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Syracuse Orange vs Detroit Titans Preview

Detroit TitansSyracuse Orange
Dec 17, 7:00 PM | Carrier Dome

Detroit Titans vs Syracuse Orange Odds


The visiting Detroit Titans hope to send their backers to the pay window on Monday as they look to cover the spread at Carrier Dome against the Syracuse Orange.

The Titans will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 2-5 ATS against the number this season, while the Orange are 5-0-1 ATS. Detroit is 3-2 on the totals; Syracuse is 2-3.

View Detroit vs Syracuse Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
Sportsbooks (including Bovada) had the Orange installed as 19-point favorites in this particular matchup earlier in the day. Also, watch for the opening over-under value at TopBet.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 7-rated Orange and the No. 132-ranked Titans, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 101-79 result in favor of the Orange.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Syracuse has the nation's No. 3-rated offensive output, at 84.7 PPG. The visiting Titans defense ranks No. 266 allowing on average 71.1 PPG. The Orange FG% has averaged 47.5% so far, more than the Titans marksmen have achieved on the year, 42.1% per game.

Comparing how these foes stack up statistically, Detroit owns the country's No. 246-rated mark, allowing 74.5 points per game on the highway. Syracuse, on the other hand, rates No. 13 in scoring at home.

Detroit was an 80-73 winner in their most recent outing at home against Akron. They covered the 1-point spread as favorites. Ray McCallum scored 21 points leading the Titans to an 80-73 victory over Akron at Calihan Hall on Saturday.

Syracuse was an 85-61 winner in their most recent outing at home against Canisius. They covered the 22-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Orange and Golden Griffins didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Canisius was handed an 85-61 defeat on Saturday at Carrier Dome.

Detroit Titans Trends:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Alcorn State are 1-0
After playing Akron are 1-1
After a win are 7-3

Syracuse Orange Trends:
When playing on Monday are 9-1
Before playing Temple are 0-1
After playing Canisius are 5-0
After a win are 9-1

A few Titans at Orange trends to consider:
Detroit is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Detroit is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Syracuse is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Syracuse is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home

Next up:
Detroit at Alcorn State, Wednesday, December 19
Syracuse home to Temple, Saturday, December 22