.4%, and they made 3 threes. Coming into the game, the Cardinals offense has strugled with their outside shot this season, hitting threes at a rate of just 30%. On average, they get up 17.7 three-point attempts per game and are averaging 17.5 made free-throws.

The Cardinals’ defense is presently ranked 283rd nationally, allowing an average of 78.0 points per contest. Louisville’s three-point defense is currently 172nd in the country at 7.9 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 46.4% of their shots vs. Louisville.

Are Syracuse Ready for a Home Win?

Despite losing their last two games, Syracuse is still 12-1 when favored this season. Their average scoring margin at home is +7.2 compared to -6.6 on the road.

Syracuse’s record at home this season is 11-2, and they have gone 8-2 over their last 10 games at home.

When looking at Syracuse’s ATS record this season, they are currently 9-13. At home, their ATS mark is 6-7. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Orange have gone 7-3 vs. the spread.

Today’s over/under line of 154.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Syracuse’s games this season (150.6). Currently, the over/under record for Syracuse this season is 11-11. In their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and the average scoring total in those games is 155 points.

Against Wake Forest, the Syracuse had a tough time putting up points compared to their season average of 75.1 points per game. They scored 70 points and posted a field goal percentage of 40.3% in the game. On the offensive front, the Orange have a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, ranking 250th nationally. When it comes to three-point shooting, they are ranked 306th in terms of percentage and 245th in three-pointers made.

Syracuse’s defense is currently in line with the NCAA average for points allowed, allowing an average of 73.6 points per game. Syracuse’s three-point defense is currently 143rd in the country at 7.4 made threes per game. In terms of overall field goal percentage, opponets have hit 44.2% of their shots vs. Syracuse.