Syracuse vs. Louisville - 3/12/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Syracuse vs. Louisville - 3/12/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Louisville Cardinals (24-7) at Syracuse Orange (18-14)

College Basketball: Thursday, March 12, 2020 at 9:00 pm (Greensboro Coliseum)

The Line: Louisville Cardinals -5 -- Over/Under: 143 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Syracuse Orange and Louisville Cardinals meet Thursday in the college basketball ACC Tournament at the Greensboro Coliseum.

The Syracuse Orange look for another win after beating North Carolina on Wednesday. The Syracuse Orange are averaging 74.1 points on 43.5 percent shooting and allowing 69.8 points on 40.8 percent shooting. Elijah Hughes is averaging 18.8 points and 4.9 rebounds while Buddy Boeheim is averaging 15.3 points and 2.1 assists. Joseph Girard III is the third double-digit scorer and Marek Dolezaj is grabbing 6.5 rebounds. The Syracuse Orange are shooting 33 percent from beyond the arc and 74.5 percent from the free throw line. The Syracuse Orange are allowing 32.5 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 31.9 rebounds per game. The Syracuse Orange have lost four of their last seven non-home games. 

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The Louisville Cardinals look for a win after splitting their last eight games. The Louisville Cardinals are averaging 74.1 points on 45.3 percent shooting and allowing 63.7 points on 38.9 percent shooting. Jordan Nwora is averaging 18 points and 7.7 rebounds while Steven Enoch is averaging 9.5 points and 5.6 rebounds. Ryan McMahon is dishing 1.8 assists and Dwayne Sutton is grabbing 8.2 rebounds. The Louisville Cardinals are shooting 37.6 percent from beyond the arc and 73.1 percent from the free throw line. The Louisville Cardinals are allowing 30.1 percent shooting from deep and are grabbing 36.6 rebounds per game. The Louisville Cardinals have lost four straight non-home games.

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The Louisville Cardinals smoked Syracuse in their only meeting this season and their balance is going to give the Orange all types of problems, especially with the rest advantage. The Syracuse Orange looked good against UNC last night, but I still question the lack of consistency on the offensive end and if they're capable of making enough shots to hang around. The Louisville Cardinals are one of the more balanced teams in the country, and they win by an average of 12.7 points and allow 38.3 percent shooting from the field when favored. This line seems too small when you factor in the teams and the rest for the Louisville Cardinals. I'll lay the reasonable chalk. 

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