|2013 March Madness Sweet 16 Odds & Point Spread: Syracuse vs. Indiana|
|Written by Drew Sharper|
|Thursday, 28 March 2013 13:00|
Syracuse vs. Indiana Odds
This game will be played from Verizon Center in Washington D.C and is part of the East Region with Indiana as the No. 1 seed and Syracuse as the No. 4 seed. (View Matchup). According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Indiana is favored in this game, as the Hoosiers have odds of -5.5 points against Syracuse. The over/under total for the game has been set at 136 points. Opening odds had Syracuse favored by 6 points. The spread hit a low of 5 during the week before closing at the Orange -5.5. These two haven’t met since 1998, where Syracuse picked up a 76-63 victory.
Indiana reached the Sweet 16 by defeating Temple, 58-52, last Sunday. The Hoosiers hit some key shots down the stretch to get the win, including a 3-pointer from Victor Oladipo in the final minute of play. Surprisingly, Indiana went without a steal in the game, but held Temple to 21 of 62 shooting from the floor and 3 of 24 from 3-point land. Oladipo finished the game with 16 points and eight rebounds to lead Indiana. Indiana is 29-6 on the season, 5-2 on a neutral floor and 17-15-1 against the spread.
Syracuse reached the Sweet 16 by picking up a 66-60 win over California last weekend. The Orange didn’t shoot too well, going just 18 of 46 from the floor with 15 turnovers. However, Syracuse did force Cal into 17 turnovers, and the Orange took 41 free-throw attempts. C.J. Fair had 18 points and six rebounds for Syracuse while James Southerland had 14 points, nine rebounds and four steals. The Orange are 28-9 overall, 6-2 on a neutral floor and 18-15 against the spread.
2013 March Madness Sweet 16 Odds – Syracuse vs. Indiana
807 Syracuse +5.5 Over 136
808 Indiana -5.5 Under 136