Syracuse vs Louisville NCAA Football Picks Against the Spread 11/23/2019
Game: Syracuse Orange vs Louisville Cardinals
Date: Saturday, November 23, 2019
Location: Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, KY
TV: ACC Network
Odds/Point Spread: Louisville -9
Tommy DeVito and the Syracuse Orange head to Cardinal Stadium on Saturday where they'll meet the Louisville Cardinals. Syracuse opens this game as 9-point underdogs. The Orange are 3-7-0 ATS and 4-6-0 when betting on the total. The Cardinals are 5-5-0 when wagering on the over/under and 6-4-0 against the spread.
In their last game, the Syracuse Orange took on the Duke Blue Devils and earned the win by a score of 49-6. Taking the lead at quarterback for the Orange was Tommy DeVito who went 6/15 with 105 yards through the air and added 2 TD's. He walked away from this game with no interceptions. Jarveon Howard led the team on the ground for the game. His longest run of the day went for 37 yards and he tallied 1 TD for the game. He scurried for 115 yards by way of 9 carries which meant he was running for 12.8 yards per tote. Trishton Jackson led the team in receiving yardage with a total of 68 yards on 2 receptions. He earned an average of 34.0 yards per reception for the game. The Orange ran the ball 43 times and earned 286 yards earning them an average of 6.7 yards per attempt. In the game, the Orange earned 16 first downs and they totaled 4 penalties for 39 yards which tells us their heads weren't always in the game. In the game, they ran 59 plays for 395 yards. On the defensive side of the ball, Syracuse conceded 19 completions on 40 throws totaling 157 yards, and a completion percentage of 47.5%. In the running game, the Orange conceded 122 yards on 45 attempts which means they had an average of 2.7 yards per carry allowed. Overall, they conceded a total of 279 yards and forced 3 turnovers.
The Orange head into this game 4-6 this season. For total yardage, they sit in 11th in the ACC and 88th in the country with 3,784 yards. In terms of scoring, they are one of the marginal teams in the country averaging 26.6 points per game, which has them at 82nd in the country. As a unit, they are averaging 140.7 rushing yards per game which is 10th in the conference. The Orange have one of the average defenses in college football, giving up 28.2 points per game putting them 8th in the ACC. When it comes to passing yards, the Orange have conceded 2,377 yards. Opponents are completing 53% of the throws they are attempting against them and averaging 7.1 yards per try. In regard to yards rushing, Syracuse is giving up 189.8 yards per game ranking them 13th in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 94th in college football. They are allowing teams to run for an average of 4.7 yards per rush ranking them 13th in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 89th in college football overall. In total, they have allowed 1,898 rushing yards through 10 games.
In their last game, the Louisville Cardinals went up against the NC State Wolfpack and won by a score of 34-20. Running the show from under center for the Cardinals was Micale Cunningham who went 13/20 with 242 yards passing and added 4 TD's. He walked away with no picks. Javian Hawkins paced the team on the ground for the game. He had a long run of 23 yards but he never crossed the endzone by way of the rush. He racked up a total of 67 yards via 16 carries which meant he was running for 4.2 yards per carry. Tutu Atwell led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 110 yards on 5 catches. He had an average of 22.0 yards per catch for the game. The Cardinals ran the ball 39 times and totaled 77 yards which gave them an average of 2.0 yards per run. Overall, they ran 60 plays for 326 yards. For the game, the Cardinals totaled 17 first downs and they totaled 10 penalties for 66 yards which shows us that this team didn't have their heads in this game. When discussing the defense, Louisville allowed 24 catches on 46 attempts totaling 243 yards, and a completion percentage of 52.2%. Against the run, the Cardinals allowed 134 yards on 35 attempts which is an average of 3.8 yards per attempt allowed. On the day, they conceded 377 yards and forced 3 turnovers.
The Cardinals head into this game 6-4. Louisville has made teams game plan around their running game by averaging 200.3 yards on the ground per game, which has them at 34th in Division 1. As a unit, they have compiled a total of 2,003 yards rushing through 10 games, so they'll look to continue their dominance on the ground to grind out wins. The Cardinals average 438.8 yards per game overall which has them at 41st in the nation and 5th in the conference. The Cardinals are conceding 32.7 points per contest which puts them at 14th in the Atlantic Coast Conference and 103rd in college football. Their pass defense is one of the middle of the road units in Division 1. They are giving up 257 passing yards per game. For passing yards allowed per game, the Cardinals are currently ranked 12th in the Atlantic Coast Conference. When it comes to points given up, they have given up 327 total points. In discussing rushing yards, they are conceding 175.4 yards per game ranking them 85th in D-1 and 11th in the conference. For this year, they have given up 1,754 rushing yards and 17 rushing touchdowns.
Who will win tonight's Orange/Cardinals college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals -9
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