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Long Beach State 49ers take on Orange in NCAA Basketball Betting

Long Beach State 49ers


Syracuse Orange
Sunday, December 28, 2014 2:00 PM ET
Carrier Dome

Syracuse looks to cover the Orange-49ers pointspread on Sunday and improve its overall 7-4 mark when they host Long Beach State in college basketball betting action.

Long Beach State 49ers vs Syracuse Orange Opening Odds and Betting Line

The Long Beach State 49ers were listed as 11-point underdogs at many online Sportsbooks, including the odds makers at 5Dimes.

Long Beach State 49ers vs Syracuse Orange Odds and Stats.

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Syracuse Orange battles the Long Beach State 49ers, currently sitting with a 5-8 mark (7-4 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 5-2 for the Syracuse Orange and 2-5 for the Long Beach State 49ers.

The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 173-rated Long Beach State 49ers taking on the No. 58-rated Syracuse Orange in this contest.

How Long Beach State 49ers vs Syracuse Orange Stats Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Syracuse's No. 114-ranked scoring average of 69.91 PPG, against a Long Beach State 49ers defense rated No. 229 and allowing 71.77 PPG. The Syracuse Orange FG% has averaged 44.67% to date this season, more than the Long Beach State 49ers shooters have managed so far (43.04% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Long Beach State got 13 points from Mike Caffey but lost anyway, 66-49, to St. John's on Monday at Carnesecca Arena.

Syracuse cruised to victory on Monday, running Colgate out of the gym and running up a 78-43 score at Carrier Dome.

Long Beach State 49ers vs Syracuse Orange Betting Odds Trends

Long Beach State is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games
Long Beach State is 2-9 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Syracuse's last 5 games
Syracuse is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Long Beach State at Louisville, Tuesday, December 30th
Syracuse at Cornell, Wednesday, December 31st