Bet Jamaica NCAA Basketball Preview — St. John’s Red Storm vs. Syracuse Orange

by Dirty on March 2, 2010

The St. John’s Red Storm and the Syracuse Orange will both be trying to pick up a win on Tuesday when they battle at Carrier Dome.

Oddsmakers currently have the Orange listed as 13½-point favorites versus the Red Storm, while the game’s total has not yet been posted.

St. John’s put a scare into Pitt, losing 71-64 at Madison Square Garden Saturday afternoon.

Pittsburgh covered as a 2-point road favorite while the final score played OVER the 121.5-point total.

Syracuse dominated early in the game as they went on to defeat Villanova 95-77 on Saturday. Syracuse covered the 4.5-point spread, while the 172 points sailed OVER the posted total of 156.5.

Rick Jackson tossed in 19 points and grabbed seven rebounds for Syracuse, while Arinze Onuaku added 17 in that win.

Current streak:
St. John’s has lost 2 straight games.
Syracuse has won 3 straight games.

Team records:
St. John’s: 15-13 SU, 12-13 ATS
Syracuse: 27-2 SU, 17-7 ATS

St. John’s most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 6-4
Before playing DePaul are 4-4
After playing Pittsburgh are 2-8
After a loss are 3-7

Syracuse most recently:
When playing on Tuesday are 5-5
Before playing Louisville are 4-4
After playing Villanova are 5-5
After a win are 9-1

A few trends to consider:
St. John’s is 5-0 ATS in its last 5 games when playing on the road against Syracuse
St. John’s is 6-3 ATS in its last 9 games on the road
The total has gone UNDER in 4 of St. John’s last 6 games
St. John’s is 4-2 ATS in its last 6 games when playing Syracuse
Syracuse is 5-0 SU in its last 5 games when playing at home against St. John’s
Syracuse is 14-1 SU in its last 15 games
Syracuse is 22-2 SU in its last 24 games at home
Syracuse is 9-1 SU in its last 10 games when playing St. John’s

Next up:
St. John’s at DePaul, Friday, March 5
Syracuse at Louisville, Saturday, March 6

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