Free NCAA Hoops Pick: Orange vs Hurricanes CBB Odds
Looking for Syracuse Orange vs. Miami Hurricanes NCAA basketball free picks & CBB odds? CBB betting sees the Orange taking on the Hurricanes on Saturday February 17, 2018 at the Watsco Center, Coral Gables, Florida. Cappers Picks provides complimentary expert handicapping picks on all college basketball matchups all season long so stay tuned for more FREE daily NCAA hoops predictions like this Orange Hurricanes matchup.
17-9 (3-4 V) Syracuse Orange vs. Miami Hurricanes 18-7 (9-2 H)
Date: Saturday February 17, 2018
Time: 12:00 PM ET
Venue: Watsco Center, Coral Gables, Florida
CBB Moneyline Odds: OFF
CBB Betting Odds: Miami -4.5
CBB Betting Total: OFF
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The Orange are kind of an afterthought this season but with a strong close they could go “dancing”. They missed an opportunity at home early in the week.
Miami is in a better position but a loss here might have them swapping spots with programs like Syracuse. They both need this game so the intensity should be high.
Based on headlines you would think the Orange had fallen off the map when they might just be a couple of wins away from locking down a a tournament bid.
This would be a chance and many still think highly of Miami and road wins do count for a lot. They had a nice one at Louisville last week.
No team works its core players like the Orange do. Playing that 2-3 zone helps but this is basically a three man team. Tyus Battle, Frank Howard and Oshae Brissett all average more than 37 minutes per game.
I don’t want to say they are tired because they are “kids” but their efficiency takes a huge hit. They are productive though, no doubt.
The Canes are looking to bounce back after playing Virginia. Miami lost while scoring only 50 points in the process. That can really deflate a team.
A low total against the Cavaliers is not a surprise but it was to see Chris Lykes lead scorers with 19. With Bruce Brown out he is getting more run but he is on’t 5’7″
It is nice to get the extra help but they need more from the likes of Dewan Huell, Ja’Quon Newton and MJ Walker. They are not going to make the tournament without those three.
Miami is committed to defense and the way the Orange slow things down this is likely to be another low scoring affair. You might want to look away.
CBB Betting Trends:
- Over is 22-4-1 in SYR last 27 road games.
- SYR are 14-38-2 ATS in their last 54 Sat. games.
- Over is 18-7-2 in SYR last 27 vs. Atlantic Coast.
- MIA are 7-19 ATS in their last 26 home games.
- Over is 8-3 in MIA last 11 overall.
- Over is 8-3 in MIA last 11 vs. Atlantic Coast.
Free Syracuse Orange vs. Miami Hurricanes NCAAB Prediction:
Miami should be favoured here but a big number is unlikely the way these teams play defense.
Both are desperate so look for this to come down to the final possession or two. Perhaps even a buzzer beater.
4* Free CBB Betting Pick: Syracuse +4.5
Miami has burned me a lot this season. I am sure I am not alone. I am calling the road upset here.
NCAAB Free Score Prediction: Syracuse 65 – Miami 61
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