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Bison face Syracuse Orange: NCAAB odds preview and stats

Bucknell BisonSyracuse Orange
Dec 20, 7:00 PM | Carrier Dome

Bucknell Bison vs Syracuse Orange Odds


The Syracuse Orange will hit the floor running against the visiting Bucknell Bison Tuesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Bison will look to vanquish their hosts on Tuesday, as they are 1-2 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Orange are 7-3 ATS. Bucknell is 1-2 against the total, while Syracuse is 5-5 versus the number.

View Bucknell vs Syracuse Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Syracuse opened as 19.5-point favorites in this College Basketball tilt.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 6-rated Orange and the No. 88-ranked Bison, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 89-72 result in favor of the Orange.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Syracuse has the nation's No. 15-rated offensive output, at 80.8 PPG. The visiting Bison defense ranks No. 79 allowing on average 62.1 PPG. The Orange FG% has averaged 48.4% so far, more than the Bison marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.2% per game.

Defensively, Bucknell features the nation's No. 157-rated defense on the road, allowing 70 points per game. Syracuse, meanwhile, comes in at No. 66 nationally in scoring at home.

Bucknell was a 79-65 winner in their most recent outing at home against Richmond. The Bison grabbed a 79-65 win over the Spiders on Saturday, behind a 23-point effort from Cameron Ayers at Sojka Pavilion.

Syracuse was an 88-72 winner in their most recent outing on the road against North Carolina State. They covered the 7–point spread as favorites. The Orange got 22 points from Dion Waiters as Syracuse ran past North Carolina State 88-72 on Saturday at PNC Arena.

Syracuse Orange Trends:
When playing on Tuesday are 8-2
Before playing Tulane are 0-1
After playing North Carolina State are 1-2
After a win are 10-0

A few Bison at Orange trends to consider:
Syracuse is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Syracuse is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Syracuse's last 6 games at home

Next up:
Bucknell at Boston University, Thursday, December 22
Syracuse home to Tulane, Thursday, December 22