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NCAA Basketball Game Preview - Friars underdogs vs Orange at Providence

Syracuse OrangeProvidence Friars
Jan 9, 7:00 PM | Dunkin Donuts Center

Syracuse Orange vs Providence Friars Odds

14-1TEAM RECORD8-6

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.

View Syracuse vs Providence Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
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.

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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

Next up:
Syracuse home to Villanova, Saturday, January 12
Providence at Seton Hall, Sunday, January 13