This Saturday afternoon, the Syracuse Orange welcome the No. 9 Louisville Cardinals to University Hill. Gametime in the Carrier Dome is scheduled for 12:00 PM ET, with television coverage to be provided by ABC and ESPN3.
The Cardinals come into this game off of a rout of Temple at home, 45-7. This game was all Louisville, as they held edges in first downs at 25-17, total yards at 508-309, and passing yards at 338-54. They forced 4 turnovers from the Owls, while not turning the ball over once. The game was tied 17-17 in the second quarter, but the Cardinals scored 4 unanswered touchdowns for the convincing victory. QB Teddy Bridgewater threw 19-of-28, for 324 yards, and 5 touchdowns. Louisville has five SU wins this season by a touchdown or less. Start your College Football Wagering on 9 Louisville vs. Syracuse Game.
Syracuse is coming off of a loss on the road to the Cincinnati Bearcats, 35-24. The game was close in the stats, with the Orange holding a 479-470 edge in offensive yards, and a 286-207 edge in passing yards. They committed two turnovers to the Bearcats’ three turnovers. Up 24-21 in the third quarter, Syracuse gave up 2 straight touchdowns to fall behind 35-24. While the Orange holds a 464-369 edge in yards per game, they are just 4-5 SU on the season. On the positive side, Syracuse covered their last home game by 26 points.
According to SBGGlobal’s college football trends, the underdog is 8-1 ATS in this series, with the one loss coming in 2011. The Cardinals are 1-4 ATS recently, but are a strong 14-3 ATS on the road. The Orange are 6-12 ATS at home, and 2-6 ATS as an underdog. Check the College Football Lines for on 9 Louisville vs. Syracuse Game.
In last year’s meeting between these teams, Louisville won 27-10 as 3 point favorites. In 2010, the Cardinals won 28-20, when Syracuse was a 6 ½ point favorite. In 2009, Louisville won 10-9, as 7 ½ point favorites. In 2008, Syracuse won 28-21 as 13 point underdog. And in 2007, Syracuse won 38-35, as 37 point underdogs, the largest upset ever at the time.
For this weekend’s game, Louisville is a 2 ½ point road favorite from SBG Sportsbook. The over/under is set at 58 points.
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