Last year’s Louisville team often found itself on one end or another of a blowout, including a 41-3 defeat of the Orange in 2021, but ended in a 6-7 record with a bowl game loss. Meanwhile, Syracuse head coach Dino Babers’ seat is scorching. He went 10-3 in 2018, but hasn’t finished above .500 since, including a 1-10 record in 2020.
Here’s all the data you’ll want, and a pick for the game!
Louisville: No. 39 overall, No. 32 offense, No. 50 defense
Syracuse: No. 74 overall, No. 77 offense, No. 53 defense
QB Garrett Shrader - Probable (hamstring)
QB Justin Lamson - Out for season (leg)
Against The Spread
Louisville: 0-0 ATS
Syracuse: 0-0 ATS
Louisville: Over 0-0
Syracuse: Over 0-0
Returning/Overall Talent from 247Sports
Louisville: No. 51 overall, No. 49 offense, No. 54 defense
Syracuse: No. 67 overall, No. 70 offense, No. 58 defense
Current lines at DraftKings Sportsbook
Spread: Louisville -5
Moneyline: Louisville -200, Syracuse +170
Opening line: Louisville -3
Opening total: 59.5
Louisville quarterback Malik Cunningham is back to prove he can rise to the level of an NFL quarterback, so expect him to come out and make a statement. Syracuse will give it their all in this one, with it being a Saturday night home game and a season opener. However the Cardinals offense under Cunningham has the potential to be potent. They averaged 31.6 points per game last season, and expect them to show some of that firepower on Saturday.
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