Syracuse Orange vs Louisville Cardinals Vegas Lines & College Basketball Picks


Syracuse Orange
Syracuse Orange
18-14 (1-2 N)
9:00 pm ET, Thursday, March 12, 2020
Greensboro Coliseum, Greensboro, North Carolina
Louisville Cardinals
Louisville Cardinals
24-7 (1-1 N)
TV: ESPN
Syracuse Orange vs Louisville Cardinals Vegas Lines & College Basketball Picks

Syracuse vs Louisville Today's Odds

Time Gm# Team Opener Bovada BOnline Public MyBookie
03/12
6:30p
723
724
Syracuse
Louisville
144
143
143o-115
o50%
62%
143½

Syracuse vs Louisville  Match Preview

Louisville let a chance to win the regular-season title slip away with a 3-4 finish and the third-seeded Cardinals try to make amends when they start play in the ACC Tournament on Thursday with a quarterfinal matchup against No. 6 seed Syracuse in Greensboro (N.C.). No. 14 Louisville could have grabbed a share of the title Saturday, but shot 37.3 percent from the field en route to a 57-54 setback at Virginia.

“I’m obviously disappointed we couldn’t finish the deal,” Louisville coach Chris Mack told reporters. “But there’s two teams competing out there and Virginia did a great job defensively and we didn’t quite do what we needed to do defensively.” Cardinals senior guard Ryan McMahon said his team has to play “every game like it’s your last,” and the first test will be against the Orange in an empty Greensboro Coliseum after the ACC’s decision Wednesday to take precaution due to the coronavirus. Junior forward Elijah Hughes, who led the league in scoring during the regular season and was named first team All-ACC, poured in 27 points as Syracuse routed North Carolina 81-53 in the second round Wednesday night. “(Hughes) took over the game early and everyone pitched in,” Orange coach Jim Boeheim, whose team lost 90-66 at Louisville on Feb. 19, told ESPN after the win. “That’s what we’re going to need in the rest of the tournament.”

The fans at Greensboro Coliseum will be treated to a game between the Syracuse Orange and the Louisville Cardinals when they take their seats on Thursday.

Last time out for Louisville, they were a 57-54 loser as they battled Cavaliers on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a +1.5-point underdog.

Last time out for Syracuse, they were a 81-53 winner as they battled Tar Heels at home. They covered in the match as a +3-point underdog.

Louisville (#15) vs Syracuse

ABOUT SYRACUSE (18-14): Hughes averages 19 points overall while sophomore shooting guard Buddy Boeheim adds 15.3 per game after finishing with 17 on Wednesday and has 97 made 3-pointers to lead the ACC. Freshman point guard Joe Girard III had just three points in the win over North Carolina, but dished out eight assists and the 6-1 Glen Falls, N.Y, native passed Hughes (109) for the team lead with 113. Junior forward Bourama Sidibe scored 12 points while reaching double figures in rebounding for the sixth straight game with 13 in Wednesday’s triumph and junior forward Marek Dolezaj averaged 15 points the last two games.

ABOUT LOUISVILLE (24-7): Junior forward Jordan Nwora, a first-team ACC pick, is averaging a double-double over the last four games (16.8 points, 10.5 rebounds) and has drained 40.2 percent of his tries from behind the arc overall. The Cardinals will need secondary scoring to make a run in the postseason and senior center Steven Enoch leads a group of five players averaging between 9.5 and 6.3 points while senior forward Dwayne Sutton tops the team in rebounds (8.2). Junior forward Malik Williams (8.5 points, 6.1 rebounds) did not score in seven minutes of action against Virginia after missing the previous game with an ankle injury.

 

      H A N CONF AF AA O/U
Syracuse 18-14 15-17-0 11-7 6-5 1-2 11-10 74.3 69.2 20-11-1
Louisville 24-7 16-14-1 17-1 6-5 1-1 15-5 74.1 63.7 16-14-1

 

Louisville (#15) vs Syracuse Stats

Name Record ATS Offense Defense Diff ATS Home ATS Away OU Record OU Home OU Away
Syracuse 18-14 15-17 74.31 69.25 5.06 6-12 8-3 20-11-1 9-8-1 9-2
Louisville 24-7 15-15-1 74.06 63.68 10.39 10-7-1 4-7 16-14-1 9-9 7-4

Last 5 Games

Syracuse Orange

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Mar 11, 2020 UNC 81-53 W 2.5 150 W/U 46.67 64.29 7 H
Mar 7, 2020 MIAMI 65-69 L -2.5 147 L/U 36.92 63.16 5 A
Mar 3, 2020 BC 84-71 W -6.5 141.5 W/O 46.67 84.00 7 A
Feb 29, 2020 UNC 79-92 L -5 148 L/O 44.44 89.47 6 H
Feb 26, 2020 PITT 72-49 W 1 136.5 W/U 46.43 63.16 8 A

Louisville Cardinals

Date Opponent score Result line Total ATS Result field goal percentage free throw percentage three pointers Location
Mar 7, 2020 UVA 54-57 L 2 116 L/U 37.25 77.78 9 A
Mar 1, 2020 VTECH 68-52 W -12 136.5 W/U 45.61 66.67 6 H
Feb 24, 2020 FLAST 67-82 L 3 142.5 L/O 42.37 85.71 5 A
Feb 22, 2020 UNC 72-55 W -10.5 145.5 W/U 46.67 63.64 9 H
Feb 19, 2020 SYRA 90-66 W -9 145.5 W/O 46.88 68.97 10 H

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Game Lines

Match
Spread Moneyline Total
Syracuse +5.5 (-110) +210 O 143.0 (-110)
Louisville (#15) -5.5 (-110) -250 U 143.0 (-110)
DRAW - - -
First Half
Spread Moneyline Total
Syracuse +3.0 (-110) +150 O 67.0 (-110)
Louisville (#15) -3.0 (-110) -200 U 67.0 (-110)
DRAW - - -
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