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Syracuse Orange vs Georgetown Hoyas Odds
The Georgetown Hoyas will be trying to slam the Syracuse Orange on Friday when the teams tip off at Madison Square Garden in college betting action.
It's a game in the Big East Tournament, which will decide the conference title, not to mention deciding which teams make the Field of 68. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Madison Square Garden).
The Orange will look to vanquish their hosts on Friday, as they are 15-13-1 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Hoyas are 16-9-1 ATS. Syracuse is 13-15 against the total, while Georgetown is 12-14 versus the number.
The Orange were listed as 2-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Hoyas - Orange odds would favor the Orange if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Georgetown is rated No. 52 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Syracuse is at No. 4. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 75-72 win for the Orange.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Georgetown's No. 239-ranked offense, averaging 64.9 PPG, against a Orange defense that ranks No. 31 at 59.7 PPG. The Hoyas field goal percentage has averaged 45.9% so far, more than the Orange marksmen have achieved on the year, 44.3% per game.
Defensively, Syracuse features the nation's No. 58-rated defense on the road, allowing 64.5 points per game. Georgetown, meanwhile, comes in at No. 273 nationally in scoring at home.
Last time out for Syracuse, they were a 62-59 winner as they battled Pittsburgh on the road. They covered in the match as a 2-point underdog. The Orange grabbed a 62-59 win over the Panthers on Thursday, behind a 20-point effort from James Southerland at Madison Square Garden.
Last time out for Georgetown, they were a 62-43 winner as they battled Cincinnati at home. They covered in the match as a 4-point favorite. Georgetown got 18 points from Otto Porter Jr. en route to a 62-43 victory over Cincinnati on Thursday at Madison Square Garden.