Syracuse vs. Florida State Point Spread Prediction 3/9/22

by | Last updated Mar 9, 2022 | cbb

Syracuse Orange (11-19 SU, 10-17-3 ATS) vs. Florida State Seminoles (16-14 SU, 17-13-0 ATS)
When: Wednesday March 09 2022, 12:00 PM PM (ET)
Where: Barclays Center

Point Spread: Syracuse -1/Syracuse +1 (Bovada)
Total: 147
Money Line: Orange +101/Florida State -124

Key Injuries

Dusan Mahorcic: Suspension (OUT)
Bostyn Holt: Knee (OUT)

Florida State
Samuel Ariyibi: Ankle (OUT)

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The Syracuse Orange come into this matchup with an overall record of 11-19. On the season, the Orange have struggled in ACC action. Through 20 games, the Orange are 9th in the conference with a record of 4-16. Not only is Syracuse struggling in the ACC, but they also have a below .500 record on the road, sitting at 4-10. Against Florida State, the Orange will look to turn things around, as they are on a 3 game losing streak.

The Florida State Seminoles get set to host the Orange with an overall record of 16-14. On the season, the Seminoles have performed well in their 20 conference games, posting a record of 11-9. This mark is good for 8th in the ACC. Heading into this matchup, the Seminoles are looking to stay hot, as they try to add on to their current 2 game win streak.

For the season, the Syracuse Orange are averaging 76.7 points per game, good for a rank of 31st in the NCAA. When playing on the road or on neutral courts, the Orange’s scoring average drops to 67 points per game. Defensively, there is no change when playing away from home. On the other side, the Florida State Seminoles are the 142nd ranked scoring offense, averaging 71.5 points per game.

Efficiency Outlook

Syracuse comes into this matchup as the more efficient scoring team. In these games, the Orange have a record of 11-16 and an even scoring margin. Even though Florida State trails Syracuse on the offensive end of the court, they enter this game holding the edge on defense. So far, the Seminoles are 6-3 with an edge in defensive efficiency. In these games, they hold an average scoring margin of 2.0.

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Betting Trends Worth Noting

  • Orange are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 neutral site games.
  • Orange are 0-5 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
  • Seminoles are 4-10-1 ATS in their last 15 games following a ATS win.
  • Seminoles are 1-4-1 ATS in their last 6 games vs. a team with a losing straight up record.

Joe’s Against the Spread Pick

Truth be told, this really isn’t a good game to bet. This wil likely be a grind of a contest where it’ll come down to the end and one team will beat the other by three points or less. If forced to make a pick, I’d side with FSU because Syracuse sucks on the road and has sucked as of late.