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College Basketball Matchup - Syracuse Orange Louisville Cardinals Odds Preview

Louisville CardinalsSyracuse Orange
March 3, 4:00 PM | Carrier Dome

Louisville Cardinals vs Syracuse Orange Odds


Syracuse looks to cover the Orange-Cardinals pointspread on Saturday and improve its overall 29-1 mark when they host Louisville in college basketball action.

Supporters of the Cardinals have watched them go 22-8 and 14-12-1 ATS on the year, while the Orange are at 29-1 and 15-14 ATS. In totals betting, the Orange are 14-15, while the Cardinals have a 12-14-1 mark.

View Louisville vs Syracuse Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Orange in this one, they're listed as 9.5-point favorites on the NCAAB betting menu for Monday's contest.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Orange at No. 6 and the Cardinals at No. 13 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 82-75 result in favor of the Orange.

How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Syracuse's No. 28-ranked scoring average of 75.9 PPG, against a Cardinals defense rated No. 58 and allowing 62.1 PPG. The Orange FG% has averaged 47.1% to date this season, more than the Cardinals shooters have managed so far (42.9% per game).

Defensively, Louisville features the nation's No. 100-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.3 points per game. Syracuse, meanwhile, comes in at No. 64 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Louisville, they were a 58-51 loser as they battled South Florida at home. They failed to cover in the match as an 8.5-point favorite. Louisville got 14 points from Kyle Kuric but lost anyway, 58-51, to South Florida on Wednesday at KFC Yum! Center.

Syracuse was a 71-69 winner in its last match on the road against Connecticut. They failed to cover the 4.5-point spread as favorites. Syracuse earned a 71-69 victory over Connecticut on Saturday, getting 21 points from Kris Joseph at Gampel Pavilion.

Louisville Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
After playing South Florida are 7-3
After a loss are 7-3

Syracuse Orange Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
After playing Connecticut are 7-3
After a win are 9-1

A few Cardinals at Orange trends to consider:
Louisville is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Louisville's last 7 games on the road
Syracuse is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Syracuse is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Syracuse's last 8 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 8 of Syracuse's last 12 games