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College basketball point spread favors Orange in battle with Yellow Jackets

Georgia Tech Yellow JacketsSyracuse Orange
13-16March 04, 2014, 07:00 | Carrier Dome26-3

The visiting Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets hope to send their backers to the pay window on Tuesday as they look to cover the spread at Carrier Dome against the Syracuse Orange.

The Orange bring a 26-3 record (15-9-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 13-16 Yellow Jackets, who are 9-12-2 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Syracuse go 8-16-1 so far and the Yellow Jackets go 11-10-2.

View Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Syracuse Orange Odds and Stats.

The Yellow Jackets were listed as 15.5-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Orange at No. 141 and the Yellow Jackets at No. 262 heading into this contest.

Georgia Tech lost its last outing, an 81-71 result against Florida State on March 2. They failed to cover in that game as a 9.5-point underdog. The Yellow Jackets endured an 81-71 loss at the hands of the Seminoles on Sunday, despite a 20-point effort from Robert Carter, Jr. at Tucker Center.

Syracuse was a 75-56 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Virginia. They failed to cover the 4-point spread as underdogs. Tyler Ennis scored 13 points in a futile effort to lead the Orange to a win (they lost 75-56 to Virginia at John Paul Jones Arena on Saturday).

How They Match Up:
Rebounding is always a key handicapping consideration and Yellow Jackets is ranked No. 97 in NCAA hoops at 36 per game. Contrast that with Syracuse’s No. 140 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Syracuse is the No. 212-ranked team in the country at 5.03 per game, while Georgia Tech rates No. 198 at 5.24 per game.

A few Yellow Jackets at Orange trends to consider:
Georgia Tech is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Georgia Tech is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games
Georgia Tech is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
Georgia Tech is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Syracuse is 0-4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
Syracuse is 22-3 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Syracuse's last 8 games
Syracuse is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Georgia Tech home to Virginia Tech, Saturday, March 8th
Syracuse at Florida State, Sunday, March 9th