Against The Spread Pick
The Syracuse Orange have plenty of momentum heading into the ACC Tournament quarterfinals after hammering North Carolina 81-53 during second-round action on Wednesday. North Carolina had been playing its best basketball of the season–which is not saying a lot but is at least saying something. Syracuse is 4-2 in its past six contests and one of its losses during this stretch has come in overtime. Elijah Hughes (19.0 ppg) has scored more than 20 points in five of the past eight outings. The Louisville Cardinals have dropped two of their last three games. The Orange are 8-3 ATS in their last 11 against opponents with winning records and 7-2 ATS in their last nine as underdogs. Louisville is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 at neutral sites. Take SYRACUSE and the points.
Over Under Pick
A total of 156 points were scored in the previous meeting between the two teams and Syracuse’s offense has improved exponentially since that Feb. 19 showdown. Louisville’s Jordan Nwora is averaging 18.0 ppg. The over is 8-3-1 in the Orange’s last 12 overall, 5-1 in their last six against opponents with winning records, 8-1 in their last nine at neutral sites, and 13-6 in their last 19 following a win. It is also 5-1 in the Cardinals’ last six against opponents with winning records and 8-3-2 in their last 13 at neutral sites. Go with the OVER.