Syracuse covered a big spread against Eastern Michigan last season, and they'll be trying to do it again on Monday night as those two schools hit the hardwood at the Carrier Dome.
The Orange topped the Eagles by a score of 84-48 at home last November, covering the big 28-point spread posted at the sportsbooks for the contest. The game turned into an OVER result.
Syracuse will face the 5-1 Eagles, who own a 2-1 ATS mark on the season. In totals betting, the Orange are 1-1 favoring the UNDER so far this season while the Eagles are 0-0 favoring the OVER.
If you were backing the visitors in this one, the Eagles were listed as 26-point underdogs earlier in the day at . The total was 120 early Monday at BetOnline.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Orange, most recently No. 24 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Eagles, who rate No. 119 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 85-73 victory for the Orange.
How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Syracuse's No. 20-rated squad against Eastern Michigan's No. 146-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Syracuse rates No. 223 in the country with 5.6 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 288 nationally with 4.5 per match.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Eastern Michigan owns the country's No. 56-rated mark, allowing 61 points per game on the highway. Syracuse, on the other hand, rates No. 45 in scoring at home.
Eastern Michigan won its last outing, a 75-57 result against Madonna on November 24. The Eagles got 17 points from Daylen Harrison as Eastern Michigan ran past Madonna 75-57 on Saturday at EMU Convocation Center.
Syracuse was a 91-82 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Arkansas. They earned a push of the 9-point spread as favorites. James Southerland poured in a team-high 35 points for Syracuse on Friday, as they defeated Arkansas 91-82 at Bud Walton Arena.
Eastern Michigan Eagles Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Purdue are 1-1
After playing Madonna are 0-1
After a win are 5-5
Syracuse Orange Trends:
When playing on Monday are 9-1
Before playing Long Beach State are 1-0
After a win are 8-2
A few Eagles at Orange trends to consider:
Eastern Michigan is 1-7 SU in its last 8 games on the road
Syracuse is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Syracuse is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games at home
Eastern Michigan home to Purdue, Saturday, December 8
Syracuse home to Long Beach State, Thursday, December 6