Louisville Cardinals vs Syracuse Orange Prediction, 2/5/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Louisville Cardinals vs Syracuse Orange
Date: Saturday, February 5, 2022
Location: Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY
The Syracuse Orange (11-11) host the Louisville Cardinals (11-11) at Carrier Dome on Saturday.
The Louisville Cardinals faced North Carolina and took a loss by a final of 90-83 in their last contest. When discussing fouls, the Cardinals ended up walking away with 21 and North Carolina accounted for 14 fouls. They made 12 of their 26 tries from distance. North Carolina ended up going 80.0% from the free throw line by knocking down 16 of their 20 attempts. Furthermore, North Carolina collected 43 rebounds (10 offensive, 33 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. North Carolina distributed 18 dimes and had 7 steals in this matchup. With regard to defense, Louisville let their opponent shoot 43.7% from the field on 31 out of 71 shooting. They also recorded 14 assists for the game while forcing 10 turnovers and getting 5 steals. In terms of grabbing boards, they compiled a total of 39 with 10 of them being offensive. From the free throw line, the Cardinals converted 12 of 15 tries for a percentage of 80.0%. Louisville ended the contest having earned a 40.0% FG percentage (28 of 70) and converted 15 of their 35 shots from beyond the arc.
El Ellis is a guy who was a contributor in this contest. He finished the game shooting 38.1% from the field and distributed 2 assists. He was on the hardwood for 33 mins and also grabbed 2 rebounds. He finished with 25 points on 8 out of 21 shooting.
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Louisville heads into this game with a win-loss record of 11-11 on the year. They lose possession by turning the ball over 12.4 times per game and as a basketball team they are committing 18.1 fouls per contest. As a unit, Louisville is grabbing 37.8 rebounds per game and has tallied 275 assists on the season, which is 175th in the country in terms of passing. The Cardinals are hitting 32.9% on 3-point shots (181 of 550) and 68.5% from the free throw line. They are averaging 69.0 points per contest (246th in the country) while connecting on 42.1% from the field.
On defense, the Cardinals have forced 11.3 turnovers per game while drawing 16.2 fouls. They concede 33.3% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 185th in college basketball in points per game from their opponents (69.0). The Cardinals defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 41.6% (536 of 1,287) and they relinquish 36.2 rebounds per contest as a group. They are ranked 239th in college hoops in allowing assists with 276 relinquished so far this year.
For their last game, the Syracuse Orange walked away with a victory by a final of 89-82 against North Carolina State. In regard to cleaning up the glass, Syracuse allowed North Carolina State to pull down 27 in total (9 on the offensive side). They finished 41.0% from downtown by going 16 of 39 and ended up going 8 out of 8 at the charity stripe (100.0%). The Orange allowed North Carolina State to convert 29 out of their 67 tries from the floor which left them shooting 43.3% in the game. When the final whistle blew, the Orange ended up going 32 for 54 from the field which had them shooting 59.3%. When discussing 3-point attempts, Syracuse converted 11 of their 19 attempts (57.9%). They were able to bury 14 of them for a rate of 77.8%. North Carolina State was called for 15 fouls in this contest which got the Orange to the free throw line for a total of 18 tries. They turned the ball over 11 times, while getting 3 steals for the game. The Orange collected 25 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive boards for a total of 31 in the matchup.
Jesse Edwards was important for the Orange in this game. He tallied 19 points in his 26 minutes on the hardwood and accumulated 2 assists for the matchup. He knocked down 8 out of 9 for this game giving him a rate of 88.9%, and totaled 6 rebounds.
Syracuse has a mark of 11-11 for the year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Orange are connecting on 45.7% from the field, which is ranked 97th in the country. Syracuse has totaled 1,712 pts this year (77.8 per game) and they snag 36.1 boards per game. They are dishing out assists 15.0 times per game (68th in the country) and they are giving up possession 11.3 times per game. The Orange commit 14.1 personal fouls every game and they hit 71.8% from the charity stripe.
The Orange are ranked 322nd in college basketball in points allowed per game with 75.5. They have forced 12.7 TO's per game and have allowed teams to shoot 43.2% from the floor (202nd in college basketball). The Syracuse defense allows 34.8% on shots from behind the 3-point line (241 of 693) and their opposition makes 74.4% of their free throw attempts. They have relinquished 18.7 dimes and 36.6 total rebounds per game, which has them ranked 358th and 286th in those defensive categories.
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Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Syracuse
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