LOUISVILLE over Syracuse by 6
If you see Lamar Jackson licking his chops, it’s probably a result of the game tape that saw a Syracuse stop-unit yield 734 yards to Wake Forest and not the free Papa John’s weekly delivery. Remember, it was only a year ago that Jackson and company put up a 62 spot in the Carrier Dome – Dino Babers’ first conference game with the Orange. However, Dino may also be watering at the mouth as his 21st-rated offense (472 YPG) gets the benefit of facing a Louisville defense that has surrendered season-high yardage in three of their last five games. And though the ‘Cuse is just 1-5 SUATS in this matchup of late, they just may catch the Redbirds in the right place at the right time as the Cardinals are an unfathomable in LHG’s since 2008. And with the 4-6 Orange in desperation mode, we’re not about to count out Babers – not with a career 10-4-1 ATS mark on the conference highway, including against foes off a SUATS win. That has us strongly believing the Orange deliver the cover today at Papa John’s.