Syracuse vs Louisville Prediction College Basketball Picks 3/2/24

Louisville (8-20) vs Syracuse (19-10)

Game Info: Saturday, March 2, 2024 at 8:00 pm (KFC Yum! Center)

Betting Odds: Louisville +4.5 -- Over/Under: 156.5 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Syracuse Orange and the Louisville Cardinals meet in college basketball action from the KFC Yum! Center on Saturday. Who comes out on top in Saturday’s ACC heavyweight matchup? Let’s dive in and find out with our Syracuse vs. Louisville Prediction.

Syracuse Team Preview

The Syracuse Orange come into this game looking to build on a three-game win streak after an 84-71 win over Virginia Tech last time out. Judah Mintz leads the Orange with 18.6 PPG and 4.4 APG along with 3.2 RPG and 2.2 SPG while JJ Starling has 13.7 PPG with 3.3 RPG and Chris Bell has 11.8 PPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Syracuse up to this point in the season. Maliq Brown also has 9.4 PPG with a team-high 6.8 RPG to lead the Orange on the glass while Quadir Copeland’s chipped in 9.4 PPG, 4.8 RPG and 2.8 APG this season. As a team, Syracuse is averaging 76.6 PPG on 45.8% shooting from the field, 33.3% from three and 72.6% from the foul line this season.

Louisville Team Preview

The Louisville Cardinals come into this one looking to snap a four-game losing streak after an 84-59 loss to Duke last time out. Skyy Clark leads the Cardinals in scoring with 13.2 PPG along with 3.2 RPG and 2.9 APG while Tre White has 13.1 PPG along with 6 RPG. Mike James has 12.9 PPG with 5.1 RPG and Brandon Huntley-Hatfield has 12.4 PPG with a team-high 8.5 RPG to lead the Cardinals on the glass while rounding out the scoring in double figures for Louisville up to this point in the year. Ty-Laur Johnson also has 8.7 PPG with a team-high 3.8 APG to lead the Cardinals in assists this season. As a team, Louisville is averaging 72.1 PPG on 43.4% shooting from the field, 30% from three and 74.1% from the foul line this season.

Syracuse vs. Louisville Prediction

I’m on Syracuse here. The Orange are the better team and while I thought Notre Dame would be the worst team in the ACC this season, Louisville did one heck of a job making me eat my words. Syracuse has had their moments but they’re coming on strong to close out the year and I think they pick up another win and cover at a reasonable number here.

Chris’s Pick Syracuse -4.5

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