|2013 March Madness Second Round Odds & Total: Montana vs. Syracuse|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 21 March 2013 17:00|
Montana vs. Syracuse Odds
This game will be played from HP Pavilion in San Jose, California and is part of the East Region with Syracuse as the fourth seed and Montana the 13th seed. (View Matchup). According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Syracuse is the clear favorite in this game, as the Orange have odds of -13 points against Montana. The over/under total for this game has been set at 128 points. Opening odds had Syracuse as a 15-point favorite. The spread never got higher than that, and hit a low of 12 points before closing out at Syracuse -13 points.
Syracuse is an at-large bid out of the Big East Conference, having gone 26-9 overall and 11-7 in Big East play. The Orange finished fifth in the Big East this season. Syracuse is currently 13th in the RPI rankings and has a 6-8 record against teams ranked 50th or better in the RPI. The Orange were 4-2 on a neutral floor this season and 17-14 against the spread.
Montana is the conference champion out of the Big Sky. The Grizzlies are 25-6 overall and were 19-1 in conference play, winning the regular season and tournament titles. Montana has won six straight entering this game. Montana sits 76th in the RPI rankings and was just 0-1 against top 50 teams in the RPI rankings. Montana is 2-0 on a neutral floor and was 17-11-1 against the spread.
2013 March Madness Second Round Odds – Montana vs. Syracuse
737 Montana +13 Over 128
738 Syracuse -13 Under 128