Ohio St Buckeyes versus Syracuse Orange College Basketball Betting Preview

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The Ohio St Buckeyes representing the Big Ten conference will face the Syracuse Orange from the Big East conference in an NCAA Tournament Elite 8 college basketball game on Saturday night in prime time. The Buckeyes and Orange will tip off from the TD Garden in Boston Massachusetts at 7PM Eastern Time with national television coverage provided by CBS.

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The current betting odds at Oddsmaker has the Big Ten conference club the Ohio St Buckeyes favored by -3 points with the over under lined at 135 ½ points. Those who bet the favored Ohio St Buckeyes on the money line will lay -155 odds. If you think the underdog from the Big East conference the Syracuse Orange can get the outright win tonight and make the Final Four your return is +135 odds for your money line wager.

Ohio St enters play in the Elite 8 off wins in the NCAA Tournament against Loyola Maryland, Gonzaga and in the Sweet 16 earned the 81-66 win against the Cincinnati Bearcats as a -8 point betting favorite. The Buckeyes had a very good shooting performance against a very good Cincinnati Bearcats defense as Ohio St made 48.2% from the floor and 47.1% coming from the three point line. Ohio St has shot no worse than 44.8% from the field in the NCAA Tournament.

Syracuse began play in the NCAA Tournament with a closer than expected 72-65 win against North Carolina Ashville. They then had a solid performance in the Round of 32 where they beat Kansas St by 16 points. They are coming off the 64-63 win in the Sweet 16 against the Wisconsin Badgers as a -3 point betting favorite. The Orange has adapted well without Fab Melo. Following their win against UNC Ashville the Syracuse Orange shot 51.1% from the floor in their rout of Kansas St and made 55.1% of their shots against Wisconsin on Thursday night. Syracuse has been hot from the three point line as they made 66.7% against the Wildcats and 55.6% against the Badgers. The Syracuse Orange is an underdog for the first time this season and was lined no less than a -3 point favorite in any game this season.

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