Miami Hurricanes vs. Syracuse Orange, NCAA College Basketball Betting, Las Vegas Odds, Picks and Prediction

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MIAMI HURRICANES SYRACUSE ORANGE
11-2 January 4, 7:00 PM | Carrier Dome 8-6

When: 7:00 PM ET, Wednesday, January 4, 2017
Where: Carrier Dome, Syracuse, New York
TV: 7 p.m. ET, RSN

Team Spread Money Line Total
Miami Hurricanes -2 -110  -135 136 -110
Syracuse Orange +2 -110  +115 136 -110

The Miami Hurricanes and the Syracuse Orange will both be gunning for a victory on Wednesday when they meet at Carrier Dome.

ABOUT MIAMI (11-2, 1-0 ACC): The Hurricanes’ veteran backcourt of Ja’Quan Newton (15.8 points, 3.9 assists per game) and Davon Reed (14.6 points) have picked up their scoring, averaging 19.0 and 18.3 points, respectively, over the last three games, while freshman guard Bruce Brown (11.0 points, 7.3 rebounds, 3.3 assists) evolved into a dependable third scoring option and a beast on the boards. Senior forward Kamari Murphy (7.3 points, 7.9 rebounds) anchors the interior, but Larranaga points to the abilities of ball-hawking reserve Anthony Lawrence'(7.0 points, 23 steals) to guard multiple positions as another key to Miami’s ninth-ranked scoring defense (58.9 points) nationally entering Tuesday’s games. Highly touted freshman center Dewan Huell (7.2 points, 4.5 rebounds) totaled only six points in the past three games.

ABOUT SYRACUSE (8-6, 0-1): Guard Andrew White III (15.3 points, 4.2 rebounds) and sophomore Tyler Lydon (13.1 points, 8.0 rebounds) are the only players averaging in double figures while 6-foot-10 freshman Taurean Thompson (9.4 points) is averaging 16 points in the past two games and got his first start against Boston College. Point guards Frank Howard (6.8 points, 6.0 assists) and John Gillon (8.9 points, 4.2 assists) shot a combined 3-of-16, including 0-of-6 on 3-pointers, against Boston College and have produced dramatically better scoring and assist numbers in Syracuse’s eight wins than in their six defeats. Forward DaJuan Coleman (6.9 points), who had started the first 13 games, didn’t play against BC with Boeheim telling reporters that he “hasn’t been good, his knees have been sore.”

bovada-logo-top-book currently has the Hurricanes listed as 2-point favorites versus the Orange, while the game’s total is sitting at 136 according to MyBookie-White logo -70x40.

Coming off polar-opposite outcomes in their ACC openers, visiting Miami tries to run its winning streak to eight games while struggling Syracuse attempts to rebound from an ugly road loss to Boston College when the conference foes meet Wednesday. The Hurricanes were strong on both ends of the court in a surprisingly one-sided 81-63 home victory against North Carolina State while the Orange’s defense was a no-show in a stunning 96-81 loss to Boston College, which finished 0-18 in ACC play last season.

The Hurricanes proved ready for the defensive challenge posed by N.C. State, holding the Wolfpack more than 20 points below their scoring average, while the offense rebounded from a sloppy game against Columbia (20 turnovers) by hanging on to the ball and shooting 47.7 percent. “Well, they’re (N.C. State) really great in the open court and scoring off turnovers, and last time out we had 20-something turnovers and tonight we had only eight,” Larranaga told reporters after the game. “We took care of the basketball. We did not make a lot of miscues that lead to their fast-break layups and dunks.” The Eagles hit 16-of-26 3-point attempts and shot 57.1 percent overall against Syracuse only two games after the Orange allowed 93 points in a 33-point loss at home to St. John’s. “We haven’t had a good defensive effort against anybody, and now we’ve played 14 games.” coach Jim Boeheim told reporters. “If our defense wasn’t better by now, its a long shot that its going to get a lot better.”

In their last action, Syracuse was a 96-81 loser on the road against Eagles. They failed to cover the -10-point spread as favorites.

In their last action, Miami was a 81-63 winner at home against Wolfpack. They covered the -8.5-point spread as favorites.

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Miami:
Team record: 11-2 SU,4-8 ATS
Current Streak: won 7 straight games.
Miami is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games
Miami is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
Miami is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road

Syracuse:
Team record: 8-6 SU,3-6 ATS
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Syracuse’s last 5 games
Syracuse is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games at home
Syracuse is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Miami

Next up:
Miami home to Notre Dame Thursday, January 12
Syracuse home to Pittsburgh Saturday, January 7

NCAA HOOPS UPDATES
1. Syracuse is off to its worst start in 20 years.

2. The Hurricanes defeated the Orange 64-51 last season in Miami despite scoring only 17 points in the first half.

3. Miami ranked No. 10 nationally in field-goal percentage defense (37.3 percent).

Vegas Coverage pick and prediction:
Picks: Miami Hurricanes will cover the spread at -2 and the game will go over 136 points, according to scamdicappers scamdicappers.com
PREDICTION: Miami 71, Syracuse 66 at bovada-logo-top-book betnow-vegas-coverage.

SMART CHART
MIAMI TEAM SYRA
75.0 PTS FOR 77.0
58.9 PTS AGNST 66.5
16.1 DIFF. 10.5
27.5 DEF REBOUNDS 26.9
12.8 OFF REBOUNDS 12.9
47.2 FG% 45.0
72.1 FT% 66.1
6.1 3 POINTERS 9.1
7.6 STEALS 8.9
INJURIES
MIAMI
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
No Injuries to report.
SYRACUSE
PLAYER POS DESCRIPTION
No Injuries to report.
BETTING TRENDS
MIAMI
Miami is 1-4 SU in its last 5 games on the road
Miami is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Miami’s last 6 games on the road
SYRACUSE
The total has gone OVER in 4 of Syracuse’s last 5 games
Syracuse is 16-4 SU in its last 20 games at home
Syracuse is 4-2 SU in its last 6 games when playing Miami
Syracuse is 1-4 ATS in its last 5 games when playing at home against Miami
SUPERGRID
RANK RANK
Miami’s Overall Scoring vs Syracuse’s Overall Defense 75.0 154 66.5 77
Miami’s Away Scoring vs Syracuse’s Home Defense 75.0 62 63.1 82
Miami’s Road Rebounds vs Syracuse’s Home Rebounds Allowed 41.5 10 37.1 278
Syracuse’s Overall Scoring vs Miami’s Overall Defense 77.0 119 58.9 8
Syracuse’s Home Scoring vs Miami’s Road Defense 80.6 139 60.5 11
Syracuse’s Home Rebounds vs Miami’s Road Rebounds Allowed 41.8 53 32.0 33
POWER STATS
SHOOTING PERCENTAGE
TEAM OFF DEF DIFF
MIAMI 47.2 37.3 9.9
SYRA 45.0 39.3 5.6
REBOUNDING
TEAM OFF DEF TOTAL
MIAMI 12.8 27.5 40.2
SYRA 12.9 26.9 39.7
ASSIST/TURNOVER RATIO
TEAM ASSISTS TURNOVERS RATIO
MIAMI 11.8 13.2 0.9
SYRA 17.6 12.5 1.4

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