Louisville Cardinals vs. Syracuse Orange - 11/23/19 College Football Pick, Odds, and Prediction

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Syracuse Orange at Louisville Cardinals

Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 4:00 PM (Cardinal Stadium)

LOU -10 O/U 62


Louisville has been lighting up the scoreboard lately, as well as the state sheet, and could do more when it hosts Syracuse this weekend. Both teams are giving up a lot of points and yardage, but Louisville seems to have the more potent offense. The Cardinals had four 40-plus yard plays last weekend, and have had 16 this year.

Louisville (6-4) has rotated wins and losses in the last five games, but they do have a win over a ranked team. Syracuse (4-6) got a win Saturday to end a four-game losing streak. 

Micale Cunningham has passed for 1470 yards, 14 touchdowns, and three interceptions. He had an injury last weekend. There are two more quarterbacks who have game experience. As a team, Louisville has passed for 2389 yards and 23 touchdowns. avian Hawkins has rushed for 1045 yards and six touchdowns. Cunningham has run for 316 yards and five more scores. 

For Syracuse Tommy DeVito has passed for 2180 yards, 17 touchdowns, and five interceptions. Moe Neal leads the rushers with 585 yards and five touchdowns.  Triston Jackson has 848 yards receiving and nine touchdowns.  Tutu Atwell has 920 yards receiving and nine touchdowns.

Syracuse fired its defensive coordinator two weeks ago and won its next game.  The Orangemen have been scoring 26.2 points and giving up 28.2 per game.  Louisville is averaging 32.2 points and giving up 32.7. 

Syracuse beat Louisville last year, ending a four-game losing streak.  Lousiville has won seven of the last nine and leads the all-time series 17-10.

The Cardinals are playing quite good on the year so far and that will make a difference in the game here  as the balanced attack keeps the Orange out of balance. What else helps the Cardinals out is the Orange are relying on a new defensive coordinator and that will make it difficult for the Orange to adjust to the Louisville attack. Final Score Prediction, Louisville Cardinals win and cover 31-14.

Ben’s Pick Louisville Cardinals -10

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