Syracuse favored by 2.5 against Connecticut on Wednesday
Syracuse Orange vs Connecticut Huskies Odds
The Connecticut Huskies will try to cover the spread at Gampel Pavilion on Wednesday when they get a visit from the Syracuse Orange in NCAA basketball action.
The Orange will try to spoil to the party on Wednesday; they are 11-7-1 ATS against the number this season, while the Huskies are 8-9-1 ATS. Syracuse is 8-10 on the totals; Connecticut is 10-8.
Bettors looking to go with the Huskies in this one found them listed as 2.5-point underdogs earlier on the NCAA basketball betting menu for Monday's contest. Check for updates as money coming in on the Orange was expected to move the line.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 76 (Huskies) and the No. 3 (Orange) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 84-74 result in favor of the Orange has been projected by the scores prediction engine.
How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Connecticut's No. 85-ranked scoring average of 71.2 PPG, against a Orange defense rated No. 23 and allowing 58.7 PPG. The Huskies FG% has averaged 44.8% to date this season, less than the Orange shooters have managed so far (45.3% per game).
Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Syracuse owns the country's No. 61-rated mark, allowing 64.1 points per game on the highway. Connecticut, on the other hand, rates No. 159 in scoring at home.
Syracuse won its last outing, a 77-58 result against St. John's on February 10. They covered in that game as a 13.5-point favorite. The Orange grabbed a 77-58 win over the Red Storm on Sunday, behind a 17-point effort from C.J. Fair at Carrier Dome.
Connecticut was a 78-67 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Seton Hall. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. Shabazz Napier scored 22 points leading the Huskies to a 78-67 victory over Seton Hall at Prudential Center on Sunday.
Syracuse Orange Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 8-2
Before playing Seton Hall are 7-3
After playing St. John's are 6-4
After a win are 8-2
Connecticut Huskies Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Villanova are 6-4
After playing Seton Hall are 1-9
After a win are 6-4
A few Orange at Huskies trends to consider:
Syracuse is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Syracuse's last 6 games on the road
Syracuse is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Connecticut
Syracuse is 4-9 ATS in its last 13 games when playing on the road against Connecticut
Connecticut is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Connecticut's last 6 games
Connecticut is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
Connecticut is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Syracuse
Syracuse at Seton Hall, Saturday, February 16
Connecticut home to Villanova, Saturday, February 16