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Syracuse Orange vs Cincinnati Bearcats Betting Preview

Cincinnati BearcatsSyracuse Orange
March 9, 7:00 PM | Madison Square Garden

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Syracuse Orange Odds


The Cincinnati Bearcats will look to pick up a win while covering the spread when they take on the Orange in Syracuse at Madison Square Garden on Friday in college basketball action.

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

The Orange sport records of 31-1 and 16-15 ATS heading into this battle, while the Bearcats have 22-9 and 16-9 ATS marks on the season. The OVER/UNDER records are 14-17 for the Orange and 10-14-1 for the Bearcats.

View Cincinnati vs Syracuse Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Bettors looking to side with Syracuse in this one will find them as 7.5-point favorites.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Odds Shark Power Rankings have the Orange at No. 6 and the Bearcats at No. 45 heading into this contest. Handicapping models at Odds Shark project a 81-74 result in favor of the Orange.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Syracuse's No. 126-rated squad against Cincinnati's No. 76-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Syracuse rates No. 170 in the country with 6.2 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 82 nationally with 7.2 per match.

Defensively, Cincinnati features the nation's No. 63-rated defense on the road, allowing 65 points per game. Syracuse, meanwhile, comes in at No. 85 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for Cincinnati, they were a 72-70 winner as they battled Georgetown at home. They covered in the match as a 3.5-point underdog. Cincinnati earned a 72-70 victory over Georgetown on Thursday, getting 23 points from Yancy Gates at Madison Square Garden.

In their last action, Syracuse was a 58-55 winner at home against Connecticut. They failed to cover the 7-point spread as favorites. The Orange grabbed a 58-55 win over the Huskies on Thursday, behind an 18 -point effort from Dion Waiters at Madison Square Garden.

Cincinnati Bearcats Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
After playing Georgetown are 5-5
After a win are 7-3

Syracuse Orange Trends:
When playing on Friday are 6-4
After playing Connecticut are 7-3
After a win are 10-0

A few Bearcats at Orange trends to consider:
Syracuse is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Syracuse is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Syracuse's last 5 games when playing Cincinnati
The total has gone UNDER in 10 of Syracuse's last 14 games