Alcorn State Braves vs Syracuse Orange Odds
Earning a win and covering the posted spread will be the goals for Alcorn State when they take on the Syracuse Orange on Saturday in college hoops betting action.
The Orange are 10-1 so far on the season, and 5-2-1 ATS vs. the number. The Braves, meanwhile, are 2-12 and 1-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Syracuse go 3-4 and the Braves go 0-1 on the totals.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 2-ranked Orange and the No. 261-rated Braves in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 91-57 win for the Orange on Saturday.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Syracuse's No. 5 nationally ranked offense (83 points per game) against a Braves defense that sits as the No. 249 at 69.7 PPG. The Orange have been averaging 47.2% from the field, more than the Braves have managed so far this season (38.7% on average).
Defensively, Alcorn State features the nation's No. 226-rated defense on the road, allowing 73.4 points per game. Syracuse, meanwhile, comes in at No. 23 nationally in scoring at home.
Alcorn State lost its last outing, an 87-74 result against Canisius on December 27. The Braves got a huge 30-point effort from Marquiz Baker but still lost 87-74 against Canisius on Thursday at Koessler Center.
In their last action, Syracuse was an 83-79 loser at home against Temple. They failed to cover the 10-point spread as favorites. C.J. Fair went off for 25 points and added 7 rebounds but it wasn't enough as Temple handed Syracuse an 83-79 defeat at Madison Square Garden.
Syracuse Orange Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After a loss are 6-4
A few Braves at Orange trends to consider:
Syracuse is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
Syracuse is 8-1 SU in its last 9 games at home
Alcorn State home to Prairie View A&M, Wednesday, January 2
Syracuse home to Cent Conn State, Monday, December 31