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March 8, 12:00 PM | Madison Square Garden

Connecticut Huskies vs Syracuse Orange Odds

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Is UConn doing it again or is their Big East title run ending today at the hands of top-rated Syracuse?

Connecticut battles the Orange Thursday at Madison Square Garden. UConn has already won twice this week in the Big East Tournament and they knocked off the conference's top seed last year (Pitt).

Remember how they parlayed their No. 9 Big East seed into the conference championship and eventually a national title last year.

This season, the Orange are 30-1 overall and 16-14 ATS, while the Huskies are 20-12 and 11-15-2 ATS against the number. As for the totals, Syracuse boasts a 14-16 on the OU, and Connecticut is 14-14.

View Connecticut vs Syracuse Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're going with the Orange in this one, they opened as 6-point favorites on the Big East betting menu at Bovada.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Orange sit at No. 6 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Huskies sit at No. 16 on the same chart. The computers running our scores simulations have concluded that the Orange will win this game 82-72.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Huskies rank No. 39 in NCAA Division 1 with 37.6 per game. That compares with Syracuse’s No. 126 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Syracuse is college basketball's No. 162-ranked team at 6.3 per game, while the Huskies rate No. 248 with 5.4 per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Connecticut owns the country's No. 107-rated mark, allowing 67.6 points per game on the highway. Syracuse, on the other hand, rates No. 73 in scoring at home.

In their last action, Connecticut was a 71-67 winner on the road against West Virginia. They covered the 2-point spread as favorites. Connecticut got 26 points from Shabazz Napier en route to a 71-67 victory over West Virginia on Wednesday at Madison Square Garden.

Syracuse won its last outing, a 58-49 result against Louisville on March 3. They covered in that game as an 8.5-point favorite. Syracuse earned a 58-49 victory over Louisville on Saturday, getting 18 points from Brandon Triche at Carrier Dome.