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Orange Favored Over UConn

Syracuse is favored by 4.5 points at UConn Saturday, knowing they can torpedo the Huskies tournament chances while guaranteeing themselves a share of the Big East title.

UConn looks to avenge a blowout loss to the Orange two weeks ago, but faces the 7th-ranked road scoring team in the nation in Syracuse.

Of note, the total has gone UNDER in 5 of Syracuse's last 7 games when playing on the road against Connecticut.

View Syracuse vs Connecticut Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 4.5-point favorites in this one at sportsbooks such as Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 6-rated Syracuse taking on the No. 16-rated Huskies in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 83-72 win for the Orange on Saturday.

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How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Connecticut's No. 34-rated squad against Syracuse's No. 127-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Connecticut rates No. 257 in the country with 5.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 158 nationally with 6.3 per match.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Syracuse owns the country's No. 65-rated mark, allowing 64.9 points per game on the highway. Connecticut, on the other hand, rates No. 134 in scoring at home.

Last time out for Syracuse, they were a 56-48 winner as they battled South Florida at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 14-point favorite. The Orange grabbed a 56-48 win over the Bulls on Wednesday, behind a 15-point effort from Scoop Jardine at Carrier Dome.

Connecticut won its last outing, a 73-70 result against Villanova on February 20. They earned a push in that game as a 3-point favorite. The Huskies used a 32-point performance from Jeremy Lamb to help Connecticut smack Villanova 73-70 on Monday at Villanova Pavilion.

Syracuse Orange Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 5-5
Before playing Louisville are 5-5
After playing South Florida are 6-2
After a win are 9-1

Connecticut Huskies Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Providence are 5-5
After playing Villanova are 9-1
After a win are 6-4

 

A few Orange at Huskies trends to consider:
Syracuse is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Syracuse's last 7 games when playing on the road against Connecticut
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Syracuse's last 9 games on the road
Syracuse is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games when playing on the road against Connecticut
Connecticut is 20-4 SU in its last 24 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Connecticut's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Connecticut's last 7 games when playing at home against Syracuse
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Connecticut's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Syracuse home to Louisville, Saturday, March 3
Connecticut at Providence, Tuesday, February 28

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