Syracuse (22-5, 10-4) at Marquette (19-7, 10-4)
When: Monday, February 25th, 2013
Where: Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI
Time: 7:00 ET, ESPN
The point spread for Monday night’s Big East showdown between the Syracuse Orange and Marquette Golden Eagles opened up at Pickem on Sunday afternoon. The total opened up at 131. As of Sunday night, the spread and total have not moved. So far, 64% of the betting public is on Syracuse. Here are the latest trends for this game:
Orange are 9-4-1 ATS in their last 14 games following a double-digit loss at home.
Orange are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games vs. a team with a winning % above .600.
Golden Eagles are 4-0 ATS in their last 4 home games vs. a team with a winning road record.
Golden Eagles are 9-2 ATS in their last 11 games following a ATS loss.
Under is 4-1 in Orange last 5 games following a S.U. loss.
Under is 6-2 in Orange last 8 Monday games.
Over is 12-3 in Golden Eagles last 15 games following a ATS loss.
Under is 6-2 in Golden Eagles last 8 overall.
Underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
Road team is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.
My Prediction: Syracuse and Marquette both site at 10-4, one game behind Big East leading Georgetown and both have won 4 of their last 6. The Orange missed a big opportunity to grab 1st place with a home loss to the Hoyas on Saturday. Now they must travel to Wisconsin for a tough road game. The Golden Eagles are a perfect 14-0 at home this year. Marquette has covered the last 4 meetings and I believe this is a bad spot for the Orange. Take the home team.