Syracuse vs Louisville Basketball Picks 2-7-24


The Louisville Cardinals and the Syracuse Orange meet in college basketball action from the JMA Wireless Dome on Wednesday night. Can Louisville pull off back-to-back wins? Or will Syracuse snap their losing streak? Let’s dive in and find out with our Louisville vs. Syracuse Prediction.

Louisville Team Preview

The Louisville Cardinals come into this game looking to build on a 101-92 win over Florida State in their last matchup. Mike James leads the Cardinals in scoring with 13.6 PPG along with 5.1 RPG while Skyy Clark has 12.8 PPG with 3.2 RPG and 2.9 APG this season. Tre White has 12.4 PPG with 5.6 RPG and Brandon Huntley-Hatfield has 11.6 PPG with a team-high 8.5 RPG to lead the Cardinals on the glass while rounding out the scoring in double figures for Louisville up to this point in the year. Ty-Laur Johnson also has 8.7 PPG with a team-high 3.6 APG to lead the Cardinals in assists this season. As a team, Louisville is averaging 72.8 PPG on 43.4% shooting from the field, 30.8% from three and 74.5% from the foul line this season. Louisville will take on Georgia Tech, Boston College, and Pittsburgh after this game.

Syracuse Team Preview

The Syracuse Orange come into this one looking to rebound from back-to-back losses after a 99-70 loss at the hands of Wake Forest last time out. Judah Mintz leads the Orange with 18.2 PPG and 4.6 RPG along with 3.2 RPG and 2.1 SPG while JJ Starling has 12.8 PPG with 3.4 RPG and Chris Bell has 10.3 PPG to cap off the trio of double-digit scorers for Syracuse up to this point in the season. Maliq Brown also has 9.1 PPG with a team-high 6.6 RPG to lead the Orange on the glass while Quadir Copeland’s chipped in 8.5 PPG, 5.1 RPG and 2.6 APG this season. As a team, Syracuse is averaging 75.1 PPG on 44.2% shooting from the field, 32.3% from three and 71.4% from the foul line this season.

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Syracuse Orange Team Facts

  • Syracuse has won each of its last eight Wednesday night games at JMA Wireless Dome.
  • Thirty-two of Syracuse’s last 40 night games against Conference opponents at JMA Wireless Dome have produced a total of 153 or fewer points.
  • Syracuse has won the first half in seven of its last eight night games at JMA Wireless Dome.

Louisville Cardinals Team Facts

  • Louisville has lost 29 of its last 33 games against the Atlantic Coast Conference.
  • Eighteen of Louisville’s last 19 Wednesday games against Conference opponents have produced a total of 153 or fewer points.
  • Louisville has lost the first half in each of its last seven road night games against the Atlantic Coast Conference.

Louisville vs. Syracuse Prediction

I’m on Louisville with the points. I just don’t think there’s enough separating these two teams for me right now to the point where I’d want to lay double digits with Syracuse. Louisville is far from a world-beater, but they just put up 101 on Florida State and Syracuse has tended to let teams hang around a lot this season. Give me the Cardinals and the points.

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