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Indiana State got hot at the right time, rolling to the Missouri Valley Conference title and earning a 14 seed.

But the Sycamores are no match for Syracuse, a team with more size, skill and coming off a season playing in the nation's toughest conference.

This season, the Orange are 26-7 overall but just 12-17 ATS, while the Sycamores finished 20-13 and better against the spread at 15-10 ATS.

View Indiana State vs Syracuse Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The Sycamores are listed as 10.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 12-ranked Orange and the No. 91-rated Sycamores in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 77-69 win for the Orange on Friday.


How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Syracuse's No. 60 nationally ranked offense (73.6 points per game) against a Sycamores defense that sits as the No. 70 at 64.1 PPG. The Orange have been averaging 46.9% from the field, more than the Sycamores have managed so far this season (43% on average).

Defensively, Indiana State features the nation's No. 147-rated defense on the road, allowing 69.5 points per game. Syracuse, meanwhile, comes in at No. 61 nationally in scoring at home.

Indiana State was a 60-56 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Missouri State. They covered the 5–point spread as underdogs. Aaron Carter scored 15 points leading the Sycamores to a 60-56 victory over Missouri State at Scottrade Center on Sunday.

Syracuse was a 76-71 loser in its last match against Connecticut. They failed to cover the 4–point spread as favorites.

Indiana State Sycamores Trends:
When playing on Friday are 3-7
After playing Missouri State are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Syracuse Orange Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
After playing Connecticut are 7-3
After a loss are 5-5

A few Sycamores at Orange trends to consider:
Syracuse is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Syracuse's last 6 games