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Syracuse Orange Hosting the Louisville Cardinals Week 6 Odds and Betting Pick

Louisville Cardinals

vs

Syracuse Orange
Friday, October 03, 2014 7:00 PM ET
Carrier Dome

Former Big East foes meet for the first time as ACC rivals when Louisville visits Syracuse on Friday night at the Carrier Dome. The Cardinals are 4-1 SU and 3-2 ATS already this season, coming off an underwhelming 20-10 victory over Wake Forest, proving that it's difficult to cover a spread as a 21-point favorite when you only score 20 points. The Orange, meanwhile, are 2-2 SU, 1-3 ATS, coming off back-to-back losses at home to Maryland and Notre Dame.

Two years ago a 9-0 Louisville team went up to Syracuse and got ambushed 45-26, losing outright as short road chalk.

Louisville Cardinals vs Syracuse Orange Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Syracuse Orange were sitting as 3.5-point underdogs earlier in the week at Bovada. The total was to be set a bit later in the week for over under betting purposes.

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Computer Prediction: Louisville Cardinals vs Syracuse Orange Pick

Odds Shark computer score prediction models pick a possible 35-26 win for the Cardinals on Friday. View the computer score prediction and who will win the pick on the moneyline for all upcoming NCAAF matchups here.

Louisville Cardinals vs Syracuse Orange Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Louisville Cardinals will try to spoil to the party on Friday; they are 3-2 ATS against the spread this season, while the Syracuse Orange are 1-3 ATS. Louisville is 1-4 on the over under betting totals; Syracuse is 1-3. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Syracuse vs Louisville injuries news.

According to the Power Rankings here at Odds Shark it's the No. 85-rated Syracuse Orange and the No. 25-rated Louisville Cardinals in this matchup.

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How Louisville Cardinals vs Syracuse Orange Stats Matchup

Offensively, the game matches up the Syracuse Orange No. 88-ranked offense (25.5 PPG) against a Louisville Cardinals defense that ranks No. 10 at 14 PPG. The Syracuse Orange passing attack has averaged 218 yards per game, more than the Louisville Cardinals give up through the air (167 YPG on average).

In comparing defenses, the Louisville Cardinals own the league's No. 22-rated front 7 in terms of stopping the run, allowing 101 yards per game when on the road. Syracuse, on the other hand, rates No. 55 this week in generating rushing yards at home.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Louisville was a 20-10 winner in its last match at home against Demon Deacons. They failed to cover the -21-point spread as favorites, while the total score of 30 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Brandon Radcliff tore up the turf for 129 rushing yards in the latest Cardinals game, a 20-10 win over the Demon Deacons at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

Syracuse was a 31-15 loser in its last match at home against Fighting Irish. They failed to cover the +8.5-point spread as underdogs, while the total score of 46 sent UNDER bettors to the payout window. Syracuse lost its last outing 31-15 against Notre Dame on Saturday, getting a 103-yard receiving performance from Jarrod West in a losing cause at MetLife Stadium.

Louisville Cardinals vs Syracuse Orange Betting Odds Trends

Louisville is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games
Louisville is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Louisville's last 6 games
Louisville is 16-7 ATS in its last 23 games on the road
Syracuse is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Syracuse's last 5 games
Syracuse is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home
Syracuse is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Louisville at Clemson, Saturday, October 11th
Syracuse home to Florida State, Saturday, October 11th

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