Louisville at Syracuse Free College Football Picks & Odds
by Josh Schonwald - 9/3/2016
Friday, September 9, 2016
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The Louisville Cardinals take on the Syracuse Orange on Friday, September 9, 2016 at Carrier Dome. The opening line for this game has Louisville as 13 point favorites and the over/under was set at 55.5. This season the Cardinals are 1-0-0 against the spread and their over/under record is 1-0-0. The Orange have an over/under record of 0-1-0 and they are 1-0-0 against the spread.
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Lamar Jackson finished with 286 yards through the air for Louisville last week. He completed 17 passes out of 23 attempts for a 74% completion percentage. The Cardinals were led in rushing by Lamar Jackson, who finished with 119 yards on 11 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 11 yards per carry. Jamari Staples was the team leader in receiving with a total of 83 yards and 4 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 21 yards per reception. As a team in that game Louisville got a total of 38 first downs by way of 14 rushing, 20 passing, and 4 by penalty. They ran 70 total plays for 663 yards for the game. The Cardinals ran for 272 yards on 35 attempts.
Eric Dungey finished with 355 yards through the air for Syracuse last week. He completed 34 passes out of 40 attempts for a 85% completion percentage. The Orange were led in rushing by Moe Neal, who finished with 68 yards on 9 rushes. He ended the contest with an average of 8 yards per carry. Amba Etta was the team leader in receiving with a total of 210 yards and 12 receptions. He finished the game with an average of 18 yards per reception. Syracuse got a total of 25 first downs by way of 5 rushing, 18 passing, and 2 by penalty. They ran 81 total plays for 554 yards for the game. The Orange ran for 117 yards on 35 attempts.
Louisville scores 70 points per game on offense this season, which ranks 2nd in Division 1. In the passing department, they average 26 passes on 35 attempts for a 74.3 percent completion percentage this season. They throw for a total of 391 yards per game through the air as well, which ranks them 14th in college football. The Cardinals run for an average of 272 yards per game on 35 attempts for an average of 7.8 yards per carry. That ranks them 26th in the nation. They also run 70 plays per contest and average 9.5 yards per play for an average of 663 yards per game, ranking their offense 6th overall this season. The Cardinals average 38 first downs per game which ranks them 2nd in the country. They accumulate 49 penalty yards per game via 10 penalties, which ranks 64th in the nation.
Louisville allows 160 passing yards per game, ranking 46th in D-1, and they allow 14 points per contest on defense, which ranks 47th. They give up 18 completions on 32 attempts per game for a completion percentage of 56.3. The Cardinals allow 48 rushing yards per game on 31 carries for an average of 1.5 yards per carry, which ranks their rush defense 14th in the country. Louisville allows 208 total yards per game including 3.3 yards per play, which ranks their overall defense 20th in terms of yards per game. They force 2 turnovers per contest and get flagged for 13 penalties for 118 yards per game, ranking them 120th among D-1 teams.
Syracuse averages 33 points per game this season on offense, which ranks them 57th in the country. In the passing department, they complete 40 passes per game on 46 attempts for a 87 percent completion percentage. They throw for 437 yards through the air per game, ranking them 6th in Division 1. The Orange run for an average of 117 yards per game on 35 attempts for an average of 3.3 yards per carry this season, which ranks them 88th on the ground. They also run 81 plays per game and average 6.8 yards per play for a total of 554 yards per game, ranking them 21st in the country on offense. The Orange get an average of 25 first downs per game, which ranks 41st in the nation. They average 55 penalty yards per game via 6 penalties, ranking them 51st in college football.
Syracuse allows an average of 98 passing yards yards per game, which ranks 17th in Division 1. Their defense overall allows 7 points per contest, which has them ranked 22nd in the nation. They give up 11 completions on 24 attempts for a completion percentage of 45.8 per game. The Orange allow 45 rushing yards per contest on 32 carries for a 1.4 average per rush, ranking their overall rush defense 10th in the country. Syracuse allows 143 total yards per game for an average of 2.6 yards per play, which ranks 8th in D-1. They force 0 turnovers per contest and 3 penalties for 35 yards in each contest, ranking 33rd in the nation.
Louisville Betting Trends
Louisville is 1-0-0 against the over/under this season
Louisville has an ATS record of 1-0-0 this season
Syracuse Betting Trends
Syracuse is 0-1-0 against the over/under this season
Syracuse has an ATS record of 1-0-0 this season
Injuries to Watch
08/19/16 DB Cornelius Sturghill Foot out for season
09/04/16 CB Wayne Morgan Undisclosed "?" Friday vs. Louisville
08/29/16 TE PJ Batten Personal has left team
08/29/16 OL Taylor Hindy Personal has left team
08/19/16 RB George Morris II Ankle out indefinitely
Josh's Pick: Take Syracuse
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