Remember me Reset Password


Syracuse Louisville Betting – Injury-Ravaged Cardinals Hope To Fend Off The Orange

Posted by Washington Tucker on 2/6/2014 1:24:35 AM

The Louisville Cardinals are rapidly running out of bodies, but they’ll try to make a gallant stand on their home court this weekend against the Syracuse Orange.

NCAA basketball betting: Syracuse Orange @ Louisville Cardinals

Why To Bet On Syracuse

The sports betting cognoscenti should be able to agree that while a healthy Louisville team would stand a very good chance against Syracuse at home, the current collection of Cardinals is not likely to be up to the job. An NHL trade deadline list of available players should be posted in Louisville’s locker room. Cardinal coach Rick Pitino doesn’t even have to bring aboard basketball specialists at this point. Having some muscular hockey players who could occupy space near the rim and rebound would be quite valuable to the U of L at this point. Just having bodies is an urgent matter for the Cardinals. Their best perimeter shooter, Preston Knowles, will be available for this game, but two of their big men, Gorgui Dieng and Rakeem Buckles, are not likely to take the court against an imposing Syracuse front line that’s led by rebounding machine Rick Jackson. Eight different Louisville players have been injured this season, and many of them are well below 100 percent at the moment. Syracuse is a fresher team and – given the injuries to Louisville’s post players – a more powerful one within six feet of the basket. As long as Syracuse avoids turnovers, it has a better-than-even chance of winning on the road.

Why To Bet On Louisville

NHL trade rumors are often deceiving, and so was last season’s Big East Conference season. Sure, Syracuse won the 2010 Big East championship and earned a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament. However, Louisville threw a curveball to the rest of the country by beating the Orange not once, but twice.

Pitino is a close friend of Syracuse boss Jim Boeheim. It was Boeheim who offered Pitino an assistant coaching job on the night of Pitino’s wedding to his wife, Joanne, in 1976. Pitino has a good feel for what Boeheim likes to do; the two men coached against each other in the 1996 national championship game when Pitino was at Kentucky. That level of knowledge was on full display last season, as Louisville swept both ends of a home-and-home series. The first Louisville win came at Syracuse, but the Cardinals – still needing to get another signature win for their NCAA Tournament hopes – pulled off a repeat win over the Orange a few weeks later in the last UL game ever played at venerable Freedom Hall. This game will be in Louisville’s new KFC Yum Center, so the Cardinals – with a raucous crowd cheering them on – could very well unleash another surprise on Mr. Boeheim and the ‘Cuse.

How The Game Will Play Out

The return of Preston Knowles will allow Louisville to spread the floor a little more at the offensive end. The Cardinals can create decent shots against the Syracuse zone. However, if Louisville doesn’t shoot really well, the prolonged absence of its interior players will matter a lot against Syracuse’s length and size. Rick Jackson is poised to have a huge day for the Orange, who will get to the rim with regularity and win on the road.

Syracuse Louisville Betting Pick: Syracuse



↑ Back to page content
Media Logos

At BetOnline, our company’s guiding principle is to establish long-lasting, positive relationships with our customers. BetOnline is perfect for those who like to stay on top of all the latest sports & horse racing odds or play a few games in the online casino. We have built our reputation on giving our clients nothing but high-quality service and once you have worked with us, you will realize why we are regarded as a leader.

From our customer service to our cutting-edge technology, enticing contests and dedication to putting the best product out on the marketplace, BetOnline is always striving to improve and we take the wants and needs of our customers very seriously. We are always looking for suggestions to make our product better, and client input allows us to build a relationship that will last for a lifetime.

Trust is tough to create and it is even tougher to maintain, which is why we always keep the lines of communication open with our clients at BetOnline, and the best part is that it will not cost you a dime.

Head over to our world-famous sportsbook, where you will find live lines for all major sporting events, but that is not all because at BetOnline, you will also find the Betting Edge, which is a constant stream of advice from people that spend countless hours looking over trends and statistics, so you don’t have to. You get an honest and educated opinion for people that truly love sports, and we are always updating the section to keep you up on what’s happening in current in the world of sports.

The racebook is another fantastic section at BetOnline, as you can get a headstart on the Triple Crown season by reading over our articles to give you an idea of the winning horses. We don’t just focus on the Triple Crown at BetOnline; you can find information on races all year around and that will help you out when it comes time to watch the major thoroughbred horse races.

You can also check out our casino, where you can play the latest games powered by the latest technology. From poker to card games, slots and everything in between, we have you covered at BetOnline.

We have contests and promotions galore as BetOnline is all about what our clients want, so check it out and if you have any inquiries, never hesitate to get in touch with us. Betonline because your can!

↑ Back to top