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Syracuse Orange home to Blue Demons in NCAAB betting action

DePaul Blue DemonsSyracuse Orange
March 5, 4:00 PM | Carrier Dome

DePaul Blue Demons vs Syracuse Orange Odds


The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Syracuse and DePaul on Saturday, with the host Orange trying to win and cover the NCAAB point spread.

This season, the Orange are 24-6 overall and 10-16 ATS ATS, while the Blue Demons are 7-22 and 14-12-1 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Syracuse boasts a 9-16 on the OU, and DePaul is 15-11.

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Betting Line:
The Orange are listed as 20-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 15-ranked Orange and the No. 319-rated Blue Demons in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 79-63 win for the Orange on Saturday.


How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Syracuse's No. 85 nationally ranked offense (72.4 points per game) against a Blue Demons defense that sits as the No. 314 at 75 PPG. The Orange have been averaging 46.5% from the field, more than the Blue Demons have managed so far this season (43% on average).

Defensively, DePaul features the nation's No. 298-rated defense on the road, allowing 76.6 points per game. Syracuse, meanwhile, comes in at No. 86 nationally in scoring at home.

In their last action, DePaul was a 68-64 loser at home against Rutgers. They failed to cover the 3.5–point spread as underdogs. Brandon Young scored 21 points in a futile effort to lead the Blue Demons to a win (they lost 68-64 to Rutgers at Allstate Arena on Wednesday).

Syracuse was a 58-51 winner in their most recent outing on the road against Georgetown. They covered the 1–point spread as underdogs. Scoop Jardine scored 17 points leading the Orange to a 58-51 victory over Georgetown at Verizon Center on Saturday.

DePaul Blue Demons Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 3-7
After playing Rutgers are 2-4
After a loss are 1-9

Syracuse Orange Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Georgetown are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

A few Blue Demons at Orange trends to consider:
DePaul is 1-22 SU in its last 23 games on the road
Syracuse is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing DePaul
Syracuse is 17-3 SU in its last 20 games at home
Syracuse is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Syracuse's last 9 games