Against The Spread Pick
While this is not the greatest game, it is still one that will mean a lot. The Orange are currently 8-8 in the ACC and trying to claw their way back into the tournament conversation. It is games like this that Syracuse must win because a loss would probably be considered a ‘bad loss’. Same goes for Pittsburgh as they are 6-11 in the conference and come in riding a four-game losing streak. Any kind of momentum for the Panthers is important with the conference tournament looming. Neither team are that great against the spread, but the Orange do have a 6-4 record ATS away from home. The Panthers are also 0-3-1 ATS in their last four, so I do not expect much from them here. Furthermore, the Orange are 4-0 ATS in the last four meetings, so I lean Syracuse in this game.
Over Under Pick
I like the total more in this game based on the fact that Syracuse has been able to score quite a lot away from home. In their road games, they are averaging 75.9 points. They allow 74.9 points in road games, so I look for Pittsburgh to be able to keep up. The over is 10-0 in away games for the Orange, so I will back the over here to cash with medium confidence.