Maryland vs. Syracuse Pick
According to oddsmakers at Bovada.lv, Syracuse is favored at home in this game, as the Orange are getting odds of -3.5 points against Maryland. The over/under total for the contest has been set at 136 points. Tonight’s game takes place from the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York and will air live on ESPN2.
Maryland is coming off an 80-65 win over New Mexico on Saturday to improve to 6-1 on the season and 3-2 against the spread. The Terrapins are putting up 78.3 points per game this year while allowing 60 per contest. Anthony Cowan is leading Maryland with 15.3 points, 5 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game. Kevin Huerter is adding 10.7 points, 4.1 rebounds and 4.1 assists per contest.
Syracuse is coming off a 72-64 win over Toledo last week to improve to 5-0 on the season. The Orange are just 2-2 against the spread thus far. Syracuse is putting up 74.8 points per game this year while allowing 57.6 points per contest. Tyus Battle is leading the team with 20 points per game right now while Oshae Brissett is adding 11.6 points and 9.2 rebounds per game.
Syracuse won three straight meetings with Maryland, covering the spread in two of the three wins. Syracuse is 12-5 against the spread in its last 17 home games and 8-3 ATS in their last 11 games following a failed cover. Maryland is 1-7 against the spread in their last 8 games against a team with a winning record and 2-5 ATS in their last seven games following a win. The public betting is siding with Syracuse at home tonight and I am going to do the same.
CBB DAILY PREDICTION: SYRACUSE -3.5