Syracuse at Louisville 2/17/21 College Basketball Picks and Predictions
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Louisville Cardinals (11-4) vs Syracuse Orange (12-6)
Game Info: Wednesday, February 17, 2021 at 6:30 pm (KFC Yum! Center)
Betting Odds: Louisville Cardinals -5 -- Over/Under: 139.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds
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Syracuse faces Louisville on Wednesday, February 17th at KFC Yum! Center for an NCAA basketball ACC matchup.
Syracuse is coming off a 75-67 win over Boston College in its last game on February 13th at home. Syracuse was able to sweep the season series against Boston College and earn its second straight win overall. Syracuse has also won three of its last four games as the team tries to make its case for a tournament berth down the stretch. Syracuse is 12-6 overall this season and 6-5 in ACC play. Syracuse's leading scorer so far this season has been F Alan Griffin, who has scored 15.8 points per game for the Orange. Syracuse as a team has scored 76.6 points per game and has shot the ball at a 44.2% clip from the field. Syracuse has also allowed 70.4 points per game to its opponents as well.
Louisville is coming off a 74-58 win over Georgia Tech in its last game at home on February 1st. Louisville has won two of its last three games but has sat out recently due to COVID-19. Louisville is 11-4 on the year and 6-3 in conference play thus far. Louisville will only play Syracuse once this season, as this will be the first and only meeting. Louisville's leading scorer so far this season has been G Cardale Jones, who has scored 17.4 points per game for the Cardinals. Louisville as a team has scored 69.5 points per game and has shot the ball at a 45.2% clip from the field. Louisville has also allowed 64.2 points per game to its opponents as well.
Louisville opens as a 5-point favorite and the total is set at 139.5. I am going to take Syracuse and the points here, as I worry that the over two-week layoff may be a problem for this Louisville team, at least early on. Syracuse has played well recently and I do believe the Orange can keep this one close. I think the points come into play and therefore I will take Syracuse and the five points here.