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Syracuse went all the way to the Big East Tournament Championship before losing to Louisville, so its current run all the way to the Final Four in this tournament is not that big of a surprise. Along the way, the Orange beat Montana and California as heavy favorites in their first two games before posting a stunning 61-50 upset over No.1 Indiana as five-point underdogs.
Syracuse made it perfectly clear that it is more than capable of winning it all this season with a dominating 61-50 victory over No.1 Indiana as a five-point underdog this last Thursday night in the Sweet 16 Round. The Orange are now 6-1 straight-up in their last seven games and 4-3 against the spread.
Syracuse opened its NCAA Tournament play by completely dismantling Montana 81-34 as a 13-point favorite. The going got a bit tougher the next time out, but the Orange still came away with a 66-60 victory over California as 7.5-point favorites. They are now 6-2 straight-up in their last eight games and an even 4-4 against the spread. The total has gone OVER in four of their last six games.
The Syracuse Orange coasted through the first game of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday, and they are going to be in for a bit more of a fight on Saturday when the second round of the dance closes out with their game against the California Golden Bears.
For the final time in the conference’s current form, the college basketball betting lines will be contested at Madison Square Garden in the Big East Tournament Final. The 2013 finale pits the Syracuse Orange up against the Louisville Cardinals.
The first of two Big East Tournament semifinals tips off at 7:00 p.m. ET at Madison Square Garden, where the college basketball odds will be contested for the final time as conference foes between the Georgetown Hoyas and the Syracuse Orange.
On the final day of the Big East season, the Georgetown Hoyas and the Syracuse Orange will go to battle with all sorts of implications for the Big East Tournament and the NCAA Tournament on the line.
Two of the four teams that have a realistic chance of winning the Big East title are going to meet in college basketball betting action on Big Monday, as the Marquette Golden Eagles host the Syracuse Orange.
Syracuse and Georgetown will meet Saturday afternoon in the Carrier Dome for the final time as Big East rivals. This has been of the most consistent rivalries in the game, because both of these teams are always good. These teams don’t like each other a bit, and Syracuse guard Michael Carter-Williams gave the Hoyas some bulletin board material this week. Carter-Williams said, “We’ve always been better than them, always will be better than them.” Here’s another chance for Syracuse to prove they are better than Georgetown. Can they do it?
The Syracuse Orange are in a three-way tie for first place in the Big East standings. Syracuse has lost three of their last six, and they have been struggling with consistency of late. Providence is red hot right now. The Friars have won four straight, including wins over Cincinnati and Notre Dame in the past week. Syracuse won by six at Providence earlier this year. Can the Friars make a game of this one at the Carrier Dome?