Syracuse tips off versus Boston College
The Syracuse Orange get a chance to pick up a SU and ATS victory over the Boston College Eagles for the second time this season when the schools meet again on Wednesday night.
Syracuse got past Boston College by a score of 69-59 and covered the spread as an 8.5-point road favorite on the college basketball betting lines in their first meeting on January 13. That matchup was an UNDER.
The Orange are 25-0 so far on the season, and 15-6 ATS vs. the number. The Eagles, meanwhile, are 6-19 and 7-15-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Syracuse go 8-13 and the Eagles go 13-10 on the totals.
Bettors looking to back visiting Boston College before tip-off in this one found them as 16.5-point underdogs over at Sportsbook.ag earlier.
This game matches up the No. 35 (Orange) and the No. 207 (Eagles) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank.
Boston College was a 73-69 loser in their most recent outing at home against Notre Dame. They failed to cover the 2-point spread as favorites. The Eagles endured a 73-69 loss at the hands of the Fighting Irish on Sunday, despite an 18 -point effort from Olivier Hanlan at Conte Forum.
Syracuse was a 56-55 winner in their most recent outing at home against North Carolina State. They failed to cover the 13.5-point spread as favorites. The Orange grabbed a 56-55 win over the Wolfpack on Saturday, behind a 14-point effort from Rakeem Christmas at Carrier Dome.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Syracuse's No. 169-ranked scoring average of 70 PPG, against a Eagles defense rated No. 216 and allowing 74.52 PPG. The Orange FG% has averaged 45.42% to date this season, more than the Eagles shooters have managed so far (45.01% per game).
A few Eagles at Orange trends to consider:
Boston College is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Boston College is 4-0-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Boston College is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Boston College is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Syracuse
Syracuse is 8-3 ATS in its last 11 games
Syracuse is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 11 of Syracuse's last 13 games
Syracuse is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
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Syracuse at Duke, Saturday, February 22nd