NCAA News and Notes Monday 1/25

NCAA News and Notes Monday 1/25

Big Monday

**Georgetown at Syracuse**


Las Vegas Sports Consultants opened Syracuse (19-1 straight up, 12-4 against the spread) as a six-point favorite.

Georgetown (15-3 SU, 8-6 ATS) is 1-2 both SU and ATS as an underdog this year. The Hoyas won this past Wednesday at Pitt by a 74-66 count as one-point road underdogs. They lost at Villanova and at Marquette in short ‘dog situations.

Jim Boeheim’s team is riding a six-game winning streak after knocking off Marquette 76-71 on Saturday. However, the Orange saw its five-game ATS surge end against the Golden Eagles, who covered the number as 8½-point underdogs. The 147 combined points slipped ‘over’ the 143-point total. Wesley Johnson paced the ‘Cuse with 22 points and 15 rebounds.

Georgetown cruised to an easy victory Saturday, trouncing Rutgers 88-63 as a 19 ½-point home ‘chalk.’ Sophomore center Greg Monroe led the way with 21 points, 14 rebounds and six assists. Chris Wright added 16 points, six assists and four boards.

Syracuse is 12-1 SU and 5-4 ATS at home this season. The Orange have been a single-digit home ‘chalk’ twice, going 1-1 ATS.

Johnson, a transfer from Iowa St., is averaging a team-high 17.3 points and 9.0 rebounds per game for the ‘Cuse.

Syracuse has taken the money in five of its last six games against the Hoyas. When these teams met at the Carrier Dome last season, the Orange captured a 98-94 win in overtime as a 3 ½-point home favorite. Arinze Onuaku had 15 points, 13 rebounds and four blocked shots for the winners.

The ‘over’ is 4-1 for the ‘Cuse in its home games, 6-6 overall.

The ‘over’ has cashed in five consecutive Georgetown games to improve to 8-6 for the season.

Tip-off is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Eastern on ESPN.
   
**Missouri at Kansas**

LVSC opened Kansas (18-1 SU, 8-7-1 ATS) as a 13-point favorite.

Missouri (15-4 SU, 8-5 ATS) collected a 70-53 home win Saturday over Nebraska as a 13-point favorite. The Tigers were led by Miguel Paul, who came off the bench to score a game-high 15 points in just 16 minutes of playing time. The 123 combined points fell ‘under’ the 138-point total.

Since taking its first and only loss at Tennessee two Sundays ago, KU has won four straight while compiling a 2-1-1 spread record. The Jayhawks captured an 84-61 win Saturday at Iowa St. as 11 ½-point road favorites. Cole Aldrich erupted for 19 points, 11 rebounds and three blocked shots.

Bill Self’s squad is unbeaten in 12 home games with a 5-4 spread ledger. The Jayhawks have been favored by double digits in every lined home game.

Missouri has only been an underdog once this year, losing 89-83 at Vanderbilt as a 3 ½-point puppy.

These teams split a pair of meetings last year, but Kansas spanked Mizzou 90-65 as a 4 ½-point favorite when the Tigers came to Lawrence.

The ‘under’ is 9-6 overall for KU, 5-3 in its home assignments.

The ‘over’ is 6-5 overall for the Tigers, but they have seen the ‘under’ go 3-1 in their last four games.

ESPN will have television coverage at 9:00 p.m. Eastern.

**B.E.’s Bonus Nuggets**

Bettors will have a late-night wagering option as Idaho will play host to Boise St. at 11:00 p.m. Eastern on ESPNU. LVSC opened the Vandals as 7½-point favorites.

FSU swept the season series from Ga. Tech by winning a 68-66 decision Sunday in Tallahassee. However, the Yellow Jackets covered the number as 4½-point road underdogs.

Florida junior forward Chandler Parsons hadn’t had an especially distinguished career – until recently, that is. Parsons hit a 70-foot desperation heave to lift the Gators to a 62-61 win at N.C. St. back on Jan. 3. Then on Saturday night, Parsons drained a 3-pointer from the left wing at the buzzer to propel UF to a 58-56 win over South Carolina. Billy Donovan’s team is now 14-5 overall, 3-2 in the SEC. With the Wolfpack beating Duke this past week, UF’s win in Raleigh looks a lot better and so do its chances of earning an NCAA Tournament bid. Since winning back-to-back national titles, Florida has been forced to settle for NIT bids the last two years.

In Saturday night’s losing effort, South Carolina’s Devan Downey was nothing short of sensational. Downey scored 36 of the Gamecocks’ 56 points, including the go-ahead bucket with 5.1 ticks left that preceded Parson’s game-winning trey.

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What Bettors Need To Know: Georgetown at Syracuse
By RYAN COLAIANNI
Inside battle

One might think that in Monday’s key matchup will be a battle between Hoyas center Greg Monroe and Orange center Arinze Onuaku. However, Monroe is not a traditional center, often working away from the basket, driving the lane and delivering crisp passes to open players.

Instead of Monroe, Onuaku will likely be matched up against the burly and more traditional post player, Julian Vaughn. Vaughn is arguably the most improved player on the Hoyas team, providing a presence in the post that the team struggled with last season. Because of his improvement, Georgetown is one of the Top 10 teams in the country.

Against Marquette Saturday, Syracuse outscored Marquette 56-22 in the paint and held a 46-to-21 advantage on the boards. Syracuse will need to be dominant against Georgetown if it hopes to improve to 7-1 in Big East play.

“We did a great job of executing the high-low,” Syracuse guard Andy Rautins told the Syracuse Post Standard after the win over Marquette. “We did a better job of half-court offense than we have all season in the first 15 minutes of the second half.”

Best starting five?

Georgetown might have the thinnest bench in the conference, but it could boast the best starting five in the country.

It seems that on any given night, a new Georgetown starter is erupting to lead the team. In a win over Connecticut, guard Austin Freeman scored 33 points. In a loss to Villanova on Jan. 17, Greg Monroe scored 29 points. On Jan. 20, Chris Wright scored 27 points en route to a win over Pittsburgh. Having so many scoring options provides matchup nightmares for opposing teams.

In a win over Rutgers Saturday, each of the five starters contributed, with four of the five scoring in double figures. Greg Monroe led the way with 21 points, 14 rebounds and continued to show his skills as the best passing big man in the country with six assists.

"It was basically taking high-percentage shots. I was getting the ball in position where I was getting easy shots. It wasn't anything I was doing in particular,” Monroe, who was 10-of-12 from the field including a 3-pointer, told the Washington Post.

Maintaining the lead

On Saturday, Syracuse led Marquette 70-53 with less than four minutes remaining. However, Marquette stormed back to cut the lead to five with just over a minute left.

“I think we lose our poise,” forward Wes Johnson told the told the Syracuse Post Standard. “We think just because there’s two minutes left on the clock and we’re up by double-figures that the game is over. We’ve gotta finish the whole 40 minutes and not 38.”

This has been a growing trend in Big East play, with teams down big coming back. Georgetown was down 15 points to Connecticut at halftime before coming back to win by three. Villanova was down 17 points to Louisville earlier in the season before pushing back to get an eight-point win. 

Watch the fouls

If Georgetown has a weakness, it is foul trouble. In Georgetown’s loss to Villanova on Jan. 17, Chris Wright found himself in foul trouble and was on the bench for most of the game. Wright finished with six points in the Hoyas' five-point loss.

Forward Julian Vaughn fouled out against Villanova and played just 17 minutes. Without Wright and Vaughn on the floor, coach John Thompson III was forced to play inexperienced freshmen Hollis Thompson, Vee Sanford and Jerrelle Benimon. The three combined to go 1-of-12 from the field.

Benimon has been able to provide some solid minutes for the Hoyas, showing an ability to get to loose balls and grab critical rebound.

"Jerrelle goes up there really hard," forward Julian Vaughn told the Washington Post. "[It's] his niche, it's his thing. He loves to do it."

Trends

Georgetown is 7-19 ATS in its last 26 Big East Conference games. Georgetown is 5-2 ATS in its last seven road games. The over is 5-0 in Georgetown’s last five.

Syracuse is 12-3 ATS in its last 15 Big East Conference games. Syracuse is 21-6 ATS in its last 27 games. Syracuse is 12-4 ATS in its last 16 home games.

The home team is 4-1 ATS in the last five games between Georgetown and Syracuse. Hoyas are 1-5 ATS in their last six games against the Orange.

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Georgetown Hoyas vs. Syracuse Orange

The Georgetown Hoyas and the Syracuse Orange will both be gunning for a victory on Monday when they meet at Carrier Dome.

Center Greg Monroe showed his teeth, scoring 21 points for Georgetown in an 88-63 win over Rutgers at the Verizon Center Saturday.

Georgetown covered as a 19.5-point home favorite while the final score played OVER the 136-point total.

Syracuse got past Marquette, 76-71, at the Carrier Dome Saturday.

Marquette covered as an 8.5-point road underdog while the final score played OVER the 143-point total.

Current streak:
Georgetown has won 2 straight games.
Syracuse has won 6 straight games.

Team records:
Georgetown: 15-3 SU, 8-6 ATS
Syracuse: 19-1 SU, 11-4 ATS

Georgetown most recently:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Duke are 4-1
After playing Rutgers are 7-3
After a win are 7-3

Syracuse most recently:
When playing on Monday are 6-4
Before playing DePaul are 4-2
After playing Marquette are 2-1
After a win are 9-1

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Georgetown's last 5 games
Georgetown is 15-3 SU in its last 18 games
Georgetown is 5-2 SU in its last 7 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Georgetown's last 6 games when playing on the road against Syracuse
Syracuse is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Syracuse is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Georgetown
Syracuse is 18-1 SU in its last 19 games at home
Syracuse is 5-1 ATS in its last 6 games

Next up:
Georgetown home to Duke, Saturday, January 30
Syracuse at DePaul, Saturday, January 30


Saint Joseph's Hawks vs. Pennsylvania Quakers

The Saint Joseph's Hawks and the Pennsylvania Quakers will both be gunning for a victory on Monday when they meet at The Palestra.

Current streak:
Saint Joseph's has won 2 straight games.
Pennsylvania has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Saint Joseph's: 7-11 SU, 5-10-1 ATS
Pennsylvania: 1-12 SU, 1-7 ATS

Saint Joseph's most recently:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Massachusetts are 7-3
After playing Dayton are 8-2
After a win are 4-6

Pennsylvania most recently:
When playing on Monday are 6-3
Before playing Yale are 7-3
After playing La Salle are 3-7
After a loss are 1-9

A few trends to consider:
Saint Joseph's is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Pennsylvania
Saint Joseph's is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Pennsylvania
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Saint Joseph's last 7 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Saint Joseph's last 6 games
Pennsylvania is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing Saint Joseph's
Pennsylvania is 1-3-1 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Saint Joseph's
Pennsylvania is 1-6 SU in its last 7 games when playing Saint Joseph's
Pennsylvania is 1-13 SU in its last 14 games

Next up:
Saint Joseph's home to Massachusetts, Wednesday, January 27
Pennsylvania at Yale, Friday, January 29


Samford Bulldogs vs. Furman Paladins

The Samford Bulldogs and the Furman Paladins will both be trying to pick up a win on Monday when they battle at Timmons Arena.

Current streak:
Samford has won 2 straight games.
Furman has lost 2 straight games.

Team records:
Samford: 9-10 SU, 6-8 ATS
Furman: 9-10 SU, 6-8 ATS

Samford most recently:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Appalachian State are 1-1
After playing UNC Greensboro are 2-1
After a win are 4-6

Furman most recently:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Wofford are 3-7
After playing The Citadel are 1-9
After a loss are 3-7

A few trends to consider:
Samford is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
Samford is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games on the road
Samford is 3-8 SU in its last 11 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Furman's last 5 games
Furman is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games

Next up:
Samford home to Appalachian State, Thursday, January 28
Furman at Wofford, Saturday, January 30


College of Charleston Cougars vs. Western Carolina Catamounts

The College of Charleston Cougars and the Western Carolina Catamounts will both be gunning for a victory on Monday when they meet at Ramsey Center.

Current streak:
College of Charleston has won 7 straight games.

Team records:
College of Charleston: 13-6 SU, 10-3-1 ATS
Western Carolina: 15-4 SU, 7-6 ATS

College of Charleston most recently:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Davidson are 8-2
After playing Wofford are 7-3
After a win are 8-2

Western Carolina most recently:
When playing on Monday are 4-5
Before playing Chattanooga are 5-5
After playing Appalachian State are 5-5
After a loss are 8-2

A few trends to consider:
College of Charleston is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
College of Charleston is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games
College of Charleston is 6-1 ATS in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Western Carolina
College of Charleston is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing on the road against Western Carolina
Western Carolina is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Western Carolina's last 5 games
Western Carolina is 14-3 SU in its last 17 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Western Carolina's last 5 games when playing College of Charleston

Next up:
College of Charleston at Davidson, Thursday, January 28
Western Carolina at Chattanooga, Thursday, January 28


Chattanooga Moccasins vs. Wofford Terriers

The Chattanooga Moccasins and the Wofford Terriers will both be gunning for a victory on Monday when they meet at Benjamin Johnson Arena.

Current streak:
Chattanooga has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
Chattanooga: 11-9 SU, 7-7 ATS
Wofford: 13-8 SU, 10-6 ATS

Chattanooga most recently:
When playing on Monday are 6-3
Before playing Western Carolina are 6-4
After playing Elon are 5-5
After a loss are 4-6

Wofford most recently:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Furman are 4-6
After playing College of Charleston are 5-5
After a loss are 7-3

A few trends to consider:
Chattanooga is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games when playing Wofford
The total has gone UNDER in 6 of Chattanooga's last 8 games
Chattanooga is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing on the road against Wofford
Chattanooga is 6-3 SU in its last 9 games
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Wofford's last 5 games
Wofford is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games
Wofford is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games at home
Wofford is 2-4 ATS in its last 6 games when playing at home against Chattanooga

Next up:
Chattanooga home to Western Carolina, Thursday, January 28
Wofford home to Furman, Saturday, January 30


SIU Edwardsville Cougars vs. Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks

The SIU Edwardsville Cougars and the Tennessee-Martin Skyhawks will both be trying to pick up a win on Monday when they battle at Skyhawk Arena.

Current streak:
Tennessee-Martin has lost 7 straight games.

Team records:
SIU Edwardsville: 3-16 SU, 1-0 ATS
Tennessee-Martin: 2-16 SU, 1-14 ATS

SIU Edwardsville most recently:
When playing on Monday are 1-1
Before playing Murray State are 0-1
After playing Robert Morris (Ill) are 1-0
After a win are 4-6

Tennessee-Martin most recently:
When playing on Monday are 2-8
Before playing Murray State are 5-5
After playing Eastern Illinois are 3-7
After a loss are 1-9

A few trends to consider:
SIU Edwardsville is 1-10 SU in its last 11 games
SIU Edwardsville is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Tennessee-Martin's last 5 games
Tennessee-Martin is 1-5 SU in its last 6 games at home
Tennessee-Martin is 0-5 SU in its last 5 games
Tennessee-Martin is 0-5 ATS in its last 5 games

Next up:
SIU Edwardsville at Murray State, Wednesday, January 27
Tennessee-Martin home to Murray State, Saturday, January 30


Western Kentucky Hilltoppers vs. Southern Illinois Salukis

The Western Kentucky Hilltoppers and the Southern Illinois Salukis will both be trying to pick up a win on Monday when they battle at SIU Arena.

Current streak:
Western Kentucky has lost 3 straight games.

Team records:
Western Kentucky: 11-8 SU, 6-12-1 ATS
Southern Illinois: 11-7 SU, 6-10 ATS

Western Kentucky most recently:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing North Texas are 8-2
After playing Middle Tennessee are 6-4
After a loss are 7-3

Southern Illinois most recently:
When playing on Monday are 8-2
Before playing Indiana State are 8-2
After playing Illinois State are 7-3
After a win are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
The total has gone OVER in 5 of Western Kentucky's last 6 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Western Kentucky's last 6 games on the road
Western Kentucky is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games
Western Kentucky is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Southern Illinois is 8-3 SU in its last 11 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of Southern Illinois's last 7 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Southern Illinois's last 6 games at home
Southern Illinois is 2-5 SU in its last 7 games

Next up:
Western Kentucky home to North Texas, Thursday, January 28
Southern Illinois at Indiana State, Thursday, January 28


Missouri Tigers vs. Kansas Jayhawks

The Missouri Tigers and the Kansas Jayhawks will both be trying to pick up a win on Monday when they battle at Allen Fieldhouse.

Miguel Paul tossed in 15 points on Saturday as Missouri rolled to a 70-53 win over Nebraska.

The Tigers managed to cover the big 13-point spread in that contest, while the combined score fell UNDER the posted total (135.5).

Kansas ran over Iowa State, 84-61, at James H. Hilton Coliseum Saturday.

Kansas covered as an 11.5-point road favorite while the final score played UNDER the 146.5-point total.

Current streak:
Kansas has won 4 straight games.

Team records:
Missouri: 15-4 SU, 8-5 ATS
Kansas: 18-1 SU, 8-7-1 ATS

Missouri most recently:
When playing on Monday are 5-5
Before playing Oklahoma State are 9-1
After playing Nebraska are 6-4
After a win are 8-2

Kansas most recently:
When playing on Monday are 7-3
Before playing Kansas State are 6-4
After playing Iowa State are 9-1
After a win are 9-1

A few trends to consider:
Missouri is 10-1 SU in its last 11 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Missouri's last 6 games when playing Kansas
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Missouri's last 6 games when playing on the road against Kansas
Missouri is 2-4 SU in its last 6 games on the road
Kansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games at home
Kansas is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against Missouri
Kansas is 18-1 SU in its last 19 games
Kansas is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games when playing Missouri

Next up:
Missouri home to Oklahoma State, Saturday, January 30
Kansas at Kansas State, Saturday, January 30


Boise State Broncos vs. Idaho Vandals

The Boise State Broncos and the Idaho Vandals will both be gunning for a victory on Monday when they meet at Cowan Spectrum.

Current streak:
Boise State has lost 7 straight games.
Idaho has lost 5 straight games.

Team records:
Boise State: 9-11 SU, 5-13 ATS
Idaho: 8-9 SU, 5-8 ATS

Boise State most recently:
When playing on Monday are 4-6
Before playing Fresno State are 7-3
After playing Nevada are 7-3
After a loss are 4-6

Idaho most recently:
When playing on Monday are 4-3
Before playing Fresno State are 3-5
After playing Utah State are 4-6
After a loss are 6-4

A few trends to consider:
Boise State is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Idaho
Boise State is 14-2 SU in its last 16 games when playing Idaho
Boise State is 7-1 SU in its last 8 games when playing on the road against Idaho
Boise State is 12-3-1 ATS in its last 16 games when playing Idaho
Idaho is 18-7 SU in its last 25 games at home
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Idaho's last 6 games
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Idaho's last 6 games when playing Boise State
Idaho is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games

Next up:
Boise State home to Fresno State, Saturday, January 30
Idaho home to Fresno State, Thursday, January 28

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NCAA News and Notes

Monday, January 25

Information on Monday's college basketball games........

Home side won last seven Georgetown-Syracuse games; Hoyas lost last four visits here by 5-14-7-4 points, with two losses in OT. Hoyas won four of last five games; they're 2-1 as Big East road dog, losing on road by 3 at Marquette, 5 at Villanova. Orangemen won last five in a row, are 0-2-1 as home fave, winning by 17-7. Big East home favorites: 19-18.

Penn is 1-12, 0-9 against teams in top 200, with all nine losses by nine or more points; Quakers lost last three games vs St Joe's by 12-40-10 points. St Joe's upset 14-5 Dayton Saturday after beating Towson State by 7 before that. Atlantic 14 favorites are 30-26 vs spread in non-league games. Ivy League underdogs are 18-20 against the spread.

Western Kentucky lost last three games, by 1-8-10 points; they're 1-1 vs MVC teams, beating Evansville by 6, losing by a point to Indiana St. Sun Belt road underdogs are 23-28 against the spread. Salukis lost five of last seven games but did beat Illinois State by point at home Saturday. MVC home favorites are 13-11 against spread in non-league games.

Kansas has 53-game home win streak, longest in country; they've won six of last seven games vs rival Missouri, winning last six played here by 9-12-33-3-19-25 points (2-3 vs spread in last five). Kansas won three of four road games, losing at Tennessee, winning other three by 12-32-17 points. Missouri won nine of its last ten games; they're an underdog for the first time all season. Big 12 home favorites are 12-7 vs spread.

Idaho beat Boise State twice LY, by 4-2 points after losing previous ten games vs Broncos; Boise's last five wins at Idaho are by 12-3-18-14-11 points. Broncos are 0-7 in WAC, 2-2 as road dog, losing away games by 2-8-2-22 points; they're 1-5 vs spread in last six games. Idaho lost its last four games; they're 0-2 as WAC favorite. WAC home faves: 10-9.

Wofford, Chattanooga are both playing third game in five nights; Terriers split pair of two-point verdicts last week, losing at Charleston, beating Citadel- they've won five of their last six games, are 3-2-1 as favorite in SoCon. Mocs lost last three games by 24-13-3 points; they're 1-3 as a SoCon underdog. SoCon home favorites are 14-17 against the spread.

Charleston is 8-0 in SoCon, covering last five games; they're 4-0 on road in league, winning as dogs at Citadel/Samford. Western Carolina is 3-0 at home in SoCon (1-2 as home favorite), winning by 5-10-2 points- they lost by 13 at Appalachian State Saturday, putting ASU on line 43 times. Cougars haven'tlost since Christmas Day against Western Michigan.

Samford, Furman are both playing third game in five nites; coach Tillette had seizure on sideline Saturday, is in hospital. Bulldogs are 2-1 on road in SoCon, losing by 10 at Davidson, winning last two games, at Elon by 1, NC-Greensboro by 3. Furman lost four of last five games; they're 1-2 at home, beating Georgia Southern, losing to Davidson and W. Carolina.

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Hoyas and Orangemen in Big East Battle
Doug Upstone

This is one of the storied rivalries from the Big East and it plays on in upstate New York. For Georgetown (15-3, 8-6 ATS), patience is truly a virtue. The Hoyas are at their best when the offense runs thru center Greg Monroe. The sophomore has displayed an acute awareness of how to play the game since arriving on campus and besides his ability to score, rebound and play defense, he has the knack of finding open shooters. Hes contributed assists to Austin Freeman and Chris Wright when they had career games this season. To the chagrin of backers, Monroe and mates are 5-10-1 ATS in January games over the last two seasons.

Syracuse (19-1, 12-4 ATS) hosted maddening Marquette on Saturday holding them off 76-71 as 8.5-point favorites and have quick turnaround for this battle. Besides the surprise element this team has produced, the Orangemen have been remarkably consistent, with very few valleys for coach Jim Boeheim. Wes Johnson has been a big reason for this, providing double-doubles most nights or close to it. Rick Jackson and Arinze Onuaku both do excellent work on the low boxes, which frees up visual lanes for shooters like Andy Rautins. In spite of distinguished record at the Carrier Dome, Syracuse is 13-23 ATS at home facing teams with win percentage of 80 or higher.

Sportbet.com has the Orangemen as 5.5-point favorites with total of 147 and Syracuse has covered 12 of its last 16 home games. The Orangemen are the best shooting team in the country at 53.4 percent and drain 38.9 percent from beyond the three point line. This Syracuse club is more athletic and does an outstanding job in its 2-3 zone limiting teams to 37.6 percent from the field and is 10-4 ATS this season off a victory.

Georgetown is no slouch offensively, converting on 49.7 percent from the field and nailing 39.9 percent behind the arc. They shot 63 percent Saturday against Rutgers in 88-63 rout as 19.5-point home favorites, which was their fifth highest shooting percentage in 13 years. The Hoyas get the job done with greater effectiveness if Wright is scoring, since they dont have a number of dependable scorers like the Orange.

Monday night brings out different variables for both teams, with G-Town 4-10 against the spread on this day of the week. They Hoyas are 6-1 UNDER on Mondays while Syracuse is 8-3 UNDER, making the total worth noting.
The Orangemen are 8-1 and 6-3 ATS in previous nine home outings against G-Town.
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Tips and Trends

Georgetown Hoyas at Syracuse Orangemen


Hoyas: Georgetown enters tonight's contest ranked 12th in the country. The Hoyas are 15-3 SU and 8-6 ATS this season. Georgetown has won 4 of their past 5 games SU, with 3 opponents being nationally ranked at the time they played them. Their only loss during this stretch came at Villanova by 5 PTS, in a game the Hoyas actually won ATS. Away from home, Georgetown is 6-2 SU and 5-2 ATS on the season. The Hoyas are both 1-2 SU and ATS as the listed underdog this season. A big reason for the Hoyas recent success against top level competition is their scoring surge, as they've scored more than 72 PTS in each of their past 5 contests. The Hoyas have 3 players averaging more than 15 PPG, led by G Austin Freeman and his 15.6 PPG. Future NBA Lottery pick C Gren Monroe also averages more than 15 PPG and 10 RPG for Georgetown. Defensively, the Hoyas only allow opponents to score an average of 61 PPG this season.

Hoyas are 7-19 ATS last 26 vs. Big East.
Over is 5-0 last 5 vs. Big East.

Key Injuries -  F Nikita Mescheriakov (personal) is out.

PROJECTED SCORE: 67


Orangemen (-5.5, O/U 147): Syracuse has won 6 straight games SU since their lone loss of the season to Pittsburgh. Their last 3 games have been the most impressive, as they've beaten West Virginia, Notre Dame, and Marquette. Syracuse is 19-1 SU and 12-4 ATS on the season. The Orangemen are 12-1 SU and 5-4 ATS at home this year. Syracuse is 7-1 ATS as a single digit favorite or as the listed underdog this season. The Orangemen have had great success against Georgetown at home, as they've won 10 of the past 11 meetings SU. F Wesley Johnson is the leading scorer for the Orangmen, as he is averaging nearly 17.5 PPG while shooting better than 55% from the field. Johnson leads an offense that is very efficient, as Syracuse shoots a great percentage from the field and is a dominating rebounding team that averages more than 84 PPG.   

Orangemen are 12-3 ATS last 15 vs. Big East.
Over is 7-0 last 7 games as a home favorite of up to 6.5 points.

Key Injuries -  None.

PROJECTED SCORE: 78 (Side of the Day)


Missouri Tigers at Kansas Jayhawks

Tigers: It's been 11 years since Missouri won in Lawrence, Kansas but hope is not completely lost tonight. Missouri handed Kansas their 1st league loss last year, and they'll be looking to do exactly the same tonight. The Tigers are 15-4 SU and 8-5 ATS this season. The Tigers are only 2-4 SU and 2-3 ATS away from home this season. Today will be only the 2nd time this season that the Tigers will be the listed underdog. The Tigers lost their only other game as the underdog, both SU and ATS. Missouri is playing well this season thanks to a very deep, balanced team. The Tigers average more than 80 PPG this season, with 7 different players averaging at least 7.8 PPG. Guards Kim English and Marcus Denmon combine for 26 PPG for Missouri, including nearly 5 three pointers per game. Since league play began this year, Missouri ranks last in the Big 12 conference in field goal percentage thanks to 37% shooting.

Tigers are 6-15 ATS last 21 games as a road underdog.
Over is 6-2 last 8 road games.

Key Injuries -  None.

PROJECTED SCORE: 62


Jayhawks (-12, O/U 148.5): Kansas is an impressive 18-1 SU this season, defeating their opposition by more than 23 PPG this season. Thanks to this domination, the Jayhawks are ranked 3rd in the nation. Kansas is 12-0 SU at home this season, and are looking to win their 54th consecutive SU win at home tonight. The Jayhawks are 5-4 ATS at home this season, with each game coming as a double digit favorite. This -12 number today is the smallest the Jayhawks have been favored by at home this season. The Jayhawks are 3-4-1 ATS as a favorite of less than 20 PTS this season. 4 different Jayhawks average more than 11 PPG, led by All American G Sherron Collins and his 16 PPG. Freshman G Xavier Henry is the 2nd leading scorer for Kansas, as he averages better than 14 PPG on the season. Henry and Collins combine to make more than for 3-pointers per game for the Jayhwaks.   

Jayhawks are 10-1 ATS last 11 Monday games.
Under is 11-1 last 12 home games vs. a team with a losing road record.

Key Injuries - None.

PROJECTED SCORE: 77 (UNDER - Total of the Day)

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