Syracuse Orange take on Hoyas in NCAA basketball test

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March 9, 12:00 PM | Verizon Center

Syracuse Orange vs Georgetown Hoyas Odds


Verizon Center features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Georgetown Hoyas and the visiting Syracuse Orange in college hoops action on Saturday.

The Hoyas are 23-5 so far on the season, and 14-9-1 ATS vs. the number. The Orange, meanwhile, are 23-7 and 14-11-1 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Georgetown go 12-12 and the Orange go 11-14 on the totals.

View Syracuse vs Georgetown Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks such as BetOnline had set the Hoyas as 1.5-point favorites on the opening line for this contest. It may have moved, check for updates.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Hoyas at No. 56 and the Orange at No. 2 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 78-72 result in favor of the Orange.


How They Match Up:
Scoring and defensive stats point to some edges in this matchup. The game features Georgetown's No. 236-ranked scoring average of 65.1 PPG, against a Orange defense rated No. 30 and allowing 59.6 PPG. The Hoyas FG% has averaged 46.1% to date this season, more than the Orange shooters have managed so far (44.2% per game).

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Syracuse owns the country's No. 79-rated mark, allowing 65.4 points per game on the highway. Georgetown, on the other hand, rates No. 265 in scoring at home.

Syracuse was a 78-57 winner in its last match at home against DePaul. They covered the 19.5-point spread as favorites. Syracuse cruised to victory on Wednesday, running DePaul out of the gym and running up a 78-57 score at Carrier Dome.

In their last action, Georgetown was a 67-57 loser on the road against Villanova. They failed to cover the 1-point spread as underdogs. The Hoyas got 17 points from Otto Porter Jr., but it was Villanova that prevailed in a 67-57 final on Wednesday at Villanova Pavilion.

Syracuse Orange Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing DePaul are 7-2
After a win are 7-3

Georgetown Hoyas Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 6-4
After playing Villanova are 7-3
After a loss are 9-1

A few Orange at Hoyas trends to consider:
Syracuse is 17-5 SU in its last 22 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Syracuse's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Syracuse's last 7 games when playing on the road against Georgetown
Syracuse is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Georgetown is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Georgetown is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Georgetown's last 5 games when playing Syracuse
Georgetown is 9-2-1 ATS in its last 12 games