Week 11 will offer an interesting start to the weekend with a Friday night game from the Atlantic Coast Conference that features a once elite coach that is now seeing his reputation go into free fall going up against one of the more promising young coaches in the game. Bobby Petrino’s second coming to the Louisville Cardinals in 2014 was highly celebrated as a return to glory for that program that he once led to sixth and fifth in the nation final rankings before departing for bigger and not always better things. Dino Babers has the Syracuse Orange playing their best football in a long time but may be sought out for an even bigger future gig as a result. Free falling Louisville meets surging Syracuse Friday night.
Kickoff for this regular season Week 11 game is set for Friday, November 9, 2018, at 7 p.m. ET from the Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York. TV coverage is on ESPN2.
College Football Live Betting Odds at BookMaker.eu
Louisville – (Check Back Later)
Syracuse – (Check Back Later)
Over/Under - (Check Back Later)
Live Betting Odds Analysis
Petrino is a high-profile coach and Louisville’s collapse has not gone unnoticed by a betting public that has lost all faith in Bobby P and his program. Along the same lines Syracuse has caught plenty of attention after their near upset win at the Clemson Tigers. The live betting concern is a massive public move away from Louisville. Odds makers may well have to sweeten the pot and make Syracuse a potential overlay.
Old Cold Pizza
This has been a nightmare season for Louisville athletics that included having to remove the name of Papa John’s from their Stadium and the departure of powerful athletic director Tom Jurich, who was instrumental in bringing Petrino back. Then there is the FBI basketball scandal that forced hoops coach Rick Pitino into retirement. The football program was the one thing that everyone held on to as the bastion of hope and success. Just two years ago Lamar Jackson rocked the Heisman Trophy for the Cardinals. But four consecutive bowls seasons in Petrino’s second act have turned into a 2-7 debacle for 2018. Now everyone is clamoring for Petrino to be fired for Favorite Son Alum Jeff Brohm, who is working wonders as the Purdue Boilermakers head coach.
Louisville is 2-7 straight up and 1-8 against the spread with six of their games going over the total. The Ville is in free fall with four consecutive losses against the spread and six consecutive straight up defeats. Louisville reached its lowest point last week in a 77-16 loss at the Clemson Tigers.
Syracuse is 7-2 straight up and 6-2-1 against the spread after last week’s 41-24 payout at the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. Syracuse has won three in a row since their back to back road losses against Clemson and the Pitt Panthers.
Syracuse has one of the top offenses in the country and ranks eighth nationally for scoring. Defense remains a challenge for the Orange with a ranking of 98th overall in the nation.
Louisville has the horrible metrics of a team that is totally imploding. To illuminate the Cardinals, rank 118th in the nation for scoring offense and 125th for scoring defense.
Louisville has failed to cover in four of their last five as road dogs. Four of those games also went over. Syracuse has covered just two of their last seven as home chalks. Six of their last eight in that role went under the total.
Head to Head
Louisville has dominated this series with seven wins in their last eight games against Syracuse whole getting the money in six of the last head to head seven games.
Free Live Betting ATS Pick
Louisville will be a massive dog that the public treats like the plague. With that in mind a contrarian call is the pick. We’ll fade the public with Louisville!
College Football Live Betting Odds Pick: Louisville Cardinals plus the points!
BookMaker offers play-by-play betting odds for live sporting events every day! The user-friendly wagering interface on your smartphone provides an easy way to place bets on the go. Mobile betting lines are updated by the minute, so click here to start gambling on thrilling live action at BookMaker Sportsbook!