Syracuse Orange vs. Pittsburgh Panthers - 1/25/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction

Syracuse Orange vs. Pittsburgh Panthers - 1/25/20 College Basketball Pick, Odds, and Prediction Photo by Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Pittsburgh Panthers (13-6) at Syracuse Orange (12-7)

College Basketball: Saturday, January 25, 2020 at 12:00 pm (Carrier Dome)

The Line: Syracuse Orange -6 -- Over/Under: 131 Click Here for the Latest Odds

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The Pittsburgh Panthers (13-6, 4-4 CONF) and Syracuse Orange (12-7, 5-3 CONF) will meet on Saturday, January 25th for an ACC matchup at the Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY. The game is at 12:00 PM eastern time. 

Pittsburgh is coming off a home win over the Boston College Eagles by a score of 74-72. Freshman G Justin Champagnie led the scoring (17 pts) and rebound (10) efforts in the victory. Pittsburgh had to overcome a five-point halftime deficit to defeat BC on January 18th. Syracuse is coming off a crucial road victory over the Notre Dame Fightin’ Irish by a score of 84-82. Syracuse was led by Elijah Hughes with 26 points on 9/19 shooting from the field and 4/4 from the free-throw line. Syracuse is now on a four-game winning streak after a struggling start to the season. 

Pitt prides itself on strong defense and control of the game’s tempo, as the team only gives up 61.7 points per game. The Panthers score 66.7 points per game as well, on 41.7 % shooting from the field. Pittsburgh also earns 35.3 rebounds, 12.4 assists, 3.7 blocks, and 7.7 steals per game. 

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Syracuse has always been a ‘defense-first’ team under Jim Boeheim, and the Orange only allow 66.3 points per contest. Syracuse has received more consistent scoring as of late, and their points per game total is now at 73.6 off 44.5 % shooting. The Orange also earns 36.3 rebounds, 15.9 assists, 4.2 blocks, and 7.3 steals per game. 

Pittsburgh is 10-9 ATS this season and 4-6 ATS in their last 10 games. Pittsburgh is also 2-2 ATS on the road so far this year. Syracuse is 8-11 ATS this season and 4-6 ATS in their last 10 games. Syracuse is also 4-8 ATS at home so far this year.

The way Syracuse has been playing as of late, I am not sure I can go against them in this spot at home. This is a must-win for the Orange if they want even a chance at the NCAA Tournament. Pittsburgh should give them a run for their money, but in the Carrier Dome, I will lay the 6 points with the Orange. 

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