Syracuse vs. Arizona State Pick
Which team will punch its ticket to the next round of the NCAA Tournament when Syracuse faces Arizona State in the First Four?
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
TV: truTV, 9:10PM ET
Who Oddsmakers Like: Arizona State. According to oddsmakers at YouWager, Arizona State is the slight favorite in this game, as the Sun Devils are getting odds of -1.5 points against Syracuse, but the Orange actually opened as a 1-point favorite. The over/under total sits at 143.5 points after opening at 142.5 points.
Who Public Bettors Like: Syracuse. As of early Wednesday morning, the Orange are getting 61 percent of the wagers on this game against the Sun Devils.
Who We Like: I am not sure Arizona State deserves this spot. The Sun Devils looked strong in non-conference play and then were a disaster in the Pac-12. They have lost five of their last six and they are just 4-13-1 against the spread in 2018. Syracuse has its own flaws, but the Orange have still showed the ability to play well against good teams recently. The Pac-12 doesn’t have the same competition that the ACC does, so Syracuse should be better prepared for tonight. I like the Orange’s defense to keep ASU in check and lead it to a win.
NCAA TOURNAMENT PREDICTIONS: SYRACUSE +1.5