Syracuse hits the road to take on Pittsburgh Monday evening and we have a free pick for that men’s college basketball game. Let’s take a look at the odds, trends, injuries and hand out a College Basketball Free Pick for this matchup.

Bet Syracuse at Pittsburgh

Tip off: 7:00PM ET

Odds: Oddsmakers from online sports book Sports Interaction have made Pittsburgh an 8.5-point favorite.

Over/Under Total: 146

Public Betting Information: TheSpread.com public betting page shows that 65% of public bettors like Syracuse +8.5 over Pittsburgh tonight.

Top Public Betting Trends:

All games in this series since 1997

PITTSBURGH is 11-9 against the spread versus SYRACUSE since 1997

PITTSBURGH is 10-10 straight up against SYRACUSE since 1997

8 of 12 games in this series have gone UNDER THE TOTAL since 1997

Games over the last 3 seasons

PITTSBURGH is 2-0 against the spread versus SYRACUSE over the last 3 seasons

PITTSBURGH is 2-0 straight up against SYRACUSE over the last 3 seasons

1 of 2 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL over the last 3 seasons

All games played at PITTSBURGH since 1997

PITTSBURGH is 5-3 against the spread versus SYRACUSE since 1997

PITTSBURGH is 4-4 straight up against SYRACUSE since 1997

2 of 4 games in this series have gone OVER THE TOTAL since 1997

Key Injuries:

Free Pick: Our free pick for tonight’s game is PITTSBURGH –8.5. The Panthers are 2-0 against the spread versus Syracuse over the last three seasons and 15-6 against the number in January games over the last three years.

Bet Syracuse at Pittsburgh

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Posted: 1/19/09 2:15PM ET