College baskeball point spread favors Orange in battle with Red Storm
St. John's Red Storm vs Syracuse Orange Odds
St. John's pays a visit to Syracuse on Sunday, hoping to send the Orange to a loss while covering the college basketball spread at Carrier Dome.
The Red Storm will try to spoil to the party on Sunday; they are 9-9 ATS against the number this season, while the Orange are 10-7-1 ATS. St. John's is 8-8-1 on the totals; Syracuse is 7-10.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Red Storm were listed as 16-point underdogs earlier in the day at Bovada.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Orange - Red Storm odds would favor the Orange if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Syracuse is rated No. 3 in the current Odds Shark poll, while St. John's is at No. 60. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 84-69 win for the Orange.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Syracuse's No. 33 nationally ranked offense (75.4 points per game) against a Red Storm defense that sits as the No. 173 at 66.3 PPG. The Orange have been averaging 44.9% from the field, more than the Red Storm have managed so far this season (43% on average).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, St. John's owns the country's No. 221-rated mark, allowing 71.4 points per game on the highway. Syracuse, on the other hand, rates No. 35 in scoring at home.
St. John's won its last outing, a 71-65 result against Connecticut on February 6. They covered in that game as a 2-point underdog. The Red Storm grabbed a 71-65 win over the Huskies on Wednesday, behind an 18 -point effort from Jakarr Sampson at Madison Square Garden.
In their last action, Syracuse was a 63-47 winner at home against Notre Dame. They covered the 8.5-point spread as favorites. Syracuse earned a 63-47 victory over Notre Dame on Monday, getting 18 points from C.J. Fair at Carrier Dome.
St. John's Red Storm Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 5-5
Before playing Louisville are 3-7
After playing Connecticut are 1-9
After a win are 6-4
Syracuse Orange Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 10-0
Before playing Connecticut are 7-3
After playing Notre Dame are 7-3
After a win are 8-2
A few Red Storm at Orange trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 4 of St. John's last 5 games when playing on the road against Syracuse
St. John's is 6-16 SU in its last 22 games on the road
St. John's is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Syracuse
Syracuse is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing St. John's
Syracuse is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against St. John's
Syracuse is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Syracuse is 19-3 SU in its last 22 games
St. John's at Louisville, Thursday, February 14
Syracuse at Connecticut, Wednesday, February 13