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NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends - Notre Dame Fighting Irish Underdogs vs Syracuse Orange

The Syracuse Orange will hit the floor running against the away Notre Dame Fighting Irish Thursday, looking to improve their record and boost betting bankrolls by covering the point spread in the process.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

On the opening NCAA basketball betting line for this matchup, Syracuse sat as -2.5-point favorites over at MyBookie. Also, check out the current over/under betting total for points scored, which often goes up first at online sportsbook BetOnline

Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Syracuse Orange Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Syracuse Orange sit at 13-8 (10-10 ATS) on the college basketball season. By comparison, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish are currently 14-5 (7-9-1 ATS). Looking to bet on the total points scored? Syracuse is 10-10 OU, and Notre Dame is 10-7 OU.

This game puts the Syracuse Orange, most recently No. 26 in the Odds Shark power rankings, up against the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, who rate No. 63 in the latest survey.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Syracuse's No. 184-ranked scoring average of 70.43 PPG, against a Notre Dame Fighting Irish defense rated No. 113 and allowing 69.16 PPG. The Syracuse Orange FG% has averaged 41.69% to date this season, less than the Notre Dame Fighting Irish shooters have managed so far (49.91% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Notre Dame cruised to victory on Saturday, running Boston College out of the gym and running up a 76-49 score at Joyce Center.

The Orange endured a 73-65 loss at the hands of the Cavaliers on Sunday, despite a 24-point effort from Michael Gbinije at John Paul Jones Arena.

Betting Trends
  • Notre Dame is 3-6-1 ATS in its last 10 games
  • Notre Dame is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games
  • Notre Dame is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
  • Notre Dame is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games on the road
  • Syracuse is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Syracuse is 10-3 SU in its last 13 games at home
  • Syracuse is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games when playing Notre Dame
  • Syracuse is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Notre Dame

Next Betting Matchups

Notre Dame home to Wake Forest, Sunday, January 31st
Syracuse at Georgia Tech, Saturday, January 30th