NCAA Basketball Betting: Syracuse at Louisville Tonight

December 1, 2010 NCAA Basketball

NCAA basketball betting has top-ranked Syracuse on the road on Saturday to face Louisville in a game that can be seen on ESPN.

It will be a historic college basketball game as it will be the last game ever played at Freedom Hall.  Those making a basketball bet might even be leaning with the Cardinals in this game.

NCAA basketball betting trends definitely favor Louisville. They have won six of the last eight against Syracuse including the last five. The Cardinals upset Syracuse at the Carrier Dome last month 66-60. If the Orange can get this road win they would almost certainly guarantee a #1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.  Syracuse is playing great but they don’t matchup particularly well with the Cardinals and the motivation edge is with Louisville.

This is the last regular season game for both teams as the Big East Tournament begins next week.  It could be an emotional game as well since Freedom Hall has seen basketball for 54 years. It really is fitting that the final game ever played in the building will have Louisville hosting the #1 team in the country. Louisville played its first game in Freedom Hall in 1956. The largest crowd ever to see a game at the arena was on Jan. 21, 2006 when 20,091 fans saw Louisville play Connecticut.

NCAA basketball betting has this game as so historic that tickets for the game are outlandishly high. “Certainly with the last game, we know there will be people out there desperately trying to do a variety of things," said Brad Barber, Assistant Athletic Director for tickets. There are upper deck tickets going for as much as $300 while seats lower are ranging from $500 to $1,500 each. Many former Louisville players will be in attendance so the atmosphere should be something special.

The game is in the afternoon on ESPN so it should get a lot of attention on Saturday around the country in NCAA basketball betting. It definitely doesn’t hurt that Syracuse comes into the game ranked number one in the country. The Orange could have letdown though in this NCAA basketball betting situation as they have already clinched the Big East. There is no question Louisville will be fired up to win their last game ever at Freedom Hall.  That is something to keep in mind as you make a college basketball bet on this contest.

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