Betting on today’s Orange and Panthers game? Catch the action at Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, PA, as the Panthers hosts this showdown at 7:00 ET on ESPN2. The over/under for this game is set at 146.5 points, and the Panthers are the home favorites against the Orange in a Atlantic Coast conference matchup.

SYRACUSE ORANGE VS PITTSBURGH PANTHERS BETTING PICK

The Pick: Pittsburgh Panthers -6.5

This game will be played at Petersen Events Center at 7:00 ET on Tuesday, January 16th.

WHY BET THE PITTSBURGH PANTHERS:

  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-67 in favor of the Panthers.
  • Not only will Pittsburgh pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -6.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 146.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 142 points.

Do the Orange Have What it Takes to Win as Road Underdogs?

As the underdog, Syracuse (+6.5) heads into this game with an 11-5 record, including a 2-3 mark in Atlantic Coast Conference play. The Orange are coming off a 103-67 loss to North Carolina and have gone 2-4 on the road this season.

So far, Syracuse has gone 1-5 as the underdog, compared to a perfect 10-0 record as the favorite. Over their last 10 road games, the Orange have gone 4-6.

As the underdog, Syracuse has struggled vs. the spread this season, going just 1-5. Over their last 10 games as the underdog, the Orange have a mark of 1-8-1 vs. the spread.

The over/under record for Syracuse’s games is 8-8 this season. So far, 10 of their games have finished with more points than today’s over/under line of 146.5. In their last three games, the average scoring total is 149 points, which is right in line with the season average of 149 points per game.

Coming off their recent game, the Syracuse offense tallied 67 points in a matchup against North Carolina. Their field goal percentage for the game was 36.5%, and they made 4 threes. The team’s top scorer is Judah Mintz, who enters today’s matchup with an average of 18.6, while Chris Bell also carries a PPG average of 11.1 into the game.

In terms of defense, Syracuse is currently on par with the NCAA average for points allowed, giving up an average of 72.7 points per game. Syracuse’s defense is coming off a game in which they allowed the North Carolina offense to knock down 48% of their shots on their way to putting up 103 points.

Taking a Look at the Panthers Chances at Home

After a 10-2 record as the favorite this season, Pittsburgh is a 6.5-point favorite against Syracuse. The Panthers have gone 7-4 at home this season, and their average scoring margin at home is +14.3.

Pittsburgh is coming off an 83-70 victory over Louisville. Over their last 10 games at home, the Panthers have gone 5-5.

At home this season, Pittsburgh has gone 5-5-1 against the spread (ATS). Over their last 10 games as the favorite, the Panthers are 6-3-1 vs. the spread.

This season, the over/under record for Pittsburgh games is 10-5. So far, the average over/under line in their games is 147.6 and the average point total is 144.5. Today’s over/under line of 146.5 is lower than the average point total in their games this year. Over their last three games, the over/under record is 1-1 and their average scoring total in those games is 135 points.

Pittsburgh’s offense is coming off a strong performance vs. Louisville, finishing the game with a total of 83 points. Their season average is now 77.4 points per game. Blake Hinson was the leading scorer for the Panthers, putting up 21 points. In addition, Zack Austin contributed 20 points.

The Panthers’ defense is presently ranked 63rd nationally, allowing an average of 66.1 points per contest. Against Louisville in their most recent game, the Pittsburgh defense gave up a total of 70 points while allowing Louisville to hit 51% of their shots.