Syracuse Orange vs. Indiana Hoosiers Game Betting Lines + Matchup Info

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NCAA Basketball TournamentWhen you look at the NCAA Tournament bracket from the onset, there are certain matchups that you check out down the line hoping that they might happen. On Thursday night in the East Regional, we get one of those matchups, when the No.1 seed Indiana Hoosiers face the No.4 seed Syracuse Orange with a trip to the Elite 8 at stake. Coverage over this one will begin at 9:45pm ET (CBS) following the Marquette/Miami game airing earlier (3/28 7;15pm ET), for which the two winners will meet.

In the third round, Indiana found themselves in a battle with a very stingy No.9 seed in Temple, led by Khalif Wyatt, who had been a one-man show in the first game that the Owls had. That continued and spilled over against the Hoosiers, as Wyatt scored 18 of the first 22 points Temple had. But it’s difficult to make a deep run in the NCAA Tournament without having other players step up and make plays. And in the end, the Hoosiers were able to rely on several of their playmakers to procure a tight 58-52 victory. The biggest shot of the night came courtesy of Indiana’s biggest star, Victor Oladipo, who knocked down a three-point shot to put the Hoosiers up by four with just seconds remaining. It was the shot that sealed the victory.

(4) Syracuse vs. (1) Indiana

Region: EAST
Date/Time: 3/28 @ 9:45p ET on CBS
Spread: Indiana By 5.5 (BetOnline)
Line: Syracuse +200 / Indiana -240
Total: Over/Under 135.5 Points
More: Check This Game @ Bovada

It wasn’t a great performance on the night, and it was the lowest offensive output all season for the Hoosiers in which they won a game. They will certainly have to step it up against Syracuse and get off to a better start. Though that could be tough as well, with the athletes that the Orange have.

Syracuse took care of No.12 seed Cal in their third round game, despite going 12 minutes without making a field goal. It’s not often that a team can do that and live to play another day. Fortunately, the Orange have a few days to rest and figure out how to stop Indiana.

The Hoosiers have so many ways that they can win a game, and Syracuse will have to do their best to try and limit those options. Of course, the Orange have some players who can do some damage as well. C.J. Fair and James Southerland are two of those players, as they put up 18 points and 14 points respectively against the Golden Bears. The Orange defend the perimeter well, allowing just four made shots on 21 attempts. That could be a key factor against the Hoosiers.

As with most games in this stage in the NCAA Tournament, this one is getting a lot of attention from the Vegas bookmakers. In checking the sports betting sites we promote, we’ve found that Indiana has been set as a 5.5-point favorite over the Syracuse Orange to move forward to the Elite 8. And even though this margin is at 5.5 points, oddsmakers weren’t quite sure enough to set the Hoosiers as a big favorite… but then again, Syracuse is a very good squad. Despite playing one of the best teams all year in college basketball, this line is indicative of the evenness in athleticism between each team. To cover the spread, the Hoosiers will need at least a six-point win while Syracuse must keep this game within five points or win it outright.

If you are one of those who like the Orange straight up to win and advance, betting the spread is fine but the real money comes into play when you are betting on the moneyline lines. At +200, a Syracuse win pays out double whatever the amount that was wagered. When compared to the spread which usually pays out right around 90%, giving up the 5.5 points and going for the outright win is very attractive. Indiana’s moneyline is currently at -240 which offers no real value in terms of payouts; wager $2.40 to win $1 plus the original wager.

As far as scoring in this one, oddsmakers have set the over/under total at 135.5 points. So that 58-point performance from the Hoosiers against Temple obviously isn’t playing a huge factor. If these two teams hit the 136 point mark, the ‘over’ wins this wager. If that number stays below 135, through regulation and overtime (if needed), then the ‘under’ takes the prize.

Like what you see? You’ve got a while to bet on this one but do know that the lines will be changing as the game approaches. Now might be your best time to get down on these odds. At the bottom of this post, LatestBettingOdds.com has furnished an odds tracker which shows the odds we mentioned in this story, but from four different betting sites. One site might have a better line on Indiana versus another which might have a better payout on Syracuse. There is value in shopping the lines which is the reason why that tool was included on this post.

Additional resources include previews + matchup info for all the other seven Sweet 16 games, plus more about this one, as the 2013 NCAA Tournament rolls on.

(4) Syracuse Orange vs. (1) Indiana Hoosiers – Matchup (scroll to see more info)

More 2013 NCAA Tournament Betting Previews & Matchups

Live Betting Odds For Upcoming NCAA Tournament Games

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Over/Under
Moneylines
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
GAME INFO
 
 
 
 
12:00 PM EST
785
786
Longwood
Presbyterian
2:30 PM EST
787
788
Campbell
Gardner Webb
6:00 PM EST
789
790
Liberty
NC Asheville
6:00 PM EST
727
728
Ohio State
Penn State
7:00 PM EST
803
804
Binghamton
Stony Brook
7:00 PM EST
733
734
Central Florida
South Florida
7:00 PM EST
737
738
Duquesne
Fordham
7:00 PM EST
739
740
George Washington
George Mason
7:00 PM EST
805
806
Hartford
New Hampshire
7:00 PM EST
735
736
La Salle
St. Josephs
7:00 PM EST
791
792
Long Island
St. Francis NY
7:00 PM EST
799
800
Maine
Albany NY
7:00 PM EST
729
730
Notre Dame
Louisville
7:00 PM EST
731
732
Providence
Seton Hall
7:00 PM EST
795
796
Sacred Heart
Bryant
7:00 PM EST
781
782
SE Missouri State
Morehead State
7:00 PM EST
797
798
St. Francis PA
Mt. St. Marys
7:00 PM EST
741
742
Tennessee
LSU
7:00 PM EST
801
802
UMBC
Vermont
7:00 PM EST
793
794
Wagner
Robert Morris
7:30 PM EST
743
744
Richmond
Massachusetts
8:00 PM EST
753
754
Houston U
Tulane
8:00 PM EST
749
750
Miami Florida
Pittsburgh
8:00 PM EST
751
752
Purdue
Michigan State
8:00 PM EST
745
746
St. Bonaventure
Saint Louis
8:00 PM EST
747
748
Wake Forest
Duke
9:00 PM EST
755
756
Cincinnati
Tulsa
9:00 PM EST
763
764
Mississippi State
Vanderbilt
9:00 PM EST
761
762
St. Johns
Marquette
9:00 PM EST
765
766
TCU
Oklahoma State
9:00 PM EST
759
760
USC
UCLA
9:00 PM EST
757
758
Utah State
Wyoming
9:30 PM EST
783
784
SIU Edwardsville
Eastern Illinois
10:00 PM EST
771
772
Air Force
Fresno State
10:00 PM EST
769
770
Colorado State
Nevada
10:00 PM EST
767
768
Nebraska
Illinois
10:15 PM EST
773
774
Boise State
San Jose State
11:00 PM EST
777
778
Oregon
Oregon State
11:00 PM EST
775
776
San Diego State
UNLV
11:59 PM EST
779
780
Cal Santa Barbara
Hawaii
Thursday, March 5, 2015
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5:00 PM EST
565
566
Niagara
Siena
7:00 PM EST
591
592
American
Lehigh
7:00 PM EST
509
510
Arkansas
South Carolina
7:00 PM EST
585
586
Boston U
Lafayette
7:00 PM EST
583
584
Lipscomb
North Florida
7:00 PM EST
589
590
Navy
Colgate
7:00 PM EST
553
554
Southern Illinois
Missouri State
7:00 PM EST
507
508
Temple
East Carolina
7:00 PM EST
513
514
UAB
Florida Atlantic
7:00 PM EST
581
582
USC Upstate
Florida Gulf Coast
7:00 PM EST
511
512
Western Kentucky
Charlotte U
7:00 PM EST
505
506
Wisconsin
Minnesota U
7:30 PM EST
567
568
Fairfield
St. Peters
7:30 PM EST
515
516
Middle Tennessee State
Florida International
7:30 PM EST
517
518
Texas State
Appalachian State
8:00 PM EST
525
526
Marshall
Old Dominion
8:00 PM EST
521
522
Rice
Texas San Antonio
8:00 PM EST
523
524
Southern Mississippi
Louisiana Tech
8:15 PM EST
529
530
Arkansas Little Rock
UL Lafayette
8:30 PM EST
557
558
Portland State
Northern Arizona
8:30 PM EST
531
532
South Alabama
Arkansas State
9:00 PM EST
535
536
California
Arizona
9:00 PM EST
561
562
Eastern Washington
Idaho State
9:00 PM EST
563
564
Idaho
Weber State
9:00 PM EST
537
538
Memphis U
Connecticut
9:00 PM EST
533
534
North Texas
UTEP
9:00 PM EST
559
560
Sacramento State
Southern Utah
9:30 PM EST
555
556
Bradley
Drake
10:00 PM EST
543
544
Cal Riverside
UC Davis
10:00 PM EST
547
548
CS Fullerton
Cal Irvine
10:00 PM EST
545
546
CS Northridge
Long Beach State
10:00 PM EST
569
570
Marist
Quinnipiac
11:00 PM EST
549
550
Stanford
Arizona State
11:00 PM EST
551
552
Utah U
Washington State
Saturday, March 7, 2015
GAME INFO
 
 
 
 
12:00 PM EST
527
528
Georgia State
UL Monroe
2:00 PM EST
519
520
UT Arlington
Georgia Southern
2:00 PM EST
539
540
VA Commonwealth
Davidson
5:00 PM EST
587
588
Holy Cross
Bucknell

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