College basketball betting players will be in for a big matchup on Thursday in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament, as the Georgetown Hoyas will face the Syracuse Orangemen, who had a bye through the two rounds of the tournament. Syracuse has won two games against Georgetown this year, but can they make it a third after a disappointing loss in their season finale?
Georgetown vs Syracuse odds – Thursday, March 11, 12:00 PM ET
The Orangemen had a four-game winning streak snapped at Louisville, but they had a lot going against them in a 78-68 loss to the Cardinals last weekend. It was the last game at Freedom Hall, Louisville’s legendary arena, and they had already sewn up the No.1 seed in the Big East tournament. However, we’re betting management at Syracuse are praying that they don’t see Louisville again this season as two of their three losses have come against the Cardinals. Scoop Jardine came off the bench to lead Syracuse with 20 points, but the Orangemen hit just four of their 16 three-point attempts, and they were just 10-of-19 from the charity stripe.
The Orangemen have much more depth than the Hoyas, and Freeman didn’t look that great against South Florida. The Hoyas struggled against the Syracuse 2-3 zone, and they’ll need their perimeter players to knock down their shots, which brings the zone out and gives Monroe room to navigate in the post. However, the Hoyas haven’t seemed to figure out the blueprint for beating the zone yet, and the Orangemen will be eager to get back on the court after the Louisville loss. Take the Syracuse Orangemen on Thursday, and they’ll be in many March Madness betting picks next week.
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