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