Connecticut at Syracuse Orange College Basketball Betting

December 1, 2010 NCAA Basketball

College basketball betting on Wednesday features the second-ranked team in the country as the Syracuse Orange host Connecticut.

The Orange are 23-1 this season and in first place in the Big East at 10-1.  Connecticut is 14-0 overall and 4-6 in the Big East.  This NCAA basketball betting contest can be seen on ESPN.

College basketball betting on Syracuse has been very successful this season while the same can not be said about the Huskies. Syracuse has risen to #2 in the country in both polls. They have won 10 straight overall including on Sunday when the routed Cincinnati 71-54 in college basketball betting. Andy Rautins led the Orange with 20 points while Kris Joseph added 17. Syracuse now has a +17.9 scoring margin this season and they are holding opponents to 64.1 points per contest.

Connecticut is 3-3 in the six games since head coach Jim Calhoun announced he was taking a medical leave of absence. The Huskies have lost three of their lost four but they did win at home on Saturday against DePaul.
Jerome Dyson leads the Huskies with 19 points per game. Stanley Robinson is at 16.2 points per contest and ranks second on the club in rebounding. Kemba Walker is averaging 13.3 points per game.

Syracuse has a 49-35 advantage in the overall series with Connecticut, including a 23-13 record in games played at home. The Orange has won four of the last seven meetings, including splitting a pair of games last season. The one that everyone will remember from last year is the six overtime win for Syracuse in the Big East Tournament.  Syracuse won that game 127-117. It is thought to be one of the greatest college basketball games ever played.

There is not a lot to like about the Huskies in college basketball betting right now. The Huskies are 2-5 vs. the college basketball betting line in their last 7 road games. The Huskies are 0-4 in NCAA basketball betting in their last 4 games overall.

On the other side there is a lot to like about Syracuse in college basketball betting. The Orange are 24-7 ATS in their last 31 games overall. The Orange are 19-7 vs. the college basketball betting odds in their last 26 home games.

Nine of the last 13 Connecticut road games have gone under in NCAA basketball betting.  The last four Syracuse games have gone under the total.  In this NCAA basketball betting series at Syracuse, five of the last seven have gone under.

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