Louisville Cardinals vs Syracuse Orange Prediction, 2/3/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Louisville Cardinals vs Syracuse Orange
Date: Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Location: Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Louisville (+1.5)
The Louisville Cardinals (11-4) go to Carrier Dome on Wednesday where they'll take on the Syracuse Orange (10-5). The line on this contest has Syracuse as 1.5-point favorites. The O/U is set at 140.5.
Louisville will play this game with a win-loss mark of 11-4 so far this season. They are losing possession via turnover 12.0 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 17.4 personal fouls on a nightly basis. As a team, Louisville is grabbing 38.3 rebounds per game and has totaled 173 assists so far this season, which is 240th in D-1 in terms of passing. The Cardinals are connecting on 31.9% on three-point shots (83 of 260) and 72.3% from the charity stripe. They average 69.5 pts per contest (229th in the country) while connecting on 45.2% from the field. When they are on the defensive end, the Cardinals are forcing 11.7 turnovers every game and they draw 18.2 fouls. The Cardinals defensively are giving up an opponent shooting percentage of 40.1% (340 of 847) and they surrender 32.3 rebounds per contest as a team. They are 117th in Division 1 in giving up assists to the opposition with 164 conceded so far this year. They concede 30.9% on 3-pointers and they are 55th in the nation in points per game allowed (64.2).
The Louisville Cardinals played the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets and walked away with a win by a score of 74-58 in their last contest. Louisville finished with a 38.9% field goal percentage (28 out of 72) and made 7 of their 19 shots from beyond the arc. From the charity stripe, the Cardinals buried 11 of their 17 shots for a rate of 64.7%. Concerning getting rebounds, they compiled 56 with 20 of them being on the offensive end. They also doled out 13 assists in the matchup as well as earning 4 steals and 3 blocked shots. When discussing defense, Louisville allowed the other team to go 38.9% from the field on 28 of 72 shooting. Georgia Tech distributed 13 assists and had 5 steals in this contest. Additionally, the Yellow Jackets totaled 37 rebounds (10 offensive, 27 defensive) and had 3 blocked shots. Georgia Tech finished shooting 66.7% at the free throw line by burying 6 of 9 tries. They also buried 8 out of their 27 attempts from distance.
David Johnson is someone who was a factor in this matchup. He racked up 24 points on 9 out of 20 shooting. He played 38 minutes played and also snagged 10 boards. Johnson finished the game at 45.0% from the field but didn't record an assist. One more player that was a determining factor in the matchup for the Cardinals was Carlik Jones. He grabbed 6 rebounds and also accumulated 8 assists. He went 29.4% from the field in this contest by connecting on 5-of-17 (12 points). In all, Jones was on the hardwood for 39 minutes.
Syracuse has a mark of 10-5 this season. Syracuse has tallied 1,166 points on the campaign (77.7 per game) and they pull in 37.3 boards per game. The Orange are responsible for committing 14.5 personal fouls per contest and they go 79.8% from the charity stripe. When it comes to offensive execution, the Orange are connecting on 44.7% from the floor, which has them ranked 157th in the nation. Their rate of earning assists is at 16.7 times per contest (34th in the country) and they lose possession via turnover 11.6 times per contest. The Orange on the defensive end are ranked 194th in Division 1 in points allowed per game with 70.3. The Syracuse defense gives up 29.7% on 3-pointers (124 of 418) and their opposition knocks down 73.9% of their shots from the free throw line. They have relinquished 16.7 assists and 38.5 total boards per game, which has them ranked 342nd and 319th in Division 1. They have forced 14.7 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.3% from the floor (52nd in Division 1).
For their last game, the Syracuse Orange walked away with a victory by a final of 76-73 against the NC State Wolfpack. The Orange earned 20 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards for a total of 30 for the game. They also rejected 5 tries while recording 9 steals for this contest. The Wolfpack were called for 15 fouls for this game which got the Orange to the charity stripe for a total of 11 attempts. They were able to bury 10 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 90.9%. When talking about three-point shots, Syracuse made 8 of 21 tries (38.1%). When the game finished, the Orange finished the game shooting 29 for 63 from the floor which had them shooting 46.0%. The Orange allowed the Wolfpack to make 27 of 61 tries from the field which had them sitting at 44.3% for the game. They shot 26.1% from 3-point land via 6 out of 23 and ended up going 13 of 17 from the free throw line (76.5%). In the matter of how they attacked the glass, Syracuse permitted North Carolina State to grab 32 in all (9 offensive).
Alan Griffin pitched in for the Orange in this matchup. He converted 6 out of 13 for the game for a field goal percentage of 46.2%, which had him finishing with 19 points. Griffin pulled down 6 rebounds in his 39 mins and had 2 assists in this matchup. Another guy that was important for Syracuse was Buddy Boeheim. He was able to score 17 points in his 40 minutes played via 6 of 16 from the floor for the game. Boeheim ended the game having shot 37.5% from the floor and also contributing 3 assists and 2 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Louisville (+1.5)
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