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Louisville home dogs vs Syracuse

The No. 24 Louisville Cardinals are home underdogs against the No. 2 ranked Syracuse Orange Monday but recent history suggests the Rick Pitono's team could be a good bet here.

Louisville look to continue their recent dominance of Syracuse, a team that have beaten 7 straight and are 6-0-1 ATS in those games.

The Cardinals currently sport a 20-5 record overall in NCAA Basketballl action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 13-8-1 ATS. The Orange are 25-1 and 15-10 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Cardinals produce a 11-10-1 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Orange have gone 12-13 against the number.

View Syracuse vs Louisville Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Cardinals as 2-point underdogs in this matchup but it was quickly bet up to -3 for Syracuse at 5Dimes. The total was 137.5 at TopBet earlier Monday.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Cardinals - Orange odds would favor the Orange if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Louisville is rated No. 19 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Syracuse is at No. 6. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 85-78 win for the Orange.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Louisville's No. 86-ranked offense, averaging 71.8 PPG, against a Orange defense that ranks No. 36 at 61 PPG. The Cardinals field goal percentage has averaged 43.8% so far, less than the Orange marksmen have achieved on the year, 48.1% per game.

Defensively, Syracuse features the nation's No. 105-rated defense on the road, allowing 67 points per game. Louisville, meanwhile, comes in at No. 115 nationally in scoring at home.

Syracuse was an 85-67 winner in their most recent outing at home against Connecticut. They covered the 10-point spread as favorites. The Orange grabbed an 85-67 win over the Huskies on Saturday, behind a 21-point effort from Scoop Jardine at Carrier Dome.

Louisville was a 77-74 winner in its last match on the road against West Virginia. They covered the 3.5-point spread as underdogs. Louisville earned a 77-74 victory over West Virginia on Saturday, getting 17 points from Kyle Kuric at WVU Colliseum.

Syracuse Orange Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Rutgers are 6-4
After playing Connecticut are 7-3
After a win are 9-1

Louisville Cardinals Trends:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing DePaul are 4-6
After playing West Virginia are 6-3
After a win are 7-3

 

A few Orange at Cardinals trends to consider:
Syracuse is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Syracuse's last 7 games on the road
Syracuse is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Louisville
Syracuse is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Louisville
Louisville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Louisville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing Syracuse
Louisville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Syracuse
Louisville is 15-2 SU in its last 17 games at home

Next up:
Syracuse at Rutgers, Sunday, February 19
Louisville at DePaul, Saturday, February 18

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