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College Basketball Point Spread Betting Line Favors Louisville Cardinals in Battle with Syracuse Orange

Louisville Cardinals


Syracuse Orange
Wednesday, February 18, 2015 7:00 PM ET
Carrier Dome

The Syracuse Orange host Louisville on Wednesday, looking to build on their 16-9 mark against the 20-5 Cardinals in college basketball betting action at Carrier Dome.

Louisville Cardinals vs Syracuse Orange Opening Odds and Betting Line

Bettors looking to go with the Syracuse Orange in this one found them listed as 5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu for Wednesday's contest. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Cardinals was expected to move the line.

Louisville Cardinals vs Syracuse Orange Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Syracuse Orange sport a record of 16-9 and 8-14-1 ATS heading into this betting matchup, while the Louisville Cardinals have 20-5 and 10-13-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 13-7-1 for the Syracuse Orange and 10-11 for the Louisville Cardinals.

It's a betting matchup between the No. 162-rated Syracuse Orange and the No. 90-ranked Louisville Cardinals, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark.

How Louisville Cardinals vs Syracuse Orange Stats Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Syracuse's No. 93-ranked scoring average of 69.72 PPG, against a Louisville Cardinals defense rated No. 14 and allowing 59 PPG. The Syracuse Orange FG% has averaged 44.05% to date this season, more than the Louisville Cardinals shooters have managed so far (43.41% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Chris Jones scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Cardinals to a win (they lost 74-65 to North Carolina State at KFC Yum! Center on Saturday).

Michael Gbinije scored 27 points for Syracuse on Saturday, but the Blue Devils managed a 80-72 victory over the Orange at Carrier Dome.

Louisville Cardinals vs Syracuse Orange Betting Odds Trends

Louisville is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Louisville is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Louisville's last 5 games
Louisville is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Syracuse is 1-7-1 ATS in its last 9 games
Syracuse is 10-5 SU in its last 15 games
Syracuse is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Syracuse's last 5 games

Next Betting Matchups

Louisville home to Miami, Saturday, February 21st
Syracuse at Pittsburgh, Saturday, February 21st