Syracuse Orange take on Razorbacks in NCAA basketball test
Syracuse Orange vs Arkansas Razorbacks Odds
Arkansas will look to improve on its 3-2 record on Friday when they host Syracuse in NCAA basketball odds action at Bud Walton Arena.
The Razorbacks currently sports a 3-2 record overall in NCAAB action, and have posted a corresponding betting slate of 1-1 ATS. The Orange are 4-0 and 2-0 ATS. Betting totals have seen the Razorbacks produce a 0-0 OVER/UNDER record on the season, while the Orange have gone 0-1 against the number.
The visitors opened as 7-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including Bovada. The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Razorbacks rated this week at No. 201 and the Orange sitting at No. 24. It may or may not play a role in Odds Shark score prediction modelling that produced a 96-83 result in favor of the Orange.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Arkansas's No. 17 nationally ranked offense (82.4 points per game) against a Orange defense that sits as the No. 7 at 52.5 PPG. The Razorbacks have been averaging 43.7% from the field, less than the Orange have managed so far this season (47.1% on average).
Defensively, Syracuse features the nation's No. 21-rated defense on the road, allowing 49 points per game. Arkansas, meanwhile, comes in at No. 10 nationally in scoring at home.
Syracuse was an 87-51 winner in their most recent outing at home against Colgate. The Orange blew out Colgate on Sunday, running up a 20+ point victory in an 87-51 win at Carrier Dome.
Arkansas lost its last outing, a 77-70 result against Wisconsin on November 24. They covered in that game as an 8.5-point underdog. The Razorbacks got 18 points from BJ Young, but it was Wisconsin that prevailed in a 77-70 final on Saturday at Orleans Arena.
Syracuse Orange Trends:
When playing on Friday are 9-1
Before playing Eastern Michigan are 2-0
After playing Colgate are 9-1
After a win are 8-2
Arkansas Razorbacks Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
Before playing Oklahoma are 6-3
After a loss are 4-6
A few Orange at Razorbacks trends to consider:
Syracuse is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Arkansas is 18-3 SU in its last 21 games at home
Arkansas is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games
Syracuse home to Eastern Michigan, Monday, December 3
Arkansas home to Oklahoma, Tuesday, December 4