Middle Tennessee Vs Syracuse March Madness OddsJosh Bailey
The 14th-seeded Middle Tennessee St. Blue Raiders shocked the sports world on Friday when they upset one of the top choices to win the 2016 NCAA Tournament, the Michigan State Spartans, 90 to 81. Middle Tennessee State now turns its attention to the Syracuse Orange, a 70 to 51 winner over Dayton. The game takes place in St. Louis Missouri. Tip-off is at 6:10 pm ET.
Middle Tennessee State has won 7 games in a row. Syracuse has gone 5 and 5 straight up in their last 10 games. The Orange is 2 and 3 straight up in their last 5 games.
Analyzing No. 15 seeded Middle Tennessee St. Blue Raiders vs No. 10 seeded Syracuse Orange March Madness Odds
Syracuse is 17 and 15 ATS overall this season. The Orange has gone 4 and 1 ATS in their last 5 games. Middle Tennessee State is 6 and 1 ATS in their last 7 games.
What: NCAA Tournament Midwest Region R32
Who: No. 15 seeded Middle Tennessee St. Blue Raiders vs No. 10 seeded Syracuse Orange
When: Sunday, March 20th, 2016
Tip- Off: 6:10 PM ET
Where: Scottrade Center
Spread: CUSE -6.5
Moneyline: MTSU +240 Vs CUSE -240
Game Total: 130.5
Stream: CBS Sports
Bet The No. 15 seeded Middle Tennessee St. Blue Raiders Because…
The Blue Raiders beat the hot choice to win the 2016 NCAA Tournament. Michigan State appeared to have it all. The Spartans entered the Big Dance as one of the top teams in college hoops. There were cries of outrage after the Selection Committee chose Virginia as the number one seed in the Midwest instead of the Spartans. All Middle Tennessee State did was beat Michigan State by 9 points as a +16.5 point underdog. The win was the most impressive so far in the tournament.
Bet The No. 10 seeded Syracuse Orange Because…
The Orange has been playing decent basketball this month. Syracuse lost by only 5 points to North Carolina in a 70 to 75 game on Feb. 29. On March 9, versus Pittsburgh as a 2 point underdog, Syracuse lost by only a single point in a 71 to 72 game. The Orange appeared to put it together against Dayton on Friday. They held the Flyers to 32.1% from the field and 27.3% from three.
Expert Pick & Final Score Prediction
Middle Tennessee State took apart the Spartan’s defense. The Blue Raiders shot an unbelievable 55.9% when making 33 of 59 shots versus Michigan State. Middle Tennessee State shot 57.9% from three when they made 11 out of 19 from behind the arc.
The problem that Syracuse will have in this game is slowing it down. The Blue Raiders can score with the best teams in college basketball. Since Middle Tennessee State shoots close to 40% from the three-point line, Syracuse could even be in trouble if they slow the game down and get into their famous zone defense. The Blue Raiders should beat Syracuse on Sunday.