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March Madness - Dayton Flyers visit Syracuse Orange in NCAA Basketball wagering battle

Dayton FlyersSyracuse Orange
24-10March 22, 2014, 07:10 | First Niagara Center28-5

No. 11 Dayton, 9-4 ATS in its past 13 games, will be looking for a second straight upset win and ATS payout on Saturday as they take on the No. 3 Syracuse Orange in Round of 32 action at the NCAA Tournament.

Dayton knocked off Ohio State 60-59 in the Round of 64 on Thursday, and on Saturday they'll be up against a Syracuse team that just cruised to a 77-53 win over Western Michigan.

Syracuse was an early 7-point favorite at Bovada while the total was holding steady around 127.5 (at TopBet), in spite of the angle seeing the Ornage play 5 straight OVERs.

11 seeds have won four of past six meetings vs 3 seeds and Dayton is 9-4 ATS past 13 games overall as well as 7-3 ATS past 10 games as underdogs.


Syracuse lost as a 3 seed vs an 11 in 2011 against Marquette, so they have presumably learned a lesson about underestimating an 11 seed.

Odds Shark computer pick - 70.4-67.2 Orange

The Orange bring a 28-5 record (17-11-1 ATS) to this tilt against the 24-10 Flyers, who are 18-12 ATS. OVER/UNDER bettors have witnessed Syracuse go 12-16-1 so far and the Flyers go 16-13.

View Dayton Flyers vs Syracuse Orange Odds and Stats.

The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Orange at No. 117 and the Flyers at No. 48 heading into this contest.

In their last action, Dayton was a 60-59 winner on the road against Ohio State. They covered the 6.5-point spread as underdogs. The Flyers grabbed a 60-59 win over the Buckeyes on Thursday, behind a 12-point effort from Dyshawn Pierre at First Niagara Center.

Syracuse won its last outing, a 77-53 result against Western Michigan on March 20. They covered in that game as a 13-point favorite. Syracuse cruised to victory on Thursday, running Western Michigan out of the gym and running up a 77-53 score at First Niagara Center.

How They Match Up:
The game also pits Syracuse's No. 186-ranked offense, averaging 68.42 PPG, against a Flyers defense that ranks No. 83 at 67.38 PPG. The Orange field goal percentage has averaged 43.87% so far, less than the Flyers marksmen have achieved on the year, 46.57% per game.

A few Flyers at Orange trends to consider:
Dayton is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games
Dayton is 11-2 SU in its last 13 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Dayton's last 6 games
Syracuse is 2-6-1 ATS in its last 9 games
Syracuse is 20-5 SU in its last 25 games
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Syracuse's last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 14 of Syracuse's last 21 games