Syracuse Orange vs Princeton Tigers Preview
Princeton Tigers vs Syracuse Orange Odds
The college hoops wagering menu features a clash between Syracuse and Princeton on Wednesday, with the host Orange trying to win and cover the NCAA basketball point spread.
The Orange are 2-0 so far on the season, and 1-0 ATS vs. the number. The Tigers, meanwhile, are 1-2 and 1-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have seen Syracuse go 0-1 and the Tigers go 0-0 on the totals.
Bettors looking to side with Syracuse in this one found them as 18.5-point favorites earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.
Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game puts the Orange, most recently No. 6 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Tigers, who rate No. 84 in the latest survey. Meanwhile, math and computer-based handicapping simulations run on this game predict a potential 83-60 victory for the Orange.
How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Syracuse's No. 94 nationally ranked offense (75 points per game) against a Tigers defense that sits as the No. 69 at 59.3 PPG. The Orange have been averaging 47.5% from the field, more than the Tigers have managed so far this season (38.2% on average).
Defensively, Princeton features the nation's No. 71-rated defense on the road, allowing 53 points per game. Syracuse, meanwhile, comes in at No. 37 nationally in scoring at home.
Princeton was a 58-52 loser in its last match at home against Rutgers. They failed to cover the 3.5-point spread as favorites. The Tigers endured a 58-52 loss at the hands of the Scarlet Knights on Friday, despite a 13-point effort from Will Barrett at Jadwin Gymnasium.
Syracuse won its last outing, an 88-57 result against Wagner on November 18. The battle between the Orange and Seahawks didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Wagner was handed an 88-57 defeat on Sunday at Carrier Dome.
Princeton Tigers Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Lafayette are 5-5
After playing Rutgers are 3-7
After a loss are 7-3
Syracuse Orange Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 4-6
Before playing Colgate are 9-1
After a win are 8-2
A few Tigers at Orange trends to consider:
Syracuse is 23-2 SU in its last 25 games at home
Syracuse is 16-2 SU in its last 18 games
Princeton at Lafayette, Saturday, November 24
Syracuse home to Colgate, Sunday, November 25