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College Basketball Matchup - Syracuse Orange DePaul Blue Demons Odds Preview

DePaul Blue DemonsSyracuse Orange
March 6, 6:00 PM | Carrier Dome

DePaul Blue Demons vs Syracuse Orange Odds

11-18TEAM RECORD22-7

Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Carrier Dome Wednesday as host Syracuse looks to handle the DePaul Blue Demons in NCAA hoops action.

The Orange bring a 22-7 record (13-11-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 11-18 Blue Demons, who are 12-14 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Syracuse go 11-13 so far and the Blue Demons go 13-11-1.

View DePaul vs Syracuse Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAA basketball line for this matchup, Syracuse sat as 21-point favorites over at 5Dimes. Also, check out the current total, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
This game matches up the No. 2 (Orange) and the No. 221 (Blue Demons) teams in the league, according to our current NCAAB power rank. A 84-68 result in favor of the Orange has been projected by the scores prediction engine.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Blue Demons rank No. 155 in NCAA Division 1 with 35.2 per game. That compares with Syracuse’s No. 15 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Syracuse is college basketball's No. 192-ranked team at 5.9 per game, while the Blue Demons rate No. 306 with 4.8 per game.

Defensively, DePaul features the nation's No. 338-rated defense on the road, allowing 79.5 points per game. Syracuse, meanwhile, comes in at No. 65 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for DePaul, they were an 83-73 loser as they battled South Florida on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 4-point underdog. DePaul suffered an 83-73 loss against South Florida on Sunday, getting 18 points from Brandon Young in a losing effort at Sun Dome.

Syracuse was a 58-53 loser in their most recent outing at home against Louisville. They failed to cover the 1.5-point spread as favorites. The Orange got 19 points from C.J. Fair, but it was Louisville that prevailed in a 58-53 final on Saturday at Carrier Dome.

DePaul Blue Demons Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 5-5
Before playing Pittsburgh are 3-6
After playing South Florida are 1-9
After a loss are 1-9

Syracuse Orange Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 6-4
Before playing Georgetown are 6-4
After playing Louisville are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

A few Blue Demons at Orange trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of DePaul's last 5 games on the road
DePaul is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
DePaul is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Syracuse
DePaul is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Syracuse
Syracuse is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing DePaul
Syracuse is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against DePaul
Syracuse is 16-3 SU in its last 19 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Syracuse's last 8 games at home

Next up:
DePaul home to Pittsburgh, Saturday, March 9
Syracuse at Georgetown, Saturday, March 9