Big East Tournament - Pittsburgh Panthers battle vs Syracuse Orange highlights college basketball odds menu
Syracuse Orange vs Pittsburgh Panthers Odds
Madison Square Garden will host Pittsburgh Panthers vs. Syracuse Orange action on Thursday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
This game is part of the Big East Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. This game is being played at a neutral-site court (Madison Square Garden).
Supporters of the Orange have watched them go 24-8 and 14-13-1 ATS on the year, while the Panthers are at 24-7 and 13-12 ATS. In totals betting, the Panthers are 12-11, while the Orange have a 12-15 mark.
College basketball odds makers at BetOnline opened the Pittsburgh Panthers as 2-point favorites in this matchup. Check for the latest spread and over-under at the sportsbook.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 26-rated Panthers and the No. 4-ranked Orange, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 79-77 result in favor of the Panthers.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Pittsburgh's No. 147-rated squad against Syracuse's No. 18-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Pittsburgh rates No. 290 in the country with 5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 210 nationally with 5.8 per match.
Defensively, Syracuse features the nation's No. 70-rated defense on the road, allowing 65 points per game. Pittsburgh, meanwhile, comes in at No. 140 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Syracuse was a 75-63 winner at home against Seton Hall. They failed to cover the 14-point spread as favorites. The Orange grabbed a 75-63 win over the Pirates on Wednesday, behind a 20-point effort from James Southerland at Madison Square Garden.
Pittsburgh won its last outing, an 81-66 result against DePaul on March 9. They covered in that game as a 11.5-point favorite. Pittsburgh got 21 points from J.J. Moore en route to an 81-66 victory over DePaul on Saturday at Allstate Arena.