Pittsburgh vs. Syracuse Prediction
Will Tuesday night's game between Pittsburgh and Syracuse turn into a defensive battle? Tip-off between these ACC rivals is set for 9:00 p.m. ET.
Who Oddsmakers Like: Syracuse. According to oddsmakers from online sports book Bovada.lv, the Orange are 16.5-point home favorites to beat the Panthers, who opened as 16.5-point underdogs. The total, meanwhile, is sitting at 127 after hitting the board at 126.5.
Who Public Bettors Like: Pittsburgh. As of Tuesday morning, 76% of betting tickets are on the Panthers and 91% of the money is also on Pittsburgh. Meanwhile, 56% of the betting tickets are on the over and 61% of the money is on the under.
Injury Report: Ryan Luther is out for the year with a foot injury so he won't play for Pittsburgh. Geno Thorpe (personal) is also out for the year for Syracuse.
Who We Like: The under. In the last five meetings when these two teams have met in Syracuse, the under is a perfect 5-0. The under is also 22-6 in the Panthers' last 28 road games, is 42-19 in their last 61 games overall, and is 16-5 in their last 21 conference games. The under is 13-3 in the Panthers' last 16 games played on Tuesday and is 21-5 in their last 26 road games when facing an opponent with a home winning percentage of greater than .600.
On the other side, the under has cashed in four straight Orange home games and is 5-1 in their last six home contests versus a foe with a road winning percentage of less than .400. The under is also 4-1 in Syracuse's last five home games versus a team with a losing road record and is 3-1-1 in the Orange's last five games after allowing more than 90 points in their previous contest.
TUESDAY COLLEGE BASKETBALL PREDICTION: PITTSBURGH/SYRACUSE UNDER 127