Looking to win big? The Orange and Cardinals face off at 8:00 ET on ACCN. The Cardinals are hosting the game at KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, KY. Syracuse is favored by -4.5 in this Atlantic Coast conference matchup the against Louisville. The over/under for the game is set at 156 points.

SYRACUSE ORANGE VS LOUISVILLE CARDINALS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Louisville Cardinals +4.5

This game will be played at KFC Yum! Center at 8:00 ET on Saturday, March 2nd.

WHY BET THE LOUISVILLE CARDINALS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 74-68 in favor of the Cardinals.
  • Not only will Louisville pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +4.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 156 points, and we like the under with a projected 142 points.

Can Syracuse Pull Off a Road Win?

Coming into today, Syracuse is 19-10 overall and 10-8 in Atlantic Coast Conference play. Over their last three games, the Orange have gone 3-0, and they are currently on a three-game winning streak. So far this season, Syracuse has gone 15-2 when favored, and they have been favored in 17 of their 29 games.

On the road, the Orange are 4-7 this season, and their average scoring margin is -5.5 points per game. Over their last 10 games away from home, Syracuse has gone 4-6, and they are 2-3 in their last five road games.

As the favorite this season, Syracuse has gone 8-9 vs. the spread. On the road, the Orange are 4-7 ATS this year and just 4-6 ATS in their last 10 road games. Over their last three road games, Syracuse is 1-2 vs. the spread.

Syracuse’s over/under record this season is 16-13 and the average over/under line in their games is 150.7. So far, 21 of their games have finished with fewer points than today’s over/under line of 156. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 165 points and their over/under record over their last 10 games is 7-3.

Syracuse’s offense is coming off a strong performance, scoring 84 points against Virginia Tech. They had an overall field goal percentage of 56.7% and made 12/12 free throws. Leading Syracuse in scoring vs. Virginia Tech was Judah Mintz with his 29 points. J.J. Starling also added 13 points for the Orange.

Coming into today’s game, the Syracuse defense is giving up an average of 74.9 points per contest. In today’s game, the Syracuse defense will be looking to once again do a good job defending the three-point line, as they gave up just 4 three-pointers while giving up 71 points.

Will Louisville Secure A Victory as Home Underdogs?

Despite being the underdog, Louisville has gone 2-17 in 19 games as the underdog this season. They are 7-10 at home this season, and their average scoring margin at home is -2.8 points per game. Over their last 10 games at home, the Cardinals have gone 3-7.

Overall, Louisville is just 8-20 this season, including a 3-14 record in Atlantic Coast Conference play. They have lost four straight games, and their most recent game was an 84-59 loss to Duke.

Against the spread, Louisville has a record of 12-14-2 this season. At home, they are 7-8-2 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Cardinals have gone 5-5 ATS. In their last 3 games as the underdog, Louisville is 0-3 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Louisville games is 15-13. Today’s over/under line of 156 is higher than the average OU line in their games (147.2). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 136 points.

Most recently, the Louisville offense finished with just 59 points vs. Duke. For the game, they hit 3/17 three-point attempts and a field goal percentage of 41.1%. Tre White led the scoring for the Cardinals, contributing 15 points. Additionally, Brandon Huntley-Hatfield chipped in with 11 points.

At present, the Cardinals’ defense is nationally ranked 313rd, allowing 78.8 points per game. Against Duke in their most recent game, the Louisville defense gave up a total of 84 points while allowing Duke to hit 56% of their shots.