Louisville Cardinals vs Syracuse Orange NCAAB Betting Prediction

Louisville Cardinals vs Syracuse Orange Prediction 2/7/2024

The Louisville Cardinals (7-15) travel to face off against the Syracuse Orange (14-8) on Wednesday, February 7th. This game will be played at JMA Wireless Dome in Syracuse and televised on ACCN. Louisville is coming off a win in their previous game, while Syracuse is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Wake Forest. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Louisville Cardinals vs Syracuse Orange

The Louisville Cardinals Are Coming Off A Win

So far this season, Louisville has been much better at home compared to on the road. The Cardinals are 6-9 at home compared to just 1-6 on the road. As the underdog, Louisville is 2-13 this year.

Coming into this game, Louisville has lost three straight games on the road and has a record of 1-9 over their last 10 road games. In their most recent game, the Cardinals beat Florida State by a score of 101-92.

Against the spread, Louisville has an even 10-10-2 record this season. On the road, the Cardinals are 4-3 vs. the spread and they have gone 2-1 vs. the spread in their last 3 road games. As the underdog, Louisville is 8-6-1 vs. the spread this year and they have gone 2-1 vs. the spread in their last 3 games as the underdog.

This season, the over/under record for Louisville games is 13-9. The average over/under line in their games is 146.6 and today’s line of 154.5 is higher than the average scoring total in their games this year of 150.8. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2.

The Syracuse Orange Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

At home this season, Syracuse has been dominant, going 11-2 with an average scoring margin of +7.2 points per game. Over their last ten games at home, the Orange have gone 8-2. For the season, Syracuse has been favored in 13 of their 22 games, going 12-1 in those contests.

Following a 99-70 loss to Wake Forest, the Orange are looking to avoid their third straight loss. Syracuse’s record this season is 14-8, including a 5-6 mark in Atlantic Coast Conference games. In comparison, they are 9-2 in non-conference games.

As the favorite this season, Syracuse has gone 7-6 vs. the spread. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Orange are 7-3 ATS.

Today’s over/under line of 154.5 is higher than the average over/under line in Syracuse’s games this season (150.6). So far this year, 11 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 155 points compared to their season average of 148.7 points per game.

Louisville Offense Breakdown

In their recent matchup, the Louisville offense ended with 101 points against Florida State. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 54.4% and made 3 threes. One area that the Louisville offense has been good this season is getting to the line. Currently, they are 24th in free-throw attempts per contest. Overall, they have a field goal percentage of 43%.

Mike James (G) 13.6 5.1 1.3
Skyy Clark (G) 12.8 3.2 2.9
Brandon Huntley-Hatfield (F) 11.6 8.5 0.9

Syracuse Offense Breakdown

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. The team’s top scorer is Judah Mintz, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 18.2, while J.J. Starling also carries a PPG average of 12.8 into the game.

Judah Mintz (G) 18.2 3.2 4.6
J.J. Starling (G) 12.8 3.4 2.0
Chris Bell (F) 10.3 1.8 0.7

Louisville Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Louisville defense is giving up an average of 78.0 points per contest. So far, the Louisville defense is giving up an average of 8.4 offensive rebounds per game and are turning teams over 12.2 times per game (603rd).

Syracuse Team Defense

Currently, the Orange’s defense holds the 206th rank in the nation, allowing 73.6 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Syracuse’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 44.2% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 34.1% this season.

Cardinals vs Orange Trends

  • Across their last five road contests, Louisville has a 3-2 record vs the spread. Their overall mark in these games was 1-4, while averaging 66 points per game.
  • In their last five games at home, the Orange have a straight up record of 1-4 while going 1-4 vs the spread. The team’s offense averaged 69 points per game in these contests.
  • In their last ten games as the betting underdog, the Cardinals have a straight up record of 2-8 and an ATS mark of 6-4.
  • Across their last three matchups as the betting favorite, the Orange have an overall record of 2-1 while going 1-2 against the spread.

Cardinals vs Orange Prediction

For a point-spread bet in this Orange vs. Orange matchup, we’re leaning towards the Orange at -8.5. Although our projections show the Orange winning 74-69, we suggest placing your bet on the Cardinals for the point-spread.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 154.5 and our model has the Cardinals and Orange finishing with a combined 143 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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