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Syracuse Just Can’t Beat The Best Teams

The Syracuse Orange have not been very good the past two seasons, as they have amassed an 8-1 record since the start of the 2014 season. To the surprise of nobody, Syracuse has struggled against the best teams with just one win in their past 13 games against opponents with winning records. The Orange are going to be in tough to rectify that record when they take on the Louisville Cardinals Friday.

SHARK BITES
  • Louisville is 5-1 in their past six games against Syracuse.
  • Syracuse is 5-0 ATS in their past five games at home.
  • The OVER is 5-1 in Louisville’s past six games.

What can Lamar Jackson possibly do for an encore after his ridiculous Week 1 performance? The sophomore quarterback accounted for 405 yards of offense and eight touchdowns in a single half of play. Maybe even more impressive was that Jackson’s six passing touchdowns all went to different receivers.

Syracuse is also coming off a dominant Week 1 victory as they cruised past Colgate 33-7. Dino Babers' new no-huddle offense went for 554 yards on 81 plays, which is good for 6.8 yards per play. Sophomore QB Eric Dungey seems better suited to this offense, as he went 34 of 40 for 355 yards and two touchdowns.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to back the visiting Louisville Cardinals in this one found them as -13 point favorites on the opening college football point spread at TopBet. Bookmark the college football odds pages to see where the over under number opens in this game.

Handicapping prediction models run by the computers at Odds Shark pick a 34-8 result in favor of Louisville. 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 Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Betting fans of the Syracuse Orange have seen them go 1-0 and 1-0 ATS so far this season, while the Louisville Cardinals are at 1-0 and 1-0 ATS. In over under totals betting, the Louisville Cardinals are 1-0, while the Syracuse Orange are 0-1. Stay Informed: follow us on Twitter for odds specials, betting line moves and Syracuse vs Louisville injuries news.

The OddsShark Power Rankings have the Syracuse Orange at No. 102 and the Louisville Cardinals at No. 39 heading into this contest.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Lamar Jackson tore up the turf for 119 rushing yards in the latest Cardinals game, a 70-14 win over the 49ers at Papa John's Cardinal Stadium.

Betting Trends
  • Louisville is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games
  • Louisville is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Louisville's last 6 games
  • Louisville is 8-4 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
  • Syracuse is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Syracuse is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games
  • Syracuse is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Syracuse is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Louisville

Next Betting Matchups

Louisville home to Florida State, Saturday, September 17th
Syracuse home to USF, Saturday, September 17th

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