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Syracuse Orange Face the Miami Hurricanes: NCAA Basketball Odds and Betting Trends

College basketball betting interest will be high on Saturday when the Orange of Syracuse hit the hard court against the Hurricanes of Miami.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Bettors looking to go with the Miami Hurricanes in this one found them listed as -11-point favorites earlier on the NCAA basketball betting odds menu at Bovada. Check for line moves and odds updates as money coming in on the Orange was expected to move the line.

Syracuse Orange vs Miami Hurricanes Matchup

Team Betting Records & Power Rankings

The Syracuse Orange will try to spoil to the party and cover the point spread on Saturday; they are 6-7 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Miami Hurricanes are 8-3 ATS. Syracuse Orange are 7-6 on betting the total; Miami Hurricanes are 8-3.

The Miami Hurricanes sit at No. 3 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Syracuse Orange sit at No. 57 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Miami has the nation's No. 14-rated offensive output, at 85.25 PPG. The visiting Syracuse Orange defense ranks No. 48 allowing on average 64.71 PPG. The Hurricanes FG% has averaged 51.03% so far, more than the Miami Orange marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.7% per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Orange got 15 points from Tyler Roberson, but it was Pittsburgh that prevailed in a 72-61 final on Wednesday at Petersen Events Center.

Miami earned a 76-64 victory over Princeton on Tuesday, getting 14 points from Angel Rodriguez at BankUnited Center.

Betting Trends
  • Syracuse is 10-4 SU in its last 14 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Syracuse's last 6 games
  • Syracuse is 1-5 ATS in its last 6 games on the road
  • Syracuse is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games on the road
  • Miami is 4-1 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 8 of Miami's last 11 games
  • Miami is 5-2 ATS in its last 7 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Syracuse home to Clemson, Tuesday, January 5th
Miami at Florida State, Saturday, January 9th