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Syracuse Orange Open as College Basketball Underdog vs Florida State Seminoles

The Syracuse Orange hope to send their betting backers to the pay window on Saturday as they look to cover the point spread at Tucker Center against the Florida State Seminoles.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

The Florida State Seminoles were listed as -6-point favorites at most sportsbooks tracked by Odds Shark earlier in the day. It opened first at BetOnline, where the over/under betting odds total was expected shortly.

Syracuse Orange vs Florida State Seminoles Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

Florida State Seminoles battles the Syracuse Orange, currently sitting with a 12-5 mark (7-8 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals betting, are 7-7 for the Florida State Seminoles and 6-9 for the Syracuse Orange.

According to new college basketball power rankings here at Odds Shark, it's the No. 18-ranked Florida State Seminoles and the No. 104-rated Syracuse Orange in this matchup.

Statistical Matchup

Scoring and defensive stats point to some betting edges in this matchup. The game features Florida State's No. 27-ranked scoring average of 83.62 PPG, against a Syracuse Orange defense rated No. 16 and allowing 62.53 PPG. The Florida State Seminoles FG% has averaged 48.03% to date this season, more than the Syracuse Orange shooters have managed so far (42.57% per game).

Recent Outings Betting Recap

Syracuse suffered a 68-61 loss against Virginia on Tuesday, getting 18 points from Franklin Howard in a losing effort at John Paul Jones Arena.

Florida State suffered a 73-69 loss against Louisville on Wednesday, getting 25 points from Terance Mann in a losing effort at Tucker Center.

Betting Trends
  • Syracuse is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games
  • Syracuse is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Syracuse's last 6 games
  • Syracuse is 4-12 ATS in its last 16 games on the road
  • Florida State is 2-4-1 ATS in its last 7 games
  • Florida State is 12-4 SU in its last 16 games
  • Florida State is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games at home
  • Florida State is 21-4 SU in its last 25 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Syracuse home to Pittsburgh, Tuesday, January 16th
Florida State at Boston College, Monday, January 15th