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Syracuse Orange vs Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Preview

Pittsburgh PanthersSyracuse Orange
Jan 16, 7:30 PM | Carrier Dome

Pittsburgh Panthers vs Syracuse Orange Odds


The Syracuse Orange will hit the floor running against the visiting Pittsburgh Panthers Monday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Panthers will try to spoil to the party on Monday; they are 4-9 ATS against the number this season, while the Orange are 12-6 ATS. Pittsburgh is 5-8 on the totals; Syracuse is 10-8.

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Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Panthers listed as 15-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
According to new college basketball power rankings here, it's the No. 2-ranked Orange and the No. 64-rated Panthers in this matchup. Computer formulas aimed at predicting NCAAB scores point to a 90-75 win for the Orange on Monday.

How They Match Up:
When it comes to rebounds, the visiting Panthers rank No. 22 in NCAA Division 1 with 39.6 per game. That compares with Syracuse’s No. 78 ranking in that category. The story is different when it comes to three-point shooting where Syracuse is college basketball's No. 118-ranked team at 6.8 per game, while the Panthers rate No. 152 with 6.4 per game.

Defensively, Pittsburgh features the nation's No. 99-rated defense on the road, allowing 66.8 points per game. Syracuse, meanwhile, comes in at No. 61 nationally in scoring at home.

Pittsburgh was a 62-57 loser in their most recent outing on the road against Marquette. They covered the 9.5-point spread as underdogs. Pittsburgh got 29 points from Ashton Gibbs on the way to a 62-57 loss against Marquette on Saturday at Bradley Center.

Syracuse was a 78-55 winner in its last match at home against Providence. They covered the 20.5-point spread as favorites. The battle between the Orange and Friars didn’t turn out to be much of a battle at all as Providence was handed a 78-55 defeat on Saturday at Carrier Dome.

Pittsburgh Panthers Trends:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing Louisville are 7-2
After playing Marquette are 8-2
After a loss are 5-5

Syracuse Orange Trends:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Notre Dame are 6-4
After playing Providence are 9-1
After a win are 10-0

A few Panthers at Orange trends to consider:
Pittsburgh is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Syracuse
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 5 games on the road
Pittsburgh is 13-5 SU in its last 18 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Pittsburgh's last 6 games when playing on the road against Syracuse
Syracuse is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Syracuse is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 7 of Syracuse's last 10 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Syracuse's last 6 games when playing at home against Pittsburgh

Next up:
Pittsburgh home to Louisville, Saturday, January 21
Syracuse at Notre Dame, Saturday, January 21