Miami (FL) Hurricanes vs. Syracuse Orange Prediction 1/20/2024

Miami (FL) Hurricanes vs. Syracuse Orange Prediction 1/20/2024

The Miami (FL) Hurricanes (12-5) travel to face off against the Syracuse Orange (12-5) on Saturday, January 20th. This game will be played at JMA Wireless Dome in Syracuse and televised on ESPN2. Syracuse is coming off a win in their previous game, while Miami (FL) is looking to get back on track from a loss to the Florida State. Tip-off is set for 12:00 ET.

Miami (FL) Hurricanes vs Syracuse Orange

The Miami (FL) Hurricanes Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Through 17 games, Miami (FL) is 12-5 overall and 3-3 in Atlantic Coast Conference play. On the road, the Hurricanes are just 1-3, compared to an 11-2 record at home. So far this season, Miami (FL) has been the underdog in four games, going 2-2.

Coming off an 84-75 loss to Florida State, the Hurricanes will look to get back on track as they take on Syracuse. Over their last 10 games on the road, Miami (FL) is 6-4, while their record over the last five road games is 1-4. Their average scoring margin on the road this season is -12.2 points per game.

So far this season, Miami’s ATS record is 9-7-1. On the road, their ATS mark is 1-2-1, and over their last three road games, they are 1-1-1. As the underdog, the Hurricanes are 2-1-1 vs. the spread this year and 6-3-1 in their last 10 games as the underdog.

So far this season, the over/under record for Miami (FL) games is 10-7. In their last three games, the over/under record is 1-2 and the average scoring total in those games is 151 points. On the year, the average scoring total in their games is 156.1 points, and today’s over/under line is set at 157.5.

The Syracuse Orange Are Coming Off A Win

With a 9-1 record at home this season, Syracuse has been dominant at the Carrier Dome, and they will look to extend their six-game home winning streak against Miami (FL) as 1.5-point favorites. Syracuse has been favored in all 10 games they’ve played as the favorite this season, going 10-0.

After defeating Pittsburgh 69-58 in their last game, Syracuse is now 12-5 overall and 3-3 in Atlantic Coast Conference play. They have gone 9-2 in non-conference action compared to 3-4 on the road.

As the favorite, Syracuse has gone 6-4 vs. the spread this year and are 5-5 ATS at home. Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Orange have gone 6-4 vs. the spread.

On the season, the over/under record for Syracuse is 8-9, and today’s line of 157.5 is higher than the average over/under line in their games (150.1). So far, 14 of their games have finished with less points than today’s OU line. Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 141 points and their OU record during this stretch is 1-2. For the season, the average scoring total in their games is 147.7 points.

Miami (FL) Offense Breakdown

The Miami (FL) offense is coming off a game where they scored 75 points against Florida State. They posted a field goal percentage of 46.6% and connected on 7 threes. Leading the team in scoring was Nijel Pack with 19 points. Norchad Omier also added 15 points for the Hurricanes.

Norchad Omier (F) 17.2 9.6 1.2
Matthew Cleveland (G) 15.5 5.4 1.9
Wooga Poplar (G) 15.9 4.9 2.3

Syracuse Offense Breakdown

In their recent matchup, the Syracuse offense ended with 69 points against Pittsburgh. They finished with an overall field goal percentage of 47.2% and made 10 threes. In terms of offense, the Orange have a season-long field goal percentage of 44%, putting them 226th in the NCAA. Regarding three-pointers, they are ranked 248th in percentage and 249th in three-pointers made.

Judah Mintz (G) 18.4 3.2 3.8
J.J. Starling (G) 11.2 3.6 2.4
Chris Bell (F) 11.0 1.9 0.8

Miami (FL) Team Defense

On defense, Miami (FL) is currently around the NCAA average in points allowed, giving up an average of 72.9 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 8.2 threes per game vs. Syracuse. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 29.2%.

Syracuse Team Defense

At present, the Orange’s defense is nationally ranked 158th, allowing 71.8 points per game. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Syracuse’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.9% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 31.4% this season.

Hurricanes vs Orange Trends

  • Across their three previous road games, Miami (FL) has an ATS mark of 1-1-1. Their straight up record in these matchups was 1-2 while averaging 73 points per game.
  • In their last three games at home, the Orange have a straight up record of 1-2 while going 1-2 vs. the spread. The team averaged 67 points per game in this stretch.
  • The last ten games that Miami (FL) was the underdog, they have an ATS mark of 6-3-1 while going 6-4 straight up.
  • In their last ten games as the betting favorite, the Orange have a straight up record of 10-0 and an ATS mark of 6-4.

Hurricanes vs Orange Prediction

Not only do we have the Orange winning this one by a score of 75-68, but we see them covering the spread. Our pick is to grab the Orange at -1.5.

As for the over/under, the the line is currently at 157.5, and our model projects the Hurricanes and Orange to reach a combined total of 143 points. Our bet is on taking the under.

All odds are courtesy of Action247 Sportsbook. Good luck!!

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