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College Basketball Picks: Indiana Hoosiers vs. Syracuse Orange

Jeff GrantContributor IDecember 3, 2013

College Basketball Picks: Indiana Hoosiers vs. Syracuse Orange

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    The Indiana Hoosiers are 9-4 against the spread as underdogs the last two-plus seasons, which is important to consider when making your college basketball picks Tuesday, as they prepare to face off with the Syracuse Orange at the Carrier Dome.

    Sports bettors will find that the Hoosiers are getting 6.5 points in the NCAA basketball odds, with no betting total available in the market.

    Let's take a closer look at this Big Ten/ACC Challenge matchup from a betting perspective, while offering up a prediction along the way.

     

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Indiana Hoosiers

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    The Indiana Hoosiers are coming off a 77-46 victory over the Evansville Aces as 13.5-point home favorites a week ago, with freshman forward Noah Vonleh finishing with 13 points and 12 rebounds in 19 minutes of action.

    College basketball handicappers will find that the Hoosiers lead the country in averaging 50.3 rebounds per game.

Syracuse Orange

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    The Syracuse Orange are coming off a victory in the Maui Invitational, which included a 74-67 victory over the Baylor Bears as four-point favorites in the championship game last Wednesday.

    Sports bettors will find that the Orange have won 37 consecutive games versus unranked opponents at this venue.

Prediction

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    I'm going to recommend that readers back the Indiana Hoosiers, as they've gone 21-8-1 against the spread in their last 30 non-conference games.

    College Basketball Pick: Indiana Hoosiers +6.5

     

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