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Cornell Big Red visit Syracuse Orange in college basketball clash

Cornell Big RedSyracuse Orange
13-18November 08, 2013, 07:00 | Carrier Dome30-10

Carrier Dome features an NCAA basketball betting clash between the host Syracuse Orange and the visiting Cornell Big Red in college hoops action on Friday.

The Orange sport a record of 30-10 and 19-16-1 ATS heading into this battle, while the Big Red have 13-18 and 10-12-1 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 14-21 for the Orange and 10-7 for the Big Red.

View Cornell Big Red vs Syracuse Orange Odds and Stats.

The Big Red were listed as 22-point underdogs at many online sportsbooks, including Sportsbook.ag.

The power rankings show a disparity between these teams, with the Orange rated this week at No. 44 and the Big Red sitting at No. 203.

Cornell lost its last outing, a 65-56 result against Harvard on March 9. They covered in that game as a 14-point underdog. Cornell got 15 points from Miles Asafo-Adjei but lost anyway, 65-56, to Harvard on Saturday at Lavietes Pavilion.

Last time out for Syracuse, they were a 61-56 loser as they battled Michigan at home. They failed to cover in the match as a 1.5-point underdog. Tim Hardaway Jr. scored 13 points leading the Wolverines to a 61-56 victory over Syracuse at Georgia Dome on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
Offensively, the game matches up Syracuse's No. 78 nationally ranked offense (70.4 points per game) against a Big Red defense that sits as the No. 196 at 69.94 PPG. The Orange have been averaging 43.92% from the field, more than the Big Red have managed so far this season (42.39% on average).

A few Big Red at Orange trends to consider:
Cornell is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games
Cornell is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Cornell's last 7 games
Cornell is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Syracuse is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Syracuse's last 5 games
Syracuse is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games at home
Syracuse is 20-4 SU in its last 24 games at home

Next up:
Cornell home to Loyola, Sunday, November 10th
Syracuse at Fordham, Tuesday, November 12th