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Syracuse Orange vs Houston Cougars 03/27/2021 Previews, Basketball Betting & Predictions
Posted by: Hilbert Mayer
Syracuse Orange vs Houston Cougars 03/27/2021 – Syracuse Orange and Houston Cougars will enter their Sweet 16 round as they battle to make it to the Elite Eight. The Vegas odds March Madness bracket has been up and running as these teams square off from Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana. Syracuse finished eighth in the Atlantic Coast Conference play, but they did well to win their first two NCAA tournament games. Houston Cougars settled at the second spot in the American Athletic Conference play and they seem to have an easy route to the Elite Eight.
Syracuse Orange vs Houston Cougars 03/27/2021
Syracuse Orange is riding a two-game winning streak and they are up against one of the best teams. The Orange won nine and dropped seven games in their conference play. Overall, Syracuse won 18 and gave up nine games. From the offensive end, the Orange touched an average of close to 76 points per game. Syracuse shot at 45 percent with their field goal attempt. In their last game, they took out West Virginia Mountaineers with a final score of 75-72. The Orange will need more support from their defense if they want to win this game.
Players to watch: B. Boeheim G (GP 24 MIN 36.2 PTS 18 REB 2.5 AST 2.6 STL 1.3 BLK 0 TO 1.6 FG% 44 FT% 87), Q. Guerrier F (GP 27 MIN 32.8 PTS 13.9 REB 8.5 AST 0.9 STL 0.8 BLK 1.1 TO 1.1 FG% 49.8 FT% 67.7), A. Griffin F (GP 27 MIN 29.9 PTS 13.7 REB 6 AST 1.9 STL 1.2 BLK 1.7 TO 2.1 FG% 43.6 FT% 89.3).
Houston Cougars won 14 and of their 17 conference games. The Cougars are holding a 26-3 overall record and they enter this game riding a nine-game winning streak. Houston defeated Rutgers in their NCAA tournament second round with a final score of 63-60. The Cougars did well with their defense to prevent Rutgers from scoring. Houston had Quentin Grimes toss in a team-high of 22 points after going seven for 15 with his shooting attempts. Dejon Jarreau was the other player to score 17 points and five rebounds.
Players to watch: Q. Grimes G (GP 27 MIN 32.6 PTS 18.1 REB 6 AST 1.9 STL 1.3 BLK 0.3 TO 1.9 FG% 41.4 FT% 77.1), M. Sasser G (GP 26 MIN 31.3 PTS 13.3 REB 2.5 AST 2.3 STL 1.3 BLK 0 TO 1.3 FG% 38.4 FT% 88.5), D. Jarreau G (GP 28 MIN 27.6 PTS 10.9 REB 5.3 AST 4.1 STL 1.3 BLK 0.5 TO 2.3 FG% 44.6 FT% 72.6).
Syracuse Orange vs Betting Predictions
Syracuse is 6-0 ATS in their last 6 games.
Houston is 14-5 ATS in their last 19 games.
Syracuse Orange vs Betting Picks
The NCAAB bets today are against the Orange to win this game. Syracuse is no match for the powerful Houston squad. Back the Cougars to take a decent lead against the Orange right from the start of this game.
Moneyline: The ML set for Syracuse is +220 and the ML set for Houston is -260.
Spread: A spread of +6 (-110) is out for Syracuse and a spread of -6 (-110) is out for Houston.
Totals: Syracuse Orange 140.5 o (-110), Houston Cougars 140.5 u (-110).
Score Prediction: 79-76, Cougars win.