Brown @ Syracuse
Current Records: Brown 8-5; Syracuse 5-5
What to Know
The Brown Bears will take on the Syracuse Orange in a holiday battle at 6 p.m. ET Monday at Carrier Dome. Given that these two teams suffered a loss in their last game, they both have a little extra motivation heading into this matchup.
The Bears were within striking distance but couldn’t close the gap three weeks ago as they fell 70-65 to the Vermont Catamounts.
Meanwhile, ‘Cuse was close but no cigar three weeks ago as they fell 79-75 to the Georgetown Hoyas. One thing holding the Orange back was the mediocre play of forward Jimmy Boeheim, who did not have his best game: he finished with ten points on 5-for-14 shooting in his 39 minutes on the court.
Brown is expected to lose this next one by 9.5. Those burned by picking them against the spread three weeks ago might want to keep in mind that the squad has not yet dropped back-to-back games against the spread this season.
The losses put Brown at 8-5 and ‘Cuse at 5-5. Brown is 3-1 after losses this year, ‘Cuse 2-2.
How To Watch
When: Monday at 6 p.m. ETWhere: Carrier Dome — Syracuse, New YorkTV: ESPN PlusOnline streaming: fuboTV (Try for free. Regional restrictions may apply.)Follow: CBS Sports App
The Orange are a big 9.5-point favorite against the Bears, according to the latest college basketball odds.
The oddsmakers were right in line with the betting community on this one, as the game opened as a 9.5-point spread, and stayed right there.
See college basketball picks for every single game, including this one, from SportsLine’s advanced computer model. Get picks now.
This is the first time these teams have played each other within the last six years.