College basketball betting on Thursday has a matchup of Top-10 teams as tenth-ranked Georgetown hosts fifth-ranked Syracuse.
This should be a popular NCAA basketball betting game that can be seen on ESPN 2.
College basketball betting had the Orange blowing out Georgetown 73-56 in the Carrier Dome last month. Both of these teams are potential #1 seeds although Georgetown would need to do some work to get into one of those spots. Syracuse and Georgetown are teams that shoot the ball very well as the Orange lead the Big East in shooting at 52.7% while Georgetown is second at 50.6%. Georgetown is led by Greg Monroe who is averaging 15.4 points and 9.5 rebounds per game. Georgetown has good guards who can shoot and that is important in this college basketball betting matchup since Syracuse plays a tough zone defense. Austin Freeman and Jason Clark will need to shoot the ball well for the Hoyas to win.
Syracuse is led by Wesley Johnson but he is not at full strength. He was terrible against Louisville last week and has said that his hand is still bothering him. Syracuse is very deep though as Kris Joseph has stepped his game up and is averaging 15.8 points per game in the last five.
Syracuse has won 7 of the last 10 in this series against Georgetown and they are 6-4 against the NCAA basketball betting line. At Georgetown, the Hoyas have won three of the last five against Syracuse. They are just 2-3 against the college basketball betting line in those games. Syracuse has been an excellent team on the road in college basketball betting as they have won five of their six against the spread. The Hoyas are just 5-5 against the NCAA basketball betting odds at home. Georgetown is coming off a college basketball betting loss at Rutgers so they really need this win against Syracuse if they hope to have a top seed in the NCAA Tournament.
This has been a streaky series when it comes to the total. Before last month’s game that went under the NCAA basketball betting total, the previous three meetings had gone over. Going back before that, the previous four had gone under. If Georgetown has their way with Syracuse then this will be a low scoring game which would mean it goes under the college basketball betting total.