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Syracuse Orange vs Connecticut Huskies in college hoops odds

Connecticut HuskiesSyracuse Orange
March 8, 12:00 PM | Madison Square Garden

Connecticut Huskies vs Syracuse Orange Odds

20-12TEAM RECORD30-1

Syracuse will look to improve on its 30-1 record on Thursday when they host Connecticut in NCAAB odds action at Madison Square Garden.

This game is part of the Big East Tournament which will decide the conference champion and help decide March Madness seedings. The game is being played at Madison Square Garden, which makes it technically a neutral site match.

Syracuse battles the Huskies, currently sitting with a 20-12 mark (11-15-2 ATS). The OVER/UNDER records, always important for totals bettors, are 14-16 for the Orange and 14-14 for the Huskies.

View Connecticut vs Syracuse Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
On the opening NCAAB line for this matchup, Syracuse sat as 6-point favorites.

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:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Syracuse's No. 126-rated squad against Connecticut's No. 39-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Syracuse rates No. 162 in the country with 6.3 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 248 nationally with 5.4 per match.

Defensively, Connecticut features the nation's No. 107-rated defense on the road, allowing 67.6 points per game. Syracuse, meanwhile, comes in at No. 73 nationally 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.