Louisville vs Syracuse NCAA Football Week 11 Odds & Game Preview.

Louisville vs Syracuse NCAA Football Week 11 Odds & Game Preview

Written by on November 8, 2018

The 13th-ranked Syracuse Orange are looking better than they have in ages! The Louisville Cardinals are sinking to depths their gridiron program has never seen. With the ACC rivals clearly heading in polar opposite directions, let’s find out if the Orange can cover the NCAAF Spread as a huge three-touchdown home favorite.


Louisville vs Syracuse NCAA Football Week 11 Odds & Game Preview


  • When: Friday, November 9, 2018, 7:00 PM ET
  • Where: Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York
  • Radio: TuneIn
  • Live Stream: WatchESPN
  • NCAA Football Week 11 Odds: Syracuse -21 (Total 68.5)


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Weather Forecast

  • Rain: 4°C/39°F
  • Humidity: 90%
  • Precipitation: 84%
  • Cloud Cover: 100%
  • Wind: 11 mph SE
  • Stadium Type: Indoor


Why Bet On Louisville?

Why should you bet on Louisville in Week 11? Well, outside of the fact that the Cardinals are getting three touchdowns, there isn’t any really good reason. The Cardinals have lost six straight games while looking increasingly worse with each passing performance.


The Cardinals looked completely pitiful in their disgraceful 77-16 road loss to No. 2 Clemson on Saturday while failing to cover the chalk as a whopping 39-point underdog. The Cardinals have given up at least 56 points in three of their last four games while giving up 66 points or more in two of their last four. Head coach Bobby Petrino said he was disappointed with the outcome but believed his team played hard until the end.


“I didn’t feel like anyone gave up or anybody quit out there,” Petrino said. “They kept competing.”


Team Stats

  • Average Score For: 21.56
  • Total Yards: 344.67
  • Rush Yards: 112.78
  • Passing Yards: 231.89
  • Average Score Against: 40.78
  • Total Yards: 462.77
  • Rush Yards: 277.44
  • Passing Yards: 185.33


Why Bet On Syracuse?

Why should you bet on Syracuse in this Week 11 ACC clash? There are a bunch of great reasons. First, the Orange are playing some outstanding football right now, having won three straight games including their 41-24 smackdown of Wake Forest last weekend. Quarterback Eric Dungey rushed for 119 yards and one score and running back Jarveon Howard added two rushing touchdowns in the win. The Orange got their first win as a nationally ranked program since 2001 after reaching No. 22 prior to their Week 10 matchup against Wake Forest and now the future looks bright.


Louisville vs Syracuse is one of the best NCAA Football Week 11 games.


“Can’t say enough about what (the seniors have) done to change this culture … and give us an opportunity to do greater things in the future,” coach Dino Babers said. “Whatever happens, they’re going to be known as the class that got this thing turned around and headed in the right direction.”


Team Stats

  • Average Score For: 43.33
  • Total Yards: 478.22
  • Rush Yards: 203.89
  • Passing Yards: 274.33
  • Average Score Against: 28.11
  • Total Yards: 432.22
  • Rush Yards: 165.22
  • Passing Yards: 267.00


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Louisville vs Syracuse NCAA Football Week 11 Betting Trends

  • Louisville is 1-9 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Louisville is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Louisville’s last 5 games
  • Syracuse is 6-11-1 ATS in its last 18 games at home
  • Syracuse is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
  • The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Syracuse’s last 15 games at home


Expert Analysis & Score Prediction for Louisville vs Syracuse

If you’re worried about Syracuse covering the chalk as a huge, three-touchdown favorite, I wouldn’t be. Louisville has been on the wrong end of a 24-point loss, a 25-point loss, a 21-point loss and their disgraceful 61-point loss last weekend. Syracuse averages almost 22 points per game more than Louisville while simultaneously limiting the opposition to just over 12 fewer points per game defensively than the Cardinals.


Louisville is 0-5 ATS in their last five road games and 3-13 in their last 16 games against a team with a winning record. Syracuse is 8-0-1 ATS in their last 9 games following a straight up win and 7-2-2 ATS in their last 11 games following an ATS win.


While the Cardinals are 4-0 ATS in their last four meetings against the Orange, I think it’s high time that Syracuse brings that streak to an abrupt halt – even as a three-touchdown favorite. I have absolutely no faith whatsoever in Syracuse and you shouldn’t either.


Score: Louisville Cardinals 28 – Syracuse Orange 56