Louisville Cardinals vs. Syracuse Orange - 2/17/16 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Syracuse Orange (18-8) at Louisville Cardinals (19-6)
College Basketball: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm (KFC Yum! Center)
The Line: Louisville Cardinals -8 -- Over/Under: See the Latest Odds
The Syracuse Orange look to stay hot when they visit the #13 Louisville Cardinals.
The Syracuse Orange have caught fire and hopefully stay that way with five consecutive wins and victories in seven of eight. The Orange continued their run with a 75-61 victory at Boston College on Sunday as a 10.5 point favorite with a 40-29 second half breaking open a tight contest. Both teams sank shots at around 46% with Cuse going 11-23 from long range while hitting eight more free throws with the Eagles making just nine trips to the foul line. Tyler Lydon paced Syracuse with 20 points and six pulls on 8-12 with Michael Gbinije tossing in 17on 5-8. Malachi Richardson followed with 15 points and five assists while Tyler Roberson and Trevor Cooney combined for 21 points.
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The #13 Louisville Cardinals were red hot a few weeks ago but have since dropped consecutive games which might knock them out of the top 25. The Cardinals come off of a 71-66 defeat at Notre Dame Saturday with the Fighting Irish coming back from an eight point first half deficit. Notre Dame held a 43%-39.7% shooting edge as well as a slight edge in threes and at the charity stripe. Damion Lee paced four double digit scorers with 13 points on 4-13with Quentin Snider tossing in 12 points on 3-9. Trey Lewis was next in line with eleven points while Donovan Mitchell and Raymond Spalding netted ten and eight points respectively with Spalding leading the team with five rebounds.
Syracuse are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 games overall and are 7-2 ATS in their last 9 vs. Atlantic Coast while the under is 19-7 in their last 26 Wednesday games. The under is 21-8-2 in Louisville last 31 home games and Louisville are 4-10 ATS in their last 14 games overall. Syracuse are 3-9-1 ATS in the last 13 meetings and the home team is 6-2 ATS in the last 8 meetings. The Cardinals generally fare well in this match up but I’m going with the points…