NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Friars underdogs vs Orange at Providence
Syracuse Orange vs Providence Friars Odds
Dunkin Donuts Center will host Providence Friars vs. Syracuse Orange action on Wednesday as both teams try to pay off for bettors in NCAA basketball betting action.
The Friars bring a 8-6 record (4-5-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 14-1 Orange, who are 8-2-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Providence go 6-2 so far and the Orange go 4-6.
The Friars were listed as 11-point underdogs at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the total was expected shortly.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 47-ranked Friars and the No. 2-rated Orange in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 90-74 win for the Orange on Wednesday.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Providence's No. 151-ranked offense, averaging 69 PPG, against a Orange defense that ranks No. 17 at 57.1 PPG. The Friars field goal percentage has averaged 43% so far, less than the Orange marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.1% per game.
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Syracuse owns the country's No. 12-rated mark, allowing 58.3 points per game on the highway. Providence, on the other hand, rates No. 228 in scoring at home.
In their last action, Syracuse was a 55-44 winner on the road against South Florida. They covered the 9.5-point spread as favorites. Syracuse got 20 points from Brandon Triche en route to a 55-44 victory over South Florida on Sunday at Sun Dome.
Providence was an 83-73 loser in their most recent outing at home against DePaul. They failed to cover the 7.5-point spread as favorites. Bryce Cotton scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Friars to a win (they lost 83-73 to DePaul at Dunkin Donuts Center on Saturday).
Syracuse Orange Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Villanova are 9-1
After playing South Florida are 7-2
After a win are 9-1
Providence Friars Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Seton Hall are 4-6
After playing DePaul are 4-5
After a loss are 2-8
A few Orange at Friars trends to consider:
Syracuse is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Syracuse is 10-2 SU in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Providence
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Syracuse's last 5 games when playing on the road against Providence
Syracuse is 10-4-1 ATS in its last 15 games on the road
Providence is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Providence's last 5 games when playing at home against Syracuse
Providence is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Providence is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Syracuse
Syracuse home to Villanova, Saturday, January 12
Providence at Seton Hall, Sunday, January 13