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Syracuse Orange vs Pittsburgh Panthers College Basketball Betting Preview

The Pittsburgh Panthers will try to cover the point spread at Petersen Events Center on Saturday when they get a visit from the Syracuse Orange in NCAA basketball betting action.

Opening Odds & Computer Pick

Betting fans looking to side with the Pittsburgh Panthers to cover the point spread in this one found them as 2-point underdogs earlier in the day. Watch for line moves and updates at Bovada before gametime.

Syracuse Orange vs Pittsburgh Panthers 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 11-9 ATS against the betting line this season, while the Pittsburgh Panthers are 9-13-2 ATS. Syracuse Orange are 13-7 on betting the total; Pittsburgh Panthers are 12-12.

The Pittsburgh Panthers sit at No. 287 in the current college hoops power poll here at Odds Shark, while the Syracuse Orange sit at No. 103 on the same chart.

Statistical Matchup

Rebounding is always a key handicapping betting consideration and Syracuse is ranked No. 158 in NCAA basketball at 35.64 per game. Contrast that with Pittsburgh's No. 163 mark in the paint. When it comes to three-point shooting, Pittsburgh is the No. 89-ranked team in the country at 8.08 per game, while Syracuse rates No. 37 at 9 per game.

Recent Outings Betting Recap

The Orange grabbed a 82-81 win over the Tigers on Tuesday, behind a 23-point effort from Andrew White III at Littlejohn Coliseum.

Pittsburgh got 30 points from Michael Young en route to a 83-72 victory over Boston College on Wednesday at Conte Forum.

Betting Trends
  • Syracuse is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
  • Syracuse is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
  • The total has gone OVER in 5 of Syracuse's last 5 games
  • Syracuse is 2-7 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
  • Pittsburgh is 1-8 SU in its last 9 games
  • The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Pittsburgh's last 7 games
  • Pittsburgh is 1-4-1 ATS in its last 6 games at home
  • Pittsburgh is 12-5 SU in its last 17 games at home

Next Betting Matchups

Syracuse home to Louisville, Monday, February 13th
Pittsburgh at Virginia Tech, Tuesday, February 14th