Syracuse Orange vs Louisville Cardinals Prediction, 11/13/2021 College Football Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Syracuse Orange vs Louisville Cardinals
Date: Saturday, November 13, 2021
Location: Cardinal Stadium in Louisville, KY
Odds/Point Spread: Cardinals (-1.5)
The Louisville Cardinals (4-5) will go up against the Syracuse Orange (5-4) at Cardinal Stadium on Saturday. Louisville opens this game as 1.5-point favorites. The over/under comes in at 56.
The Syracuse Orange step onto the field holding a record of 5-4 for this season. In their last game, the Orange played against the Boston College Eagles and notched a win by a score of 21-6. Garrett Shrader finished 5/14 with 65 yards through the air. He had a QB rating of 74.7 and finished the game with no interceptions. Sean Tucker was the rushing leader for the Orange with 26 carries for 207 yards (8.0 yards per carry). The Syracuse Orange ended up rushing 47 times and amassed 293 yards, which had them averaging 6.2 yds per carry. When all was said and done, they had 61 plays which totaled 358 yds. Syracuse surrendered 15 completions on 32 attempts for 180 yds, and a completion rate of 46.9%. On the ground, the Orange gave up 71 yds on 40 tries, which is an average of 1.8 yards per rush allowed.
The Orange have tallied 3,738 total yards for the year. In terms of scoring touchdowns, Syracuse has amassed 8 touchdowns through the air and 26 touchdowns on the ground. They have turned the ball over 9 times. Syracuse has recorded 192 first downs offensively, and they have been hurt by 58 infractions for 494 yds. Offensively they maintain an average of 248.8 yards via the ground game which has them sitting 3rd in Division 1. Concerning scoring points, the Syracuse Orange hold an average of 29.4 points per outing.
Concerning yards through the air, the Orange are conceding 1,720 yds which puts them in 38th in Division 1. They have yielded 191.1 yards per outing via the pass in addition to allowing a completion percentage of 64.4%. During the season, they are allowing 318.8 yards per outing ranking them 31st in Division 1. They have surrendered 12 touchdowns via the pass and 10 touchdowns running the ball. They are giving up 3.4 yards per rush and 127.7 rushing yards per game on the year. Overall, they have conceded 1,149 yards via the ground game in 9 contests. The Orange are sitting in 56th in Division 1 when it comes to team defense, conceding 22.6 PPG.
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The Cardinals come into this matchup with a record of 4-5 for this year. The last time they took the gridiron, the Cardinals took a loss by a final score of 30-24 when they faced the Clemson Tigers. Malik Cunningham finished the game with 174 yds on 12/20 passing while his QB rating was 133.1. He didn't toss any picks and his average yards per pass attempt was 8.7. Malik Cunningham ran the ball 22 times for 134 yds, walking away from the contest with 6.1 yards per attempt for Louisville. Louisville rushed for 4.7 yds per carry, totaling 223 yds on 47 carries. The Cardinals finished the contest with 397 yds and they ran 70 plays (5.7 yds per play). The Cardinals pass defense conceded a completion rate of 58.1%, surrendering 220 yds on 18 out of 31 through the air. Louisville conceded 36 running attempts for 125 yds (3.5 yds per carry).
When it comes to how much they score, the Cardinals rank 59th in college football with an average of 28.8 points per outing. During the season to this point, the Cardinals have compiled 2,137 passing yards in addition to holding an average of 237.4 throwing yards per game, giving them a rank of 59th in the nation. The Louisville Cardinals are averaging 443.0 yards per game, which is good for 30th in Division 1. The Louisville offense has racked up 578 yds of penalties on 64 violations, which ranks 29th in college football in terms of giving up free yards.
The Cardinals are conceding 27.4 PPG, which has them ranked 86th in college football. Louisville has allowed a total of 1,202 yards rushing (133.6 yards per contest) as well as 12 touchdowns on the ground so far this season. This year, they have surrendered 247 total points. They have conceded 18 touchdowns through the air and 275.0 yards per game, which has them in 129th in Division 1. The Cardinals defense has taken part in 632 plays, which ranks 102nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Orange/Cardinals college football game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take the Orange +1.5
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