The Syracuse Orange will be making their 36th NCAA tournament appearance, which is important to consider when making your college basketball picks Thursday night as they prepare to take on the Montana Grizzlies at the HP Pavilion.
Sports bettors will find that the Orange are 13-point neutral-site favorites in the betting odds (courtesy of SBR Forum), while the total sits at 127.5.
Let's take a closer look at this second-round matchup in the East Region from a betting perspective, while offering up an against-the-spread pick along the way.
The Syracuse Orange will travel to the West Coast for the second time this season, as they picked up a 62-49 victory over the San Diego State Aztecs as two-point favorites on Nov. 11.
Over the last two-plus seasons, the Orange are 8-12 against the spread in all tournament games, with the OVER going 12-7-1 in that situation.
The Montana Grizzlies have won and covered the spread in their last six games, with the UNDER going 4-2 in that span.
Sports bettors will find that the Grizzlies are 7-13 against the spread in their last 20 games as an underdog dating back to the 2010-11 campaign.
I'm going to recommend that readers back the Montana Grizzlies as one of their sports betting picks Thursday night, as the Syracuse Orange are 4-9 against the spread in their last 13 neutral-site contests.
NCAA Basketball Pick: Montana Grizzlies +13