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Scarlet Knights open as college hoops underdog vs Orange

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Feb 19, 1:00 PM | Louis Brown Athletic Center

Syracuse Orange vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Odds

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Louis Brown Athletic Center features an NCAAB clash between the host Rutgers Scarlet Knights and the visiting Syracuse Orange in college hoops action on Sunday.

Supporters of the Orange have watched them go 26-1 and 15-11 ATS on the year, while the Scarlet Knights are at 12-14 and 7-13 ATS. In totals betting, the Scarlet Knights are 8-12, while the Orange have a 12-14 mark.

View Syracuse vs Rutgers Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
College basketball odds makers opened the Scarlet Knights as 10-point underdogs in this matchupl.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 3-rated Syracuse taking on the No. 114-rated Scarlet Knights in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 83-68 win for the Orange on Sunday.

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How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Rutgers's No. 219 nationally ranked offense (65.7 points per game) against a Orange defense that sits as the No. 33 at 60.6 PPG. The Scarlet Knights have been averaging 43% from the field, less than the Orange have managed so far this season (47.5% on average).

Defensively, Syracuse features the nation's No. 66-rated defense on the road, allowing 65 points per game. Rutgers, meanwhile, comes in at No. 210 nationally in scoring at home.

Syracuse was a 52-51 winner in its last match on the road against Louisville. They failed to cover the 3-point spread as favorites. The Orange grabbed a 52-51 win over the Cardinals on Monday, behind a 13-point effort from C.J. Fair at KFC Yum! Center.

Last time out for Rutgers, they were a 71-53 loser as they battled Notre Dame on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point underdog. The Scarlet Knights endured a 71-53 loss at the hands of the Fighting Irish on Wednesday, despite a 11-point effort from Dane Miller at Joyce Center.

Syracuse Orange Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 6-4
Before playing South Florida are 6-2
After playing Louisville are 5-5
After a win are 9-1

Rutgers Scarlet Knights Trends:
When playing on Sunday are 4-6
Before playing Marquette are 0-6
After playing Notre Dame are 4-6
After a loss are 4-6

A few Orange at Scarlet Knights trends to consider:
Syracuse is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games on the road
Syracuse is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Rutgers
Syracuse is 3-6 ATS in its last 9 games when playing on the road against Rutgers
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Rutgers's last 5 games at home
Rutgers is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Rutgers's last 6 games when playing Syracuse
Rutgers is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Syracuse

Next up:
Syracuse home to South Florida, Wednesday, February 22
Rutgers at Marquette, Wednesday, February 22

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