Northeastern Huskies (4-4) vs Syracuse Orange (5-2)Date : 12/04/2018
Time : 6:45 pm EST
Location : Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York
Pick, Prediction, & Preview:
Northeastern Huskies vs Syracuse Orange
The Northeastern Huskies will travel to the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, New York, to battle the Syracuse Orange on Tuesday night at 6:45 p.m. Eastern Standard Time. Northeastern has recovered from a 3 game losing streak in which to win two straight games with their last being an 81 – 67 home win over the Eagles of Eastern Michigan as they got 24 and 21 points, respectively, from Jordan Roland along with Donald Gresham Jr while the Huskies shot 54% from the field as a team en route to the victory.
The Syracuse Orange Have won three straight games after losing two straight prior by beating up on the Cornell Big Red at home by a 63-55 score. The Big Red went on a second-half rally while getting 26 points from Matt Morgan, however, the Orange would also shoot over 50% for the night with Tyus battle also having 26 points for Syracuse in the win as he went 4-6 from 3 point range in the victory.
Northeastern Huskies's Latest Performance :
Northeastern has been on a tear recently as they proved this versus Eastern Michigan in their last matchup as they shot 56% from the field as a team while being led by Roland in Gresham Jr, as stated. Anthony Green also chipped in 13 points along with nine rebounds for the Huskies in the victory. On the other hand, Northwestern was very giving on the defensive end as they allowed the Eagles to shoot 55% from the floor for the night yet the visitors only hit six of 20 attempts from 3-point range in the loss.
In all, Northeastern will certainly look to continue their hot streak versus a top notch team as the Syracuse Orange; However, Syracuse is only allowing opponents to score 69 points per game on 39% shooting per outing. The defense for Northeastern has struggled as they are allowing teams to shoot 49% from the floor for the year.
Syracuse Orange's Latest Performance :
The offense for Syracuse has struggled a bit in 2018 as they are averaging only 71 points per game on only 41% shooting from the field. On the other hand, when one considers how the Orange have been able to win recently, they would only have to reference the defense for Syracuse, which are allowing opponents to average only 68 points in their last three outings. And despite only nailing eight of 21 3-point attempts versus the Big Red of Cornell, the Orange shot over 50% from the night while being led by Battle along with Oshae Brissett with 19 points on the night as these were the only two double-digit performers for the Orange on the night.
They will certainly need all hands on deck, particularly on offense, in this matchup as Northeastern is averaging 90 points per game during their current two-game winning streak while also shooting 48% from the floor for the year. In other words, in order to keep up with this Huskies team, the Orange must be able to get more offensive production from the remainder of their lineup.
How Northeastern Huskies & Syracuse Orange Matchup.
Vegas Odds, Offshore Odds, & Odds ATS:
Northeastern is 4 – 4 ATS while the OU is 5 – 2
Syracuse is 3 – 4 ATS while the OU is 3 – 4
In-Depth Analysis of each team:
It will be interesting to see how Northeastern performs in this matchup versus a Syracuse Orange squad that has picked up a bit of momentum in their last three outings. As stated, the Eagles come into this game averaging 90 points per game due to high scoring victories over Eastern Michigan and Bucknell. With that being said, the Orange defense will certainly look forward to the challenge of attempting to neutralize an offense that has suddenly been red-hot from the floor.
Totals Selection: Pick: Over
My reason for the prediction :
I will back the over due to the fact that Syracuse will indeed begin to run the score up at some point in this matchup. And while Northeastern will keep this game manageable for a bit, the Orange will begin to pull away while the total will certainly be surpassed due to their solid defensive play throughout this contest.
Betting trends for Northeastern Huskies:
- The Huskies are 4-5 ATS in last nine games
- The over is 4 – 1 in Huskies last 5 games
Betting trends for Syracuse Orange:
- The Orange is 2 – 4 ATS in last 6 games
- The under is 3-1 in Orange last four games