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West Virginia Mountaineers take on Orange in college basketball test

West Virginia MountaineersSyracuse Orange
Jan 28, 1:00 PM | Carrier Dome

West Virginia Mountaineers vs Syracuse Orange Odds


Many eyes in the college basketball world will be on Carrier Dome Saturday as host Syracuse looks to handle the West Virginia Mountaineers in NCAAB action.

The Mountaineers will try to spoil to the party on Saturday; they are 11-7 ATS against the number this season, while the Orange are 13-8 ATS. West Virginia is 12-6 on the totals; Syracuse is 10-11.

View West Virginia vs Syracuse Odds and Stats.

Betting Line:
If you're backing the visitors in this one, you'll find the Mountaineers listed as 11-point underdogs

Power Rankings / Prediction:
The Power Rankings at Odds Shark show No. 15-rated West Virginia taking on the No. 5-rated Orange in this contest. The scores prediction computer here indicates a possible 88-78 win for the Orange on Saturday.

How They Match Up:
In the paint, the rebound battle will feature Syracuse's No. 103-rated squad against West Virginia's No. 25-rated roster. And in long-range shooting, Syracuse rates No. 133 in the country with 6.5 per game, while their foes tonight rank No. 196 nationally with 6 per match.

Defensively, West Virginia features the nation's No. 160-rated defense on the road, allowing 70 points per game. Syracuse, meanwhile, comes in at No. 56 nationally in scoring at home.

Last time out for West Virginia, they were a 78-62 loser as they battled St. John's on the road. They failed to cover in the match as a 7.5-point favorite. The Mountaineers got a 26-point effort from Kevin Jones, who added 14 rebounds, but St. John's still managed to defeat West Virginia 78-62 Wednesday at Carnesecca Arena.

Last time out for Syracuse, they were a 60-53 winner as they battled Cincinnati on the road. They covered in the match as a 5.5-point favorite. Syracuse earned a 60-53 victory over Cincinnati on Monday, getting 17 points from Kris Joseph at Fifth Third Arena.

West Virginia Mountaineers Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 8-2
Before playing Pittsburgh are 6-4
After playing St. John's are 5-5
After a loss are 9-1

Syracuse Orange Trends:
When playing on Saturday are 7-3
Before playing St. John's are 6-4
After playing Cincinnati are 4-4
After a win are 9-1

A few Mountaineers at Orange trends to consider:
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of West Virginia's last 5 games when playing on the road against Syracuse
The total has gone OVER in 5 of West Virginia's last 7 games on the road
West Virginia is 4-8 ATS in its last 12 games on the road
West Virginia is 4-8 SU in its last 12 games on the road
Syracuse is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Syracuse is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against West Virginia
Syracuse is 21-1 SU in its last 22 games
Syracuse is 12-1 SU in its last 13 games when playing West Virginia

Next up:
West Virginia home to Pittsburgh, Monday, January 30
Syracuse at St. John's, Saturday, February 4