Unbeaten Cardinals favored vs Syracuse
Louisville Cardinals vs Syracuse Orange Odds
The 9-0 Louisville Cardinals were small road favorites for Saturday's Big East battle against Syracuse in NCAA football betting action.
The Orange sit at 4-5 (3-6 ATS) on the season; in comparison, the Cardinals are currently 9-0 (4-5 ATS). Looking to wager on the totals? Syracuse is 5-3 OU, and Louisville is 5-3 OU.
Betting Line: The visitors opened as 3-point favorites in this one at 5Dimes and most sportsbooks tracked here at OddsShark. No total had been posted as of press time check the live lines pages in the coming days to see where the number opened.
Power Rankings / Prediction: The Orange sit at No. 43 in the current NCAAF Power Rankings here at OddsShark, while the Cardinals are at No. 14 on that chart. Math models have concluded that the Cardinals will win this game 39-28.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Syracuse's No. 75-ranked offense, averaging 26.4 PPG, against a Cardinals defense that ranks No. 35 this week at 22.3 PPG. The Orange aerial game is averaging 308.1 yards per game, more than the Cardinals secondary allows through the air, 189.2 YPG per game.
Defensively, the Cardinals feature the league's No. 43-rated road run defense, allowing 148.3 yards per game. Syracuse, meanwhile, ranks No. 69 in rushing offense at home.
Louisville was a 45-17 winner in their most recent outing at home against Temple. They covered the 16-point spread as favorites, while the total score (62) made winners of OVER bettors. Teddy Bridgewater's 324-yard performance through the air was enough last time out, as Louisville earned a 45-17 win over Temple on Saturday at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.
In their last action, Syracuse was a 35-24 loser on the road against Cincinnati. They failed to cover the 5-point spread as underdogs, while the combined score (59) was profitable news for OVER bettors. Jerome Smith tore up the turf for 116 rushing yards in the latest Orange game, a 35-24 loss to the Bearcats at Nippert Stadium.
Louisville Cardinals Trends:
When playing in November are 6-4
When playing on turf are 9-1
After outgaining opponent are 8-2
When playing within the conference are 9-1
Syracuse Orange Trends:
When playing in November are 2-8
When playing on turf are 3-7
After outgaining opponent are 4-6
When playing within the conference are 3-7
A few Cardinals at Orange trends to consider:
Louisville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Louisville is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Louisville is 6-2 SU in its last 8 games when playing Syracuse
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Louisville's last 8 games when playing Syracuse
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Syracuse's last 8 games when playing Louisville
Syracuse is 4-10 SU in its last 14 games
Syracuse is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Syracuse is 2-6 SU in its last 8 games when playing Louisville
Louisville home to Connecticut, Saturday, November 24
Syracuse at Missouri, Saturday, November 17