Betting on today's Panthers and Orange game? Catch the action at JMA Wireless Dome in Syracuse, NY, as the Orange hosts this showdown at 12:00 ET on CW. The over/under for this game is set at 148.5 points, and the Orange are the home favorites against the Panthers in a Atlantic Coast conference matchup.


The Pick: Syracuse Orange -1.5

This game will be played at JMA Wireless Dome at 12:00 ET on Saturday, December 30th.


  • We have this one finishing with a projected score of 75-67 in favor of the Orange.
  • Not only will Syracuse pick up the win, but look for them to cover at -1.5.
  • The over/under is currently sitting at 148.5 points, and we like the under with a projected 142 points.

Will the Panthers Find a Way to Win in Syracuse?

Following a 62-48 victory over Purdue Fort Wayne in their previous game, Pittsburgh currently holds a 9-3 record. The Panthers have a 2-0 record when playing away from home, and they have gone 7-3 when playing at home. Pittsburgh is currently sitting above the .500 mark when it comes to their ATS performance, holding a 7-4-1 ATS record. In their last ten games this season, Pittsburgh has gone 2-2-1 vs. the spread.

After 12 games, Pittsburgh has an over/under record of 8-4-0, with their games averaging a combined 144.5 points per game so far. The Panthers' last five games have culminated with an average of 138 points per game and an over/under record of 3-2.

In contrast to their season average of 81.1 points per game, the Pittsburgh had a below average performance. They scored 62 points against Purdue Fort Wayne and had a field goal percentage of 36.4%. Guillermo Diaz Graham led the team in scoring, putting up 13 points. Additionally, Carlton Carrington contributed 12 points for the Panthers.

At this time, the Panthers' defense is positioned 29th in the country, permitting 63.4 points per game. On average, opposing teams are hitting 6.2 threes per game vs. Syracuse. This has come on three-point shooting percentage of 24.8%.

Can the Orange Pull Out the Win as Home Favorites?

Syracuse comes into this game with a 9-3 record, having played 12 games so far this season. They are 2-2 on the road and 7-1 at home. Syracuse has a subpar ATS performance, sitting below .500 with a 5-7 record. However, over their last five games, the team has managed a solid 3-2 against the spread mark.

Up to this point, games involving Syracuse have had an average of 148.3 points per game, with the average over/under line set at 149.5 points. Their over/under record is 5-7-0. The Orange have an over/under record of 1-2 in their last three games, with their games averaging 149 points per game.

Syracuse's offense is coming off a good game, putting up 83 points vs. Niagara. Overall, they hit 48.5% of their shots from the field and went 9/13 from the free-throw line. Leading the team in scoring was Judah Mintz with 18 points. Maliq Brown also added 15 points for the Orange.

Coming into today's game, the Syracuse defense is giving up an average of 70.2 points per contest. In their previous game vs. Niagara, the Purple Eagles finished with a field goal percentage of 48% and a total of 71 points vs. Syracuse.