Syracuse Orange vs. Louisville Cardinals, Sunday, NCAA Basketball Betting, Las Vegas Odds, Picks and Prediction

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SYRACUSE ORANGE LOUISVILLE CARDINALS
17-12 February 26, 2:00 PM | KFC Yum! Center 22-6
Syracuse at Louisville
When: 2:00 PM ET, Sunday, February 26, 2017
Where: KFC Yum! Center, Louisville, Kentucky
TV: 2 p.m. ET, CBS
Team / Live in game Betting at bovada-logo-top-book Spread Money Line Total
827 –Syracuse Orange +10 -105 +425 Ov 142 -110
828 –Louisville Cardinals -10 -115 -550 Un 142 -110

The Syracuse Orange and the Louisville Cardinals will both be trying to pick up a win on Sunday when they battle at KFC Yum! Center.

ABOUT SYRACUSE (17-12, 9-7 ACC): Gillon (11.1 points, 5.4 assists) made up for a seven-point offensive effort in last Sunday’s loss at Georgia Tech by scoring 19 of his game-high 26 in the second half Wednesday, boosting the graduate transfer’s scoring average over his last eight outings to 18.4. Sophomore forward Tyler Lydon (13.5 points, 8.1 rebounds) has played every minute of the last 10 games, while Andrew White III (team-high 17.5 points) has done the same over the last nine contests, although the latter is coming off his first single-digit scoring effort in 17 games. Freshman guard Tyus Battle (10.1 points) is averaging 14.5 points on 10-of-19 from the field over his last two outings after totaling 11 points on 4-of-19 shooting over his previous three games.

ABOUT LOUISVILLE (22-6, 10-5): The Cardinals (44.3 percent) outshot the Tar Heels (37.1), but they gave themselves little chance in most of the other important facets of the game, losing the rebounding battle 46-33 while shooting 5-for-20 beyond the arc and 4-of-13 from the free-throw line. Sophomore Donovan Mitchell (team-high 15.8 points) has bettered his current scoring mark in each of his last eight outings after tallying 21 against North Carolina and is averaging 19.5 points over his last 15 contests. Second-leading scorer Quentin Snider (12.4) is scoring 13.8 points per game over his last four outings after missing the previous six with a hip injury, while backup point guard Tony Hicks (hand) returned to action Wednesday with two points in four minutes following his own six-game absence.

Oddsmakers currently have the Cardinals listed as 10-point favorites versus the Orange, while the game’s total is sitting at 142.

Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim and his former pupil, Louisville coach Rick Pitino, each invoked images of powers beyond this world when the Cardinals came away with an overtime win at the Carrier Dome less than two weeks ago. The two Hall-of-Fame coaches match wits for the second time in 13 days Sunday when No. 6 Louisville attempts to keep its faint hopes of claiming a share of the ACC regular-season title alive versus the Orange.

Boeheim praised his team’s determination following Syracuse’s 76-72 loss to Louisville on Feb. 13, telling reporters the Orange gave “a Herculean effort” by first overcoming an early 14-point deficit and later nearly forcing a second extra period after falling behind by eight with 39 seconds left in overtime. Pitino countered by saying Ryan McMahon “put on a Superman outfit and won the game for us” as his freshman sharpshooter scored all seven of his points after regulation, including a pair of late free throws to seal it. The Cardinals, who are one of three teams trailing league-leading North Carolina by 2 1/2 games, missed out on their chance to put some serious heat on the Tar Heels on Wednesday as they fell 74-63 in Chapel Hill. Syracuse continued its delicate balancing act on the NCAA Tournament bubble on Wednesday, getting a buzzer-beating 3-pointer from John Gillon to stun No. 11 Duke and end a three-game skid.

In their last action, Louisville was a 74-63 loser on the road against Tar Heels. They failed to cover the +7.5-point spread as underdogs.

Syracuse won its last outing, a 78-75 result against Blue Devils on February 22. They covered in that game as a +3-point underdog.

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Syracuse:
Team record: 17-12 SU,12-12 ATS
Syracuse is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games
Syracuse is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone OVER in 10 of Syracuse’s last 11 games

Louisville:
Team record: 22-6 SU,17-9 ATS
Louisville is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
Louisville is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Louisville’s last 6 games

Next up:
Syracuse home to Georgia Tech Saturday, March 4
Louisville at Wake Forest Wednesday, March 1

COLLEGE HOOPS UPDATE

1. Louisville leads the all-time series 17-8, winning four of the last five meetings.

2. Gillon has made a school-record 43 consecutive free throws.

3. Despite scoring 22 points in the first meeting, White finished 7-of-24 from the field and 2-of-14 beyond the arc.

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
Picks: Syracuse Orange will cover the spread at +10 and the game will go over 142 points, according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com

PREDICTION: Louisville 75, Syracuse 69 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

SMART CHART
SYRA TEAM LOUIS
76.2 PTS FOR 77.3
70.4 PTS AGNST 64.5
5.7 DIFF. 12.8
24.3 DEF REBOUNDS 26.3
11.0 OFF REBOUNDS 13.4
45.7 FG% 45.2
72.3 FT% 68.4
8.7 3 POINTERS 7.2
8.1 STEALS 7.0
BETTING TRENDS
SYRACUSE
Syracuse is 2-9 ATS in its last 11 games on the road
Syracuse is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 8 of Syracuse’s last 9 games on the road
Syracuse is 1-8-1 ATS in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Louisville
Syracuse is 2-8 SU in its last 10 games when playing on the road against Louisville
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Syracuse’s last 5 games when playing on the road against Louisville
LOUISVILLE
Louisville is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Louisville’s last 6 games
Louisville is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Louisville’s last 6 games at home
Louisville is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisville’s last 6 games when playing Syracuse
Louisville is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Syracuse
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Louisville’s last 5 games when playing at home against Syracuse
Louisville is 8-2 SU in its last 10 games when playing at home against Syracuse
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Syracuse’s Overall Scoring vs Louisville’s Overall Defense 76.2 112 64.5 31
Syracuse’s Away Scoring vs Louisville’s Home Defense 72.0 132 63.2 52
Syracuse’s Road Rebounds vs Louisville’s Home Rebounds Allowed 31.2 314 33.2 118
Louisville’s Overall Scoring vs Syracuse’s Overall Defense 77.3 95 70.5 130
Louisville’s Home Scoring vs Syracuse’s Road Defense 80.3 95 81.4 303
Louisville’s Home Rebounds vs Syracuse’s Road Rebounds Allowed 41.8 15 36.1 191

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