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Louisville Traditionally A Safe Play Vs Syracuse

The ACC is currently a jumbled mess with the top seven teams all within one and a half games of each other. Two of those programs are Louisville and Syracuse, who will meet for the first time this season Monday. If history is any indication, the Cardinals are the safer bet with Louisville covering in nine of the past 12 against Syracuse.

Shark Bites
  • Quentin Snider scored just 5 points and shot 1-for-7 from three last season against Syracuse.
  • Syracuse is 7-0 SU and ATS in its last 7 games at home against teams with winning records.
  • The total has gone OVER in Syracuse's last 8 games.

Louisville is back to full strength with Quentin Snider making his return to the team in their last outing after missing six games with a hip injury. Snider took little time to shake off any rust, as the sophomore scored 13 points and shot 3-for-5 from beyond the arc against Miami but did match his season high with three turnovers. Donovan Mitchell is still the offensive centerpiece for Louisville with the guard averaging 18.4 points in conference play.

Syracuse’s typically strong defensive play has been middling this season and has been especially exposed lately with the Orange allowing over 80 points in each of the past two games. Syracuse has a glut of scoring options; four players are averaging double-digit ppg, but Andrew White is still the guy. The guard has averaged 24.2 ppg in the past six outings while draining at least three treys in each of those outings.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Syracuse Orange to cover the point spread in this one found them as 4-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Louisville Cardinals vs Syracuse Orange Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Syracuse Orange currently sport a 16-10 record overall in NCAA basketball action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 11-10 ATS. The Louisville Cardinals are 20-5 and 16-7 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Syracuse Orange produce a 14-7 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Louisville Cardinals have gone 10-13 against the totals betting line.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Syracuse Orange at No. 103 and the Louisville Cardinals at No. 7 heading into this college basketball betting matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Syracuse's No. 88-ranked scoring average of 76.69 PPG, against a Louisville Cardinals defense rated No. 17 and allowing 62.8 PPG. The Syracuse Orange FG% has averaged 46.23% to date this season, more than the Louisville Cardinals shooters have managed so far (45.07% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Cardinals grabbed a 71-66 win over the Hurricanes on Saturday, behind a 18-point effort from Deng Adel at KFC Yum! Center.

The Orange endured a 80-75 loss at the hands of the Panthers on Saturday, despite a 20-point effort from Andrew White III at Petersen Events Center.

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

Next Betting Matchups

Louisville home to Virginia Tech, Saturday, February 18th
Syracuse at Georgia Tech, Sunday, February 19th