The underdog is 5-2 against the spread in the last seven meetings between the Syracuse Orange and Louisville Cardinals, which can't be ignored when making your college basketball picks Saturday night.
Sports bettors will find that the Orange are getting five points in the NCAA basketball odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 124.5 in the market.
Let's take a closer look at the Big East Championship Game from a betting perspective while offering a prediction along the way.
The Syracuse Orange have won three games in as many days at Madison Square Garden, including a 58-55 overtime victory over the Georgetown Hoyas as one-point underdogs Friday night.
Sports bettors will find that the Orange are 6-6 against the spread as underdogs the last two-plus seasons, with the UNDER going 7-5 in that situation.
The Louisville Cardinals have won nine games in a row, including a 69-57 victory over the Notre Dame Fighting Irish as 8.5-point favorites Friday night.
Over the last two-plus seasons, the Cardinals are 14-4-1 against the spread on a neutral floor, with the UNDER going 11-9 in that situation.
I'm going to recommend that readers back the Syracuse Orange as one of their sports betting picks Saturday night, as I established the Louisville Cardinals as four-point favorites in this affair.
College Basketball Pick: Syracuse Orange +5