CFB Picks: Louisville vs Syracuse 11/20/20 College Football Picks, Odds, Predictions

CFB Picks: Louisville vs Syracuse 11/20/20 College Football Picks, Odds, Predictions Photo by Jamie Rhodes-USA TODAY Sports

Syracuse Orange (1-7) at Louisville Cardinals (2-6)

College Football: Friday, November 20, 2020 at 7:00 pm (Cardinal Stadium)

The Line: Louisville Cardinals -18.5 -- Over/Under: 58.5 Click to Get Latest Betting Odds

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The Syracuse Orange visit the Louisville Cardinals as they meet Friday Night in week 12 ACC college football action at Cardinal Stadium in Louisville.

The Syracuse Orange need a feel good victory here to snap a five-game losing streak. The Syracuse Orange have lost four straight road games. Tommy DeVito is completing 50 percent of his passes for 593 yards, four touchdowns and two interceptions. DeVito and Rex Culpepper have combined for 10 touchdown passes and nine interceptions. Taj Harris and Anthony Queeley have combined for 789 receiving yards and five touchdowns while Nykeim Johnson has 16 receptions. The Syracuse Orange ground game is averaging 86 yards per contest, and Sean Tucker leads the way with 414 yards and three touchdowns. Defensively, Syracuse is allowing 31.1 points and 464.3 yards per game. Mikel Jones leads the Syracuse Orange with 56 tackles, Josh Black has two sacks and Andre Cisco has one interception. 

The Louisville Cardinals also need a win here after losing six of their last seven games. The Louisville Cardinals have won six of their last nine home games. Malik Cunningham is completing 63.2 percent of his passes for 1,907 yards, 15 touchdowns and nine interceptions. Cunningham has two or more touchdown passes in five of his last eight games. Tutu Atwell and Dez Fitzpatrick have combined for 1,042 receiving yards and seven touchdowns while Marshon Ford has 21 receptions. The Louisville Cardinals ground game is averaging 201.6 yards per contest, and Javian Hawkins leads the way with 822 yards and seven touchdowns. Defensively, Louisville is allowing 29.8 points and 392.1 yards per game. C.J. Avery leads the Louisville Cardinals with 58 tackles, Monty Montgomery has four sacks and Jack Fagot has one interception.

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The Orange are 4-1 ATS in their last 5 Friday games, 3-7 ATS in their last 10 games on fieldturf and 3-8-2 ATS vs. a team with a losing record. The Cardinals are 5-2 ATS in their last 7 games on fieldturf, 5-2 ATS in their last 7 home games and 0-4 ATS in their last 4 Friday games. The over is 5-1 in Orange last 6 games in November. The over is 6-0 in Cardinals last 6 home games. The Orange are 0-4 ATS in their last 4 meetings in Louisville and 1-5 ATS in their last 6 meetings.

The Syracuse Orange have had an extra week to prepare for this game, and while they're piling up the losses and have no offense to speak of, they've found ways to hang around, including taking Boston College down to the wire their last time out. The Louisville Cardinals are better offensively, but their defense can't stop the run and they've given up 30-plus points in four of their last seven games. Louisville is the better football team here, but this is too much respect for the home team. The Louisville Cardinals have issues finishing games and they've covered just three of their last 13 games when favored of 14 or more points. 

Give me the Syracuse Orange and the points.

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Randy’s Pick Syracuse Orange +18.5

The pick in this article is the opinion of the writer, not a Sports Chat Place site consensus.

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