After perhaps the most significant win in their football program’s history, the Syracuse Orange face a tough challenge from the visiting eighth-ranked Miami Hurricanes this weekend. Syracuse hasn’t been ranked since hitting No. 14 in January 2001. Can back-to-back wins over top-10 ranked teams get the Orange back on the national stage?
Kick-off is this Saturday, October 21st at 3:30 PM ET on ESPN from the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida. The Hurricanes are 15-point favorites the over/under is at 59 points.
Syracuse Orange Vs Miami Hurricanes Spread & ATS Pick
What: Syracuse Orange (4-3) at No. 8 Miami Hurricanes (5-0)
When: Saturday, October 21, 2017
Start Time: 3:30 PM ET
Where: Miami, FL
Stadium: Hard Rock Stadium
Spread: Miami -15
Moneyline: Syracuse +500 vs Miami -700
Game Total: 59
Stream: Watch ESPN
Listen: Syracuse vs Miami
Why Bet The Syracuse Orange To Beat The Hurricanes
Syracuse needs to repeat exactly what they did to Clemson last week. The Orange defense slowed down the Tigers by limiting the defending champs to 2 of 11 on third downs.
On offense, they controlled the clock. Syracuse had the ball 9+ more minutes than Clemson. The Orange were able to hit a few timely big plays to close out the game, completing six plays for 20 yards or more as the Orange outgained the Tigers 440 to 317 in total yards.
The Orange are the most confident team in the nation going into Week 8.
Why Bet The Miami Hurricanes To Beat The Orange
Miami will have to take the wind out of Syracuse’s sail early or the game could get out of hand.
Miami chewed up the yards with their run game, outgaining Georgia Tech 481-281. Sophomore RB Travis Homer carried the ball 20 times and carved 170 rushing yards and one touchdown against the Yellow Jackets. He averaged 8.5 rushing yards per carry.
If You Still Can’t Decide Who To Bet On
- Orange is 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 conference games.
- Orange is 4-0-1 ATS in their last 5 games overall.
- Hurricanes are 6-1 ATS in their last 7 conference games.
- Hurricanes are 4-1 ATS vs. a team with a winning record.
Syracuse Vs. Miami Week 8 Betting Analysis
Miami has a big advantage in the head-to-head series. Miami is 5-0 SU and 4-1 ATS in its last five games against Syracuse. The Orange’s win over Clemson a huge upset, but probably had more to do with Tiger QB Kelly Bryant being knocked out of the game.