Syracuse takes on St. John's at MSG
The Syracuse Orange are on a winning streak both SU and ATS against the St. John's Red Storm as those schools prepare to meet in college basketball betting action Sunday afternoon.
Syracuse is on runs of 8-0 SU and 6-0 ATS against St. John's, with the Orange topping the Red Storm 77-58 as a 13.5-point favorite when they last met back in February. The OVER has paid off in each of the last five games between the schools.
The Red Storm bring a 6-2 record (2-4 ATS) to this tilt against the 9-0 Orange, who are 4-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed St. John's go 3-3 so far and the Orange go 4-2.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Orange were listed as -3.5-point favorites earlier in the day at Bovada.
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Red Storm rated this week at No. 159 and the Orange sitting at No. 14.
Syracuse was a 93-65 winner in their most recent outing at home against Binghamton. Syracuse cruised to victory on Saturday, running Binghamton out of the gym and running up a 93-65 score at Carrier Dome.
In their last action, St. John's was a 104-58 winner at home against Fordham. They covered the 11.5-point spread as favorites. St. John's cruised to victory on Saturday, running Fordham out of the gym and running up a 104-58 score at Madison Square Garden.
How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and St. John's has the nation's No. 130-rated offensive output, at 74.88 PPG. The visiting Orange defense ranks No. 27 allowing on average 62.89 PPG. The Red Storm FG% has averaged 46.22% so far, more than the Orange marksmen have achieved on the year, 45.86% per game.
A few Orange at Red Storm trends to consider:
Syracuse is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Syracuse is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Syracuse is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Syracuse is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing St. John's
St. John's is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
St. John's is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
St. John's is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Syracuse
St. John's is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing Syracuse
Syracuse home to High Point, Friday, December 20th
St. John's at San Francisco, Wednesday, December 18th