Having split their two meetings both SU and ATS last season, the Cincinnati Bearcats and the Syracuse Orange will hit the hardwood on Monday night in a Big East betting matchup at the Carrier Dome.
Syracuse had been on a 4-0 SU and ATS run against Cincinnati until the Bearcats beat them 71-68 as an 8-point road underdog in their last meeting last March. Three of the last four games between the Orange and Bearcats have turned into UNDER results.
The Orange currently sports a 17-1 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 9-4-1 ATS. The Bearcats are 16-3 and 7-8 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Orange produce a 6-7 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Bearcats have gone 5-9 against the number.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 4-rated Orange and the No. 7-ranked Bearcats, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 88-82 result in favor of the Orange.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Syracuse's No. 4-rated squad against Cincinnati's No. 3-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Syracuse rates No. 176 in the country with 6.1 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 71 nationally with 7.3 per match.
Defensively, Cincinnati features the nation's No. 56-rated defense on the road, allowing 63.5 points per game. Syracuse, meanwhile, comes in at No. 22 nationally in scoring at home.
In their last action, Cincinnati was a 71-69 winner at home against Marquette. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites. Marquette was victimized by Sean Kilpatrick for 36 points as the Bearcats defeated the Golden Eagles 71-69 in college hoops action on Saturday.
Syracuse won its last outing, a 70-68 result against Louisville on January 19. They covered in that game as a 6.5-point underdog. Syracuse got 23 points from Brandon Triche en route to a 70-68 victory over Louisville on Saturday at KFC Yum! Center.
Cincinnati Bearcats Trends:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Rutgers are 2-8
After playing Marquette are 7-3
After a win are 8-2
Syracuse Orange Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Villanova are 9-1
After playing Louisville are 6-4
After a win are 9-1
A few Bearcats at Orange trends to consider:
Cincinnati is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Cincinnati's last 5 games when playing on the road against Syracuse
Syracuse is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Syracuse is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games at home
Syracuse is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Syracuse's last 5 games when playing at home against Cincinnati
Cincinnati home to Rutgers, Wednesday, January 30
Syracuse at Villanova, Saturday, January 26