West Virginia Mountaineers vs. Syracuse Orange NCAAB Men’s Tournament Second Round Betting Preview, Lines, Odds, Insights, and Trends for March 21, 2021

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BetMGM Sep 20, 2021, 12:03 AM

The No. 3 seed West Virginia Mountaineers (18-9) and the No. 11 seed Syracuse Orange (16-9) square off in the NCAA Tournament second round, both looking to book a trip to the Sweet 16 of the Midwest Region bracket when they meet on Sunday at Bankers Life Fieldhouse, starting at 5:15 PM ET. West Virginia is a 4.5-point favorite in the Round of 32 matchup, which airs on CBS.

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West Virginia vs Syracuse Betting Information
FavoriteSpreadFavorite Spread OddsUnderdog Spread OddsTotalOver Total OddsUnder Total OddsFavorite MoneylineUnderdog Moneyline
West Virginia-4.5-112-108147.5-109-112-199163

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Point Total Insights

  • In West Virginia games this season, the total eclipsed Sunday's over/under 15 times (53.6%).
  • 10 Syracuse games this season featured a total above Sunday's set total of 147.5 (38.5%).
  • This contest's total is 5.2 points above the 142.3 these two squads combine to allow per game this season.
  • The Mountaineers average 77.5 points per game, 7.1 more points than the 70.4 the Orange allow.
  • The Orange score just four more points per game (75.9) than the Mountaineers allow their opponents to score (71.9).
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    West Virginia Betting Data

  • Against the spread, West Virginia has been strong this season, posting a 17-9-1 record.
  • The Mountaineers have struggled to cover, going just 4-6-1 ATS when favored by at least 4.5 points.
  • West Virginia and its opponents have converted the over just 1 times in 27 (3.7%) games this season.
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    West Virginia Leaders

    Mountaineers Leaders
    NameGPPTSREBASSTSTLBLK3PM
    Derek Culver1714.410.31.50.70.80.0
    Miles McBride1713.93.44.41.90.41.3
    Taz Sherman1713.81.71.61.20.11.7
    Sean McNeil1711.52.50.80.50.02.1
    Jordan McCabe162.40.91.50.40.00.3

    Syracuse Betting Data

  • The Orange have a winning record against the spread, going 13-11 ATS (covering 54.2% of the time).
  • The Orange have gone 6-6 against the spread when they are at least a 4.5-point underdog.
  • The Orange and their opponents have hit the over in half of their games this year -- 0 of 24.
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    Syracuse Leaders

    Orange Leaders
    NameGPPTSREBASSTSTLBLK3PM
    Buddy Boeheim1219.82.72.71.10.03.2
    Quincy Guerrier1614.98.40.90.71.00.9
    Marek Dolezaj169.45.23.61.21.20.0
    Robert Braswell134.01.70.10.40.20.6
    Jesse Edwards121.82.70.00.30.40.0
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