Syracuse vs. Oregon Prediction
A couple of ranked teams will clash today in the 2K Empire Classic in New York City as the Syracuse Orange take on the Oregon Ducks. Will Syracuse take advantage of playing in its home state and record the victory this afternoon?
Friday, November 16, 2018
Madison Square Garden at 4:30PM ET
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Public Betting Information
According to oddsmakers at BetNow.eu, the line for this contest is set at a pick'em. The over-under sits at 138.5 points. As of Friday morning, 54 percent of public bets are coming in on Syracuse. Check out our College Basketball Public Betting Page for the latest info.
Orange upset by UConn
Syracuse lost a game in which it was favored Thursday in the 2K Classic as it fell 83-76 to UConn. The Orange (2-1) trailed 38-32 at halftime and were unable to recover. Jalen Carey led Syracuse with 26 points on 9-of-14 shooting with seven rebounds and three steals. Tyus Battle contributed 16 points, four assists and three steals. Elijah Hughes added 15 points, two rebounds and two steals.
Ducks upended by Iowa
Oregon lost its first game of the 2K Classic Thursday night by a 77-69 final against Iowa. The Ducks struggled in the first half as they were down 39-28 at the break. Ehab Amin paced the Ducks (2-1) with a game-best 25 points on 7-of-16 shooting including 5-of-8 from 3-point range. He also had three steals. Bol Bol tallied 14 points, nine boards and five blocked shots. Victor Bailey Jr. added 12 points in 20 minutes off the bench.
College Basketball Betting Trends
The Orange are 8-1 ATS in their last nine Friday games. The over is 6-2 in the last eight Syracuse games versus the Pac-12 Conference.
The under is 7-2 in the last nine Ducks games overall. Oregon is 2-5 ATS in its last seven Friday games.
Syracuse should have more fans in the stands playing closer to home and the patented 2-3 zone defense it runs under long-time head coach Jim Boeheim is difficult to prepare for in such a quick turnaround. I'm taking the Orange here.
PREDICTION: SYRACUSE ORANGE PICK'EM