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Syracuse Orange Open as College Basketball Underdog vs North Carolina State Wolfpack

Syracuse Orange

vs

North Carolina State Wolfpack
Saturday, March 07, 2015 12:00 PM ET
PNC Arena

Basketball betting fans will hope to hit paydirt on Saturday when the North Carolina State Wolfpack try to run the Syracuse Orange off the court at PNC Arena in college hoops action.

Syracuse Orange vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Opening Odds and Betting Line

Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the North Carolina State Wolfpack betting line as -5.5-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over/under total value at TopBet.

Syracuse Orange vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Syracuse Orange will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Saturday; they are 10-17-1 ATS against the betting line this season, while the North Carolina State Wolfpack are 15-12-1 ATS. Syracuse Orange are 13-12-1 on betting the total; North Carolina State Wolfpack are 12-11.

The Wolfpack - Orange odds would favor the Wolfpack if the lines were set according to our power ranks. North Carolina State is rated No. 102 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Syracuse is at No. 195.

How Syracuse Orange vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Stats Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features North Carolina State's No. 66-ranked scoring average of 70.6 PPG, against a Syracuse Orange defense rated No. 74 and allowing 63.13 PPG. The North Carolina State Wolfpack FG% has averaged 43.82% to date this season, more than the Syracuse Orange shooters have managed so far (43.32% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Trevor Cooney scored 14 points in a futile effort to lead the Orange to a win (they lost 59-47 to Virginia at Carrier Dome on Monday).

Ralston Turner scored 23 points leading the Wolfpack to a 66-61 victory over Clemson at Littlejohn Coliseum on Tuesday.

Syracuse Orange vs North Carolina State Wolfpack Betting Odds Trends

Syracuse is 3-10-1 ATS in its last 14 games
Syracuse is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Syracuse's last 5 games
Syracuse is 2-5-1 ATS in its last 8 games on the road
North Carolina State is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
North Carolina State is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
North Carolina State is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home
North Carolina State is 15-7 SU in its last 22 games at home

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