Syracuse comes into this game ranked fifth in the country and they have had a lot of success in Big East conference openers having won their last four. They swept Providence last season winning and covering both games against the college basketball odds at Sbg global.
This game will be televised on ESPN U so you get a chance to watch the unbeaten Orange in action. Syracuse is trying to improve to 14-0 for the first time in 11 seasons as they started the 1999-2000 season at 19-0. Last season the Orange won the two games against Providence by an average of 15.5 points per game.
Syracuse 4-7 ATS
Since the Orange have a high profile they are oftentimes overvalued. Syracuse is 13-0 straight up but they are just 4-7 ATS. The Orange did cover last time out though as they routed Drexel 93-65 as Kris Joseph scored 25 points and Scoop Jardine added 21. Forward Rick Jackson had 15 points and 12 boards for his ninth double-double. Last year against Providence he had a career-high 28 points.
Providence 11-2 SU, 5-4 ATS
The Friars are led by Marshon Brooks who is second in the Big East in scoring at 23.1 points per game. He averaged 18.5 points per game last season in the two meetings against Syracuse. Last week he had 25 points and 12 rebounds in a win over Sacred Heart. Providence is off to their best start since 1988-89.
College Basketball Betting
The Friars are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 games overall. The Friars are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 road games. The Friars are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Tuesday games. The Friars are 1-6 ATS in the last 7 meetings against Syracuse. The Orange are 11-1 ATS in their last 12 Tuesday games. The Orange are 19-8 ATS in their last 27 vs. the Big East. The Orange are 3-7 ATS in their last 10 home games. If you are looking at the total vs. the college basketball odds then keep in mind that the Over is 4-1 in the Friars last 5 road games and the Over is 5-0-1 in Syracuse's last 6 vs. the Big East.