March Madness - Dayton Flyers visit Syracuse Orange in NCAA Basketball wagering battle
|Dayton Flyers||Syracuse Orange|
|24-10||March 22, 2014, 07:10 | First Niagara Center||28-5|
No. 11 Dayton, 9-4 ATS in its past 13 games, will be looking for a second straight upset win and ATS payout on Saturday as they take on the No. 3 Syracuse Orange in Round of 32 action at the NCAA Tournament.
Dayton knocked off Ohio State 60-59 in the Round of 64 on Thursday, and on Saturday they'll be up against a Syracuse team that just cruised to a 77-53 win over Western Michigan.
11 seeds have won four of past six meetings vs 3 seeds and Dayton is 9-4 ATS past 13 games overall as well as 7-3 ATS past 10 games as underdogs.
Syracuse lost as a 3 seed vs an 11 in 2011 against Marquette, so they have presumably learned a lesson about underestimating an 11 seed.
Odds Shark computer pick - 70.4-67.2 Orange
The Orange bring a 28-5 record (17-11-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 24-10 Flyers, who are 18-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Syracuse go 12-16-1 so far and the Flyers go 16-13.
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Orange at No. 117 and the Flyers at No. 48 heading into this contest.
In their last action, Dayton was a 60-59 winner on the road against Ohio State. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. The Flyers grabbed a 60-59 win over the Buckeyes on Thursday, behind a 12-point effort from Dyshawn Pierre at First Niagara Center.
Syracuse won its last outing, a 77-53 result against Western Michigan on March 20. They covered in that game as a 13-point favorite. Syracuse cruised to victory on Thursday, running Western Michigan out of the gym and running up a 77-53 score at First Niagara Center.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Syracuse's No. 186-ranked offense, averaging 68.42 PPG, against a Flyers defense that ranks No. 83 at 67.38 PPG. The Orange field goal percentage has averaged 43.87% so far, less than the Flyers marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.57% per game.
A few Flyers at Orange trends to consider:
Dayton is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Dayton is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dayton's last 6 games
Syracuse is 2-6-1 ATS in its last 9 games
Syracuse is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Syracuse's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Syracuse's last 21 games