NCAA Matchups  >>  Syracuse Orange vs. Northwestern Wildcats Preview 09/07/2013

The Syracuse Orange and the Northwestern Wildcats will both be trying to pick up a win on Saturday when they battle at Ryan Field.
Oddsmakers currently have the Wildcats listed as 12-point favorites versus the Orange, while the game's total is sitting at 57.
Syracuse lost its last outing, a 23-17 result against Penn State on August 31. Syracuse covered in that game as a 8-point underdog, while the 40 combined points took the game UNDER the total.
Northwestern won its last outing, a 44-30 result against California on August 31. Northwestern covered in that game as a 6-point favorite, while the 74 combined points took the game OVER the total.

TEAM RECORDS:
Syracuse: 0-1 SU, 1-0 ATS
Northwestern: SU, ATS
SYRACUSE MOST RECENTLY:
When playing in September are 6-4
When playing on grass are 5-5
After being outgained are 5-5
When playing outside the conference are 5-5

NORTHWESTERN MOST RECENTLY:
When playing in September are 9-1
When playing on grass are 8-2
After being outgained are 4-6
When playing outside the conference are 8-2


A FEW TRENDS TO CONSIDER:
Syracuse is 4-1 SU in its last 5 games
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Syracuse's last 5 games on the road
The total has gone OVER in 6 of Syracuse's last 8 games
Syracuse is 3-6 SU in its last 9 games on the road
Northwestern is 6-1 SU in its last 7 games at home
Northwestern is 5-1 SU in its last 6 games

NEXT UP:
Syracuse home to Wagner, Saturday, September 14
Northwestern home to Western Michigan, Saturday, September 14