A couple of schools that like to feature their running games, Head Coach Dino Babers and the Syracuse Orange (+10) are gearing up to take on their in-conference rival Louisville Cardinals (-10) at Cardinal Stadium. This daytime matchup is scheduled to get going at 4:00 p.m. ET and ACC Network will televise the action.
Syracuse at Louisville Betting Odds 11/23/2019
Louisville is giving up 10 points in this ACC game. The Orange are currently getting +300 moneyline odds while the Cardinals are -400. The over/under is set at 62 points, and some good live betting possibilities should exist during the matchup.
The early action has leaned toward the Cards, as the opening line was -8. The game’s over/under has not moved after it was initially set at 62.
The Orange are 4-6 straight up (SU), including 1-5 SU against ACC opponents. The Cardinals are 6-4 SU overall and 4-3 SU in conference play. The Orange have lost 0.9 units so far in 2019 and are 3-6 against the spread (ATS). The team has recorded an O/U mark of 4-5.
The Cardinals have gained 3.9 units this season. The team is 6-4 ATS and has an even O/U record of 5-5.
The Orange are coming off a resounding 49-6 win over Duke last week. The passing attack left much to be desired as Tommy DeVito completed just six passes on 15 attempts for 105 yards and two touchdowns. Moe Neal (115 yards on 17 rush attempts, one TD) and Jarveon Howard (115 yards on nine carries, one TD) provided the running attack in the win while Trishton Jackson (two receptions, 68 yards, one TD) and Luke Benson (two catches, 28 yards, one TD) handled the receiving duties.
The Louisville Cards are coming off of a 34-20 win over North Carolina State. The defense allowed the Wolfpack to rush for 134 yards on 35 attempts. Emeka Emezie was a bright spot in the defeat for North Carolina State, posting 90 yards on eight catches. For Louisville, Macale Cunningham completed 13-of-20 passes for 242 yards and four touchdowns. Cunningham (9 yards on 16 rush attempts) and Javian Hawkins (67 yards on 16 carries) mounted the ground game in the win as Chatarius Atwell (five receptions, 110 yards, one TD) and Dez Fitzpatrick (four catches, 72 yards, one TD) led the Louisville pass-catchers.
Syracuse has run the ball on 54.1 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Louisville has a rush percentage of 64.5 percent. The Orange have run for 141 yards per game (including 124 per game versus Atlantic Coast opponents) and have 13 touchdowns via handoffs this year. The Cards are totaling 199 rushing yards per contest (173 in conference) and have 18 total rush TDs.
The Orange have logged 238 yards/contest in the air overall (216 per game against conference opposition) and have 19 passing scores so far. The Cards have produced 239 pass yards per game (260.9 in the ACC) and have 23 total pass TDs.
Syracuse has let opponents run for an average of 190 yards and pass for 249 yards per game. Louisville has allowed 175.4 yards per game on the ground and 257 to opponents in the air. The Orange are allowing an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of only 5.82 to opponents, while the Cards have given up a 7.1 ANY/A.
DeVito has amassed 1,891 pass yards on the year, and has completed 172-of-277 attempts with 14 passing touchdowns and five interceptions. DeVito has a 5.44 adjusted net yards per pass attempt overall, although that number is 8.51 over the last two games.
On the other sideline, Macale Cunningham has accounted for 1,251 yards, 12 TDs and two INTs. Cunningham’s ANY/A sits at 10.61 for the year and 11.32 over his past two games.
These two teams faced off last year with the final outcome being a 54-23 win for Syracuse.
Syracuse Orange at Louisville Cardinals Free Prediction
SU Winner – Louisville, ATS Winner – Louisville, O/U – Under
Team Betting Notes
The O/U for Syracuse’s last game was set at 49. The over cashed in the team’s 49-6 victory over Duke.
Syracuse has produced 4.7 yards per carry over its last three contests and 5.2 over its last two.
Louisville has averaged 4.0 yards per carry over its last three games and only 3.3 over its past two.
Louisville has lost eight fumbles this season while Syracuse has lost seven.
In its last three matches, Syracuse is 1-2 ATS and the over cashed in two of those three.
The O/U for Louisville’s last match was 51.5. The over cashed in the team’s 34-20 victory over North Carolina State.
Over its last three games, Louisville is 2-1 ATS and the over cashed in two of those three.
The Orange offense has registered 11 pass plays of 40+ yards, while the Cardinals have put up 16 such plays.
The Syracuse defense has allowed 11 pass plays of 40 or more yards, while Louisville has given up nine such plays.
The Syracuse offense has created 13 rushing plays of 20 or more yards, while Louisville has created 23 such runs.
Both defenses have allowed 16 rushing plays of 20+ yards. The Orange have given up 60 running plays of 10+ yards while the Cardinals have given up 57 such plays.
The Syracuse defense has sacked opposing quarterbacks 29 times this year. Louisville has recorded just 21 sacks.