Syracuse at Louisville - 11/13/21 College Football Picks and Prediction
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Louisville Cardinals (4-5) vs Syracuse Orange (5-4)
Game Info: Saturday, November 13, 2021 at 12:00 pm (Cardinal Stadium)
Betting Odds: Louisville Cardinals -1.5 -- Over/Under: 55.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
The Syracuse Orange will visit the Louisville Cardinals on Saturday afternoon from Cardinal Stadium in a crucial ACC matchup. The Cardinals enter the weekend just under .500 while Syracuse enters just over .500. Last time these two met Syracuse failed to score a single point.
The Orangemen of Syracuse ranks 56th nationally in points per game and they do it with one of the best rushing attacks in the country. They rank third nationally in rushing yards per game and 20th in attempts per game.
QB Garrett Shrader is only averaging 6.5 yards per attempt through the air which is rather pathetic for this team. With seven touchdowns and three interceptions, he must get involved for this team to take the next step.
Superstar RB, Sean Tucker enters the final three games with 1,267 rushing yards. Tucker has eight 100-yard rushing games this season and totaled 207 yards on the ground when Syracuse overcame some early sluggishness in a 21-6 home win over Boston College two weeks ago.
Louisville lost two in a row, to Clemson and NC State, and a third straight would make bowl eligibility an uphill battle. The Cardinals will be happy to be the home team in a series that they've dominated recently with the Orange being 0-5 ATS in their last 5 meetings in Louisville
Quarterback Malik Cunningham leads the league with 15 rushing TDs and had two on Saturday, but the Cardinals took a 30-24 loss to Clemson. On the season, Cunningham is averaging 230 yards per game through the air and also leads the team in rushing, at 76 yards per game on the ground.
The under is 4-0 in Cardinals last 4 games as a favorite and 5-1 in Cardinals last 6 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
The Cardinals are 9-3-1 ATS in their last 13 games following an ATS loss. They have dominated this matchup and will continue thanks to Syracuse’s non-existent passing game. The Syracuse Orange are 1-6 ATS in their last 7 meetings in this matchup. I’ll lay the field goal with the Cardinals.