Houston Cougars vs. Syracuse Orange NCAAB Men’s Tournament Sweet 16 Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for March 27, 2021

The No. 2 Houston Cougars (24-3) and No. 11 Syracuse Orange (16-9) will meet on Saturday at 9:55 PM ET, live from Hinkle Fieldhouse and airing on TBS, with both teams looking for a spot in the NCAA Tournament Elite 8. Sportsbooks have declared Houston as the favorite to advance past the Sweet 16 in the Midwest Region bracket, giving the Cougars a 6.5-point edge.

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Houston vs Syracuse Betting Information
Favorite Spread Favorite Spread Odds Underdog Spread Odds Total Over Total Odds Under Total Odds Favorite Moneyline Underdog Moneyline
Houston -6.5 -113 -107 141 -109 -110 -292 230

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Point Total Insights

  • In 12 of its 29 games this season (41.4%), Houston and its opponents have gone over the current total of 141.
  • In 63% of Syracuse games this season (17/27), the total points scored was more than Saturday’s over/under of 141.
  • The two teams combine to average 153.3 points per game, 12.3 more than the over/under in this contest.
  • The Cougars score seven more points per game (77.4) than the Orange give up (70.4).
  • The Orange score an average of 75.9 points per game, 18.0 more points than the 57.9 the Cougars allow to opponents.
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    Houston Betting Data

  • Houston is good against the spread, going 19-7 on the season.
  • The Cougars fare well when favored by at least 6.5 points, posting a 10-4 record against the spread.
  • Houston has combined with its adversaries to fall short of the total, doing so 0 times in 26 contests (0%).
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    Houston Leaders

    Cougars Leaders
    Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
    Quentin Grimes 16 19.9 5.9 2.0 1.6 0.4 3.7
    Marcus Sasser 15 13.3 2.1 1.9 1.1 0.1 2.8
    Dejon Jarreau 17 9.7 5.8 4.2 1.5 0.6 1.0
    Justin Gorham 17 7.9 8.4 1.4 0.6 0.5 0.5
    Cameron Tyson 11 6.8 0.9 0.5 0.1 0.0 2.1

    Syracuse Betting Data

  • The Orange have a 14-11 record against the spread, covering in 56.0% of their outings.
  • The Orange have gone 6-6 against the spread when they are at least a 6.5-point underdog.
  • In 0 out of Syracuse’s 25 games this season, (0%) the teams have combined to hit the over.
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    Syracuse Leaders

    Orange Leaders
    Name GP PTS REB ASST STL BLK 3PM
    Buddy Boeheim 12 19.8 2.7 2.7 1.1 0.0 3.2
    Quincy Guerrier 16 14.9 8.4 0.9 0.7 1.0 0.9
    Marek Dolezaj 16 9.4 5.2 3.6 1.2 1.2 0.0
    Robert Braswell 13 4.0 1.7 0.1 0.4 0.2 0.6
    Jesse Edwards 12 1.8 2.7 0.0 0.3 0.4 0.0
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