Syracuse Orange vs Louisville Cardinals Prediction, 11/20/2020 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Syracuse Orange vs Louisville Cardinals
Date: Friday, November 20, 2020
Location: Cardinal Stadium
Odds/Point Spread: Syracuse (+6)
Malik Cunningham and the Louisville Cardinals (2-6) host the Syracuse Orange (1-7) at Cardinal Stadium on Friday, November 20, 2020. The odds on this game have Louisville as 6-point favorites. The total opens at 58.5.
In their last outing, the Syracuse Orange faced the Boston College Eagles and ended up taking the loss by a score of 16-13. JaCobian Morgan went 19/30 with 188 yards via the pass and threw 1 TD. He tossed 1 interception for the contest. Sean Tucker led the team on the ground in this contest. He broke a long run for 15 yards but he wasn't able to run one in for a touchdown. He racked up a total of 52 yards on 11 carries which had him averaging 4.7 yards per run. Taj Harris was the leader in receiving yardage by earning 61 yards on 7 catches. He earned an average of 8.7 yards per catch in this contest.
In terms of putting points on the board, the Syracuse Orange hold an average of 18.3 points per game. As a unit they're averaging 86.0 yards on the ground ranking them 120th in the nation. The Orange have earned 2,110 total yards over the course of this year. In terms of scoring, Syracuse has earned 12 passing touchdowns and 3 touchdowns via the ground. The Orange are ranked 86th in college football concerning their opponents scoring, allowing 31.1 PPG. They are giving up 4.8 yards per rush and 223.6 rushing yards per game this year. Overall, they have allowed 1,789 rushing yards through 8 contests. When talking about yards via the pass, the Orange are conceding 1,926 yds which puts them in 120th in D-1. During their 8 games, they have conceded 240.8 yards per contest through the air and allowed a completion percentage of 63.7%. In total, they have yielded 464.4 yards per game which has them ranked 119th in college football.
Rex Culpepper has connected on 97 of his attempted career 188 passes for a completion percentage of 51.6%. He is averaging 91.8 yds per game. For his college career, Culpepper has thrown for 1,102 yards with 8 TD's and 10 interceptions. He has a QB rating of 104.2 with a TD percentage of 4.3% and an interception percentage of 5.3%. Since he has been in college, he has attempted running the ball 37 times for a total of -10 rushing yards.
In their last game, the Louisville Cardinals went up against the Virginia Cavaliers and left there with a loss by a score of 31-17. Malik Cunningham went 13/21 with 161 yards by way of passing but didn't get a passing TD in this game. He walked away with 1 pick for the game. Malik Cunningham paced the team on the ground for that game. He had a long run of 47 yards and he ran for 2 TD's in this contest. He ran for 197 yards on 20 carries which means he ran for an average of 9.9 yards per tote. Dez Fitzpatrick led the team in receiving yardage with a tally of 71 yards on 5 catches. He had an average of 14.2 yards per reception for that game.
For the season thus far, the Cardinals have thrown for a total of 1,912 yards through the air in addition to an average of 239.0 passing yards per contest, which ranks 59th in Division 1. The Louisville Cardinals hold an average of 440.6 yards/outing which has them sitting 38th in the country. They are averaging 201.6 run yards per game and have rushed for 1,613 yards in total. When it comes to this team's ability to score points, the Cardinals are ranking 68th in Division 1 averaging 27.9 PPG. The Cardinals are conceding 29.8 points per game, which has them ranked 80th in D-1. This season, they have allowed 238 points in total. Louisville has allowed the opposition a total of 1,572 yards on the ground (196.5 yards per outing) in addition to 17 touchdowns via the rush so far this season. They have surrendered 11 touchdowns via the pass in addition to 195.6 yards/contest, which has them ranked 42nd in the country.
Cunningham has thrown 38 TD's while tossing 15 picks in his career. His TD percentage on pass attempts is 8.1% and his interception percentage is 3.2%. He has left the pocket and rushed for 1,396 yards on 293 attempts. He is averaging 148.0 yds per contest through the air with a 162.5 QB rating. In 30 contests in his college career, Malik Cunningham has completed 292 of his 468 tries for a total of 4,441 yds.
Who will win tonight's Orange/Cardinals college football game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take the Cardinals -6
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