Looking to win big? The Volunteers and Orange face off at 2:30 ET on ESPN2. The Orange are hosting the game at Stan Sheriff Center in Honolulu, HI. In this non-conference matchup, the Volunteers are the betting favorite against the Orange. The over/under for the game is 147 points.
TENNESSEE VOLUNTEERS VS SYRACUSE ORANGE BETTING PICK
The Pick: Syracuse Orange +12.5
This game will be played at Stan Sheriff Center at 2:30 ET on Monday, November 20th.
WHY BET THE SYRACUSE ORANGE:
- We have this one finishing with a projected score of 77-65 in favor of the Orange.
- Not only will Syracuse pick up the win, but look for them to cover at +12.5.
- The over/under is currently sitting at 147 points, and we like the under with a projected 142 points.
Does Tennessee Have a Shot at a Road Win?
Today, Tennessee will face Syracuse in their fourth game of the season. They currently hold a perfect 3-0 record. Looking back at their last ten road games, which includes last year, Tennessee went 4-6. Against the spread, Tennessee has a record of 2-1 thus far in the current year. Looking back at their previous ten games, including those from the previous season, Tennessee holds a 5-5 record vs. the spread.
Through three games, Tennessee has an over/under record of 2-1-0 with their games averaging a combined 138.3 points per game so far. Over the course of the last five games, the Volunteers’ games have averaged 72 points per game, along with an over/under record of 2-3.
In their previous game, the Volunteers’ offense finished with 82 points, which is right in line with their current average of 80.7 points per contest. Leading the team in scoring is Dalton Knecht, who is averaging 19.7 heading into today’s matchup. Additionally, Jordan Gainey also maintains a PPG average of 13.3 heading into game.
This season, the Tennessee defense has been impressive, holding the 12th position in the country while permitting an average of 57.7 points per contest. Against Wofford in their most recent game, the Tennessee defense gave up a total of 61 points while allowing Wofford to hit 45% of their shots.
Can the Orange Lock in a Home Win?
Syracuse remains undefeated, coming off a 79-75 victory against Colgate. In their last five home games, including last year, Syracuse has gone 2-3. Against the spread (ATS), Syracuse has a current record of 0-3. Over their last ten games, which includes the previous season, Syracuse has gone 3-5-2 ATS.
Up to this point, games involving Syracuse have had an average of 158.3 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 153 points. Their over/under record is 2-1-0. The Orange’s last five games have culminated with an average of 79 points per game and an over/under record of 2-3.
Coming off a good offensive performance, Syracuse’s offense scored 79 points against Colgate. Their field goal percentage for the game was 40.3%, and they went 16/20 from the free-throw line. Chris Bell led the scoring for the Orange, contributing 25 points. Additionally, Judah Mintz chipped in with 23 points.
The Orange’s defense is presently ranked 128th nationally, allowing an average of 74.7 points per contest. The Syracuse defense is coming off a game in which they gave up a total of 75 points and allowed Colgate to connect on 9 threes.