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NCAA Basketball Odds Betting Line Favors Syracuse Orange Over Pittsburgh Panthers

Pittsburgh Panthers

vs

Syracuse Orange
Saturday, February 21, 2015 12:00 PM ET
Carrier Dome

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the Syracuse Orange try to run the Pittsburgh Panthers off the court at Carrier Dome in college hoops action.

Pittsburgh Panthers vs Syracuse Orange Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Pittsburgh Panthers were listed as 4-point underdogs at many online Sportsbooks, including the odds makers at 5Dimes.

Pittsburgh Panthers vs Syracuse Orange Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Syracuse Orange battles the Pittsburgh Panthers, currently sitting with a 17-10 mark (7-15-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 13-8-1 for the Syracuse Orange and 14-6 for the Pittsburgh Panthers.

This college basketball game matches up the No. 190 (Syracuse) and the No. 166 (Pittsburgh) teams in the league, according to our current NCAA basketball power rankings.

How Pittsburgh Panthers vs Syracuse Orange Stats Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Pittsburgh is ranked No. 163 in NCAA basketball at 33.7 per game. Contrast that with Syracuse's No. 39 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Syracuse is the No. 203-ranked team in the country at 5.19 per game, while Pittsburgh rates No. 232 at 4.78 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Jamel Artis scored 20 points in a futile effort to lead the Panthers to a win (they lost 61-49 to Virginia at John Paul Jones Arena on Monday).

The Orange got a terrific 29-point effort from Rakeem Christmas as Syracuse defeated Louisville 69-59 on Wednesday at Carrier Dome.

Pittsburgh Panthers vs Syracuse Orange Betting Odds Trends

Pittsburgh is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games
Pittsburgh is 0-3-2 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 11-4 ATS in its last 15 games when playing Syracuse
Syracuse is 2-7-1 ATS in its last 10 games
Syracuse is 11-5 SU in its last 16 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Syracuse's last 6 games
Syracuse is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Pittsburgh home to Boston College, Tuesday, February 24th
Syracuse at Notre Dame, Tuesday, February 24th

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