Big East Semifinals Picks 3/16: Syracuse vs. Louisville Preview

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Our official Syracuse Orange vs. Louisville Cardinals pick is here at Cappers Info, as two great teams get set to square off on the college basketball odds. Join us for all of the great NCAA basketball predictions for what should be another great game on the college basketball schedule tonight!

Big East Tournament Semifinals Picks: Syracuse Orange vs. Louisville Cardinals
Date: Saturday, March 16th, 8:30 ET
Location: Madison Square Garden, New York, NY
Syracuse vs. Louisville Live TV: ESPN


If there were ever a place for some magic to happen in college basketball, Madison Square Garden would be that place. Louisville is a team that looks like the equivalent of the Big Bad Wolf of the Big East, taking down four straight games by at least a dozen points and rumbling to six straight covers. Syracuse is the sloppy team that more or less has gritted its way to three wins in as many days to reach the final. It’s so tough to win the Big East Tournament when having to play more than just in the quarters, semis, and the finale, but the Orange are going to try to do just that. They’re going to need more offense out of G Michael Carter-Williams, and F CJ Fair is going to have to learn when to shoot the ball and when to not take such ill-advised shots. The rest of it is literally going to have to be some MSG magic. We saw some of it with the gritty defense that the Orange showed against the Georgetown Hoyas on Friday night, and we might just see it again this time around versus the Cards. This has the feeling of one of these games that will come down the wire and perhaps go to overtime, maybe even a few of them. We want the points on our side, and we really believe that the Orange are going to find some way to pull this one off outright as well.

Syracuse vs. Louisville Pick: Syracuse Orange
Big East Tournament Semifinals Predictions: Syracuse 73 – Louisville 72

Lou Palumbo is the founder and part owner of the Sports Handicapping Community. He's been writing and posting free picks and sports handicapping strategies on the Cappersinfo forums and website for 15 years now. He enjoys handicapping just as much as he did from the very first day he built the original Cappersinfo website.

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