Syracuse Orange vs Pittsburgh Panthers NCAAB Betting prediction

Syracuse Orange vs Pittsburgh Panthers Prediction 1/16/2024

The Syracuse Orange (11-5) travel to face off against the Pittsburgh Panthers (10-6) on Tuesday, January 16th. This game will be played at Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh and televised on ESPN2. Pittsburgh is coming off a win in their previous game, while Syracuse is looking to get back on track from a loss to the North Carolina. Tip-off is set for 7:00 ET.

Syracuse Orange vs Pittsburgh Panthers

The Syracuse Orange Look To Bounce Back From A Loss

Coming into this game, Syracuse is 2-4 on the road and has lost two straight games away from home. On the season, the Orange have been much better at home, going 9-1 with an average scoring margin of +9.4 points per game. As the underdog, Syracuse is just 1-5, compared to a perfect 10-0 record as the favorite. In the team’s last game, they lost to North Carolina by a score of 103-67.

So far this season, Syracuse has an overall record of 11-5 and is 2-3 in Atlantic Coast Conference play. In non-conference games, the Orange have gone 9-2. Over the team’s last 10 road games, they have a record of 4-6, including a 2-3 mark in their last five.

As the underdog, Syracuse has struggled against the spread this season, going just 1-5. Overall, their ATS record is 7-9. On the road, the Orange are 2-4 vs. the spread and they have gone just 1-8-1 in their last 10 games as the underdog.

So far this season, the over/under record in Syracuse games is 8-8. The average over/under line in their games is 150.3 and their games have averaged 149 points. Today’s over/under line of 144.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games this year. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 2-1 and their games have averaged 149 points during this stretch.

The Pittsburgh Panthers Are Coming Off A Win

After a win in their last game, the Panthers are 10-6 on the season, including a 1-3 mark in ACC play. At home, Pitt is 7-4 this season, and they have gone 10-2 as the favorite.

On the year, the Panthers have an average scoring margin of +14.3 points per game at home, and they are 3-1 on the road, where their average scoring margin is +11.8.

As the favorite this season, Pittsburgh has an ATS record of 8-3-1. However, their ATS mark at home is just 5-5-1 this year and they are 3-5-1 ATS in their last 10 home games. Over their last three home games, the Panthers are 0-1-1 vs. the spread.

So far this season, the over/under record for Pittsburgh games is 10-5 and today’s line of 144.5 is lower than the average over/under line in their games (147.6). Over their last three games, the average scoring total is 135 points and this season, they have had more games finish with more points than today’s line (9) than games with less points (6).

Syracuse Offense Breakdown

The Syracuse offense is coming off a game where they scored 67 points against North Carolina. They posted a field goal percentage of 36.5% and connected on 4 threes. Judah Mintz is leading the team in scoring at 18.6 points per contest. Chris Bell has also been a key contributor with a PPG average of 11.1 going into the game.

Judah Mintz (G) 18.6 2.8 3.8
Chris Bell (F) 11.1 2.0 0.8
J.J. Starling (G) 10.8 3.6 2.5

Pittsburgh Offense Breakdown

Pittsburgh is fresh off a strong offensive showing, putting up 83 points versus Louisville. This output is higher than their season-average of 77.4 points per game. The top scorer for the Panthers was Blake Hinson with 21 points, while Zack Austin also chipped in with 20 points.

Blake Hinson (F) 18.4 4.6 0.8
Carlton Carrington (G) 14.3 5.2 4.8
Ishmael Leggett (G) 11.9 5.8 2.5

Syracuse Team Defense

Coming into today’s game, the Syracuse defense is giving up an average of 72.7 points per contest. The Syracuse defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 103 points and allowed North Carolina to connect on 7 threes.

Pittsburgh Team Defense

This season, the Pittsburgh defense has been impressive, holding the 62nd position in the country while permitting an average of 66.1 points per contest. In terms of field goal percentage allowed, Pittsburgh’s defense has allowed opponents to shoot 41.1% from the field, including a three-point shooting percentage allowed of 27.2% this season.

Orange vs Panthers Trends

  • Through their last ten road contests, the Orange offense has averaged 74 points per game while allowing an average of 79. Syracuse posted an overall record of 4-6 while going 4-6 ATS.
  • Pittsburgh has played well in their previous three home games, going 2-1 straight up. In this stretch, they averaged 78 points per game while allowing 71. The team also performed well vs the spread at 2-1.
  • As the betting underdog, the Orange have an ATS mark of just 1-2 in their last three games. Syracuse posted a straight up mark of 1-2 in these matchups.
  • As the betting favorite, the Panthers have an ATS record of 3-1-1 in their last five games. In these matchups their, straight up record was 5-0.

Orange vs Panthers Prediction

We’re calling a win for the Panthers, with a final score of 76-68, and we’re taking them to cover the spread. Our recommendation is to bet on the Panthers at -5.5.

As for the total, the line is currently sitting at 144.5 and our model has the Orange and Panthers finishing with a combined 144 points. Our pick is to take the under.

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