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Villanova Wildcats battle vs Syracuse Orange highlights college odds menu

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Jan 11, 7:00 PM | Villanova Pavilion

Syracuse Orange vs Villanova Wildcats Odds


The Villanova Wildcats will hit the floor running against the visiting Syracuse Orange Wednesday, looking to improve their record and boost wagering bankrolls in the process.

The Orange will look to vanquish their hosts on Wednesday, as they are 10-6 ATS versus the spread this season, while the Wildcats are 3-10 ATS. Syracuse is 9-7 against the total, while Villanova is 9-4 versus the number.

View Syracuse vs Villanova Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
The visitors opened as 9.5-point favorites in this one at most sportsbooks tracked at Odds Shark.

Power Rankings / Prediction:
It's a betting matchup between the No. 46-rated Wildcats and the No. 5-ranked Orange, according to the latest pro hoops power rankings here at Odds Shark. Prediction formulas run on this game indicate a possible 91-75 result in favor of the Orange.

How They Match Up:
Rating these schools in several key categories is important for handicappers and Villanova has the nation's No. 99-rated offensive output, at 72.8 PPG. The visiting Orange defense ranks No. 37 allowing on average 60.2 PPG. The Wildcats FG% has averaged 43% so far, less than the Orange marksmen have achieved on the year, 49.3% per game.

Defensively, Syracuse features the nation's No. 176-rated defense on the road, allowing 71 points per game. Villanova, meanwhile, comes in at No. 121 nationally in scoring at home.

Syracuse was a 73-66 winner in their most recent outing at home against Marquette. They failed to cover the 10.5–point spread as favorites. Syracuse got 17 points from Kris Joseph en route to a 73-66 victory over Marquette on Saturday at Carrier Dome.

Last time out for Villanova, they were an 87-71 winner as they battled DePaul at home. They covered in the match as an 8.5-point favorite. The Wildcats got 21 points from Maalik Wayns as Villanova ran past DePaul 87-71 on Sunday at Villanova Pavilion.

Syracuse Orange Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Providence are 7-3
After playing Marquette are 4-1
After a win are 10-0

Villanova Wildcats Trends:
When playing on Wednesday are 7-3
Before playing Cincinnati are 5-1
After playing DePaul are 5-3
After a win are 4-6

A few Orange at Wildcats trends to consider:
Syracuse is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Syracuse's last 6 games on the road
Syracuse is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Villanova
Villanova is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Villanova's last 5 games when playing Syracuse
Villanova is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Syracuse
Villanova is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing at home against Syracuse

Next up:
Syracuse home to Providence, Saturday, January 14
Villanova at Cincinnati, Saturday, January 14