|Written by Mike|
Bet on NCAABLet's look at two teams that both upset their first round opponents in the NCAA tournament. The Syracuse Orange take on the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders on Sunday at 6:10 PM ET at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis, MO. Currently, Syracuse is favored to win this game.
The Blue Raiders are 25-9 SU and 18-15 ATS so far this season. Fifteen of their games have gone OVER the line, with seventeen going UNDER, and one being a PUSH. They are coming off of a 90-81 upset win over the No. 2 Michigan State Spartans that busted everyone's brackets this year, where they won against the spread as 16 ½ point underdogs. The total went OVER the 141 ½ point line set by sportsbook oddsmakers in that game.
The Orange are 20-13 SU and 17-15 ATS overall this year. Seventeen of their games have gone OVER the line, with the other fifteen all going UNDER. They are coming off of a 70-51 win over the Dayton Flyers, where they covered the spread as -1 point favorites. The total went UNDER the 128 ½ point line set by NCAA basketball betting websites for that matchup.
Middle Tennessee State is 4-0 ATS coming off of a SU win, and 6-0 ATS in non-conference play. They are 4-0 ATS against teams with a winning record, and 4-0 ATS overall lately. They are 5-0 ATS at a neutral site, and 4-1 ATS coming off of a win spreadwise. They are 2-9 ATS on Sunday.
The total has gone UNDER in 5 of their last 7 games overall recently.
Syracuse is 4-1 ATS overall recently, and 4-1 ATS when playing at a neutral site. They are 7-3 ATS coming off of a win against the spread, and 0-4 ATS against teams from the Conference USA.
The total has gone OVER in all 4 of their recent games on Sunday, and OVER in 7 of their last 8 games at a neutral site. The total has gone UNDER in 5 of their last 6 games in the NCAA tournament.
These teams have never played each other before.
For Sunday's matchup, betting odds list Syracuse as -6 point favorites to win and advance to the Sweet 16. The over/under is set at 131 points. On the moneyline, the Blue Raiders are listed at +230, with the Orange a -270.