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Big East Tournament Semifinal Odds

The Syracuse Orange will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the Connecticut Huskies at Madison Square Garden on Friday in NCAAB play.

This game is part of the Big East Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. This matchup is a neutral-site affair being played at Madison Square Garden.

This season, the Orange are 26-6 overall and 12-16 ATS ATS, while the Huskies are 24-9 and 16-11 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Syracuse boasts a 11-16 on the OU, and Connecticut is 13-13-1.

View Connecticut vs Syracuse Odds and Stats.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Orange - Huskies odds would favor the Orange if the lines were set according to our power ranks. Syracuse is rated No. 12 in the current Odds Shark poll, while Connecticut is at No. 16. Mathematical models based on recent stats and predictive formulas point to a 80-76 win for the Orange.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Huskies rank No. 12 in NCAA Division 1 with 39.5 per game. That compares with Syracuse’s No. 49 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Syracuse is college basketball's No. 166-ranked team at 6.2 per game, while the Huskies rate No. 194 with 6 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Connecticut owns the country's No. 151-rated mark, allowing 69.6 points per game on the highway. Syracuse, on the other hand, rates No. 59 in scoring at home.

Connecticut won its last outing, a 76-74 result against Pittsburgh on March 10. They covered in that game as a 5.5-point underdog.

In their last action, Syracuse was a 79-73 winner against St. John's. They covered the 3–point spread as favorites.

Connecticut Huskies Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
After playing Pittsburgh are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

Syracuse Orange Trends:
When playing on Friday are 8-2
After playing St. John's are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

A few Huskies at Orange trends to consider:
Syracuse is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Syracuse's last 5 games when playing Connecticut
Syracuse is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games when playing Connecticut