The Orange (-28) are set to welcome the Connecticut Huskies to Syracuse. This afternoon game is scheduled to start at 4:00 p.m. ET and fans can catch the action by tuning in to ESNN.
Betting Preview: Connecticut Huskies at Syracuse Orange
Connecticut is a heavy road dog here and is currently getting 28 points by oddsmakers. This matchup is currently a toss-up, and Oddsmakers have set the over/under (O/U) pretty highly at 73.5 points.
The game’s total has moved higher after initially being set at 73. The opening line of -28 has not budged.
The Huskies are 0-3 against the spread (ATS) and have recorded 1.0 unit so far. The team has recorded an O/U mark of 2-0.
The Orange are up 2.5 units for moneyline bettors this season. They’re 3-0 ATS and have an O/U record of 2-1.
The Huskies are 1-2 straight up (SU) in 2018 while the Orange are 3-0 SU.
The Huskies are coming off a 56-49 victory over Rhode Island last week. David Pindell completed 20-of-27 passes for 308 yards, four touchdowns and one interception. Pindell (137 rushing yards on 26 attempts, two TDs) also spearheaded the ground attack and was complemented by Kevin Mensah (144 yards on 25 carries, two TDs). Hergy Mayala (five receptions, 44 yards, two TDs) and Tyler Davis (three catches, 51 yards) handled the receiving duties in the win.
Syracuse just got a 30-7 win over Florida State. As a group, the Orange collectively completed 18-of-31 passes for 219 yards and one touchdown. Tommy Devito went 11-for-16 for 144 yards and one touchdown while Eric Dungey was seven-of-15 for 75 yards. Moe Neal (75 yards on 19 rush attempts) and Dontae Strickland (36 yards on 13 carries, one TD) handled the running game while Jamal Custis (four receptions, 56 yards) and Sean Riley (four catches, 27 yards) led the receiving attack in the win.
Connecticut’s run the ball on 58.4 percent of its offensive possessions this year while Syracuse has a rush percentage of 63.3 percent. The Huskies have produced 202.3 rush yards per game and have five touchdowns on the ground this year. The Orange are totaling 257.0 rushing yards per game and have nine total rush TDs.
The Huskies offense has averaged 215.0 yards through the air overall and has six passing scores so far. The Orange have recorded 228.7 pass yards per outing and have eight total pass TDs.
Defensively, Connecticut has allowed opponents to rush for an average of 298.3 yards and pass for 375.0 yards per game. The Syracuse defense has allowed 268.0 yards per game to opposing passers and 115.0 yards per game on the ground. The Orange are allowing an adjusted net yards per pass attempt (ANY/A) of just 4.96 to opponents, while the Huskies have given up a whopping 12.69 ANY/A.
Passing-wise, Pindell is up to 574 yards this season. He’s completed 47-of-68 attempts with five passing scores and two interceptions. Pindell has an 8.59 adjusted net yards per pass attempt, including 7.88 over the last two games.
Eric Dungey has managed to complete 14-of-32 passes for 259 yards, two TDs and zero INTs for Syracuse. His ANY/A sits at 8.73 for the season and 6.76 across his past two outings.
Connecticut Huskies vs. Syracuse Orange NCAA Prediction
SU Winner: Syracuse, ATS Winner: Connecticut, O/U: Under