Cent Conn State Blue Devils vs Syracuse Orange Odds
The Syracuse Orange will try to pay off for their supporters on Monday when they play host to the Cent Conn State Blue Devils at Carrier Dome in NCAA basketball action.
The Orange bring a 11-1 record (5-2-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 4-6 Blue Devils, who are 0-0 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Syracuse go 3-4 so far and the Blue Devils go 0-0.
The visitors opened as 29-point underdogs in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark, including . The total was set to open a bit later (check out GTbets.eu for the latest situation(.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 2-rated Orange and the No. 308-ranked Blue Devils, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 95-69 result in favor of the Orange.
How They Match Up:
The game also pits Syracuse's No. 13-ranked offense, averaging 80.8 PPG, against a Blue Devils defense that ranks No. 334 at 77.2 PPG. The Orange field goal percentage has averaged 46.5% so far, more than the Blue Devils marksmen have achieved on the year, 43.7% per game.
Defensively, Cent Conn State features the nation's No. 298-rated defense on the road, allowing 78.3 points per game. Syracuse, meanwhile, comes in at No. 36 nationally in scoring at home.
Cent Conn State was a 71-69 loser in their most recent outing at home against Saint Peter's. Adonis Burbage scored 25 points for Cent Conn State on Saturday, but the Peacocks managed a 71-69 victory over the Blue Devils at Detrick Gymnasium.
Syracuse was a 57-36 winner in their most recent outing at home against Alcorn State. The battle between the Orange and Braves didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Alcorn State was handed a 57-36 defeat on Saturday at Carrier Dome.
Syracuse Orange Trends:
When playing on Monday are 2-0
Before playing Rutgers are 7-3
After a win are 9-1
A few Blue Devils at Orange trends to consider:
Syracuse is 11-1 SU in its last 12 games
Syracuse is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games at home
Cent Conn State at St. Francis PA, Thursday, January 3
Syracuse home to Rutgers, Wednesday, January 2