West Virginia vs Syracuse Odds, Trends, and Free Pick – February 14th, 2011

The betting line for tonight’s Big East matchup between the West Virginia Mountaineers and Syracuse Orange opened up Sunday afternoon with Syracuse as 5-point favorites at home at Bovada and the total was set at 133. So far, early indications are that the betting public is on the home team. To help you better decide who to bet, take a look at these trends for tonight.

Mountaineers are 2-5 ATS in their last 7 games following a ATS loss.

Mountaineers are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 Monday games.

Orange are 2-6 ATS in their last 8 vs. Big East.

Orange are 1-4 ATS in their last 5 games following a S.U. loss.

Under is 5-1 in Mountaineers last 6 vs. a team with a winning S.U. record.

Under is 4-1 in Mountaineers last 5 games following a S.U. win.

Under is 4-1 in Orange last 5 vs. Big East.

Under is 9-4 in Orange last 13 Monday games.

Home team is 5-1 ATS in the last 6 meetings.

Underdog is 4-1 ATS in the last 5 meetings.

My Prediction: The Orange are struggling right now. They have lost 6 of 8 and 3 in a row at home. It didn’t help that they didn’t play a game outside the tri-state area until January 17th. West Virginia hasn’t been stellar recently either, losing 2 of 3. The Mountaineers need this win badly and I think that’s enough to keep it close.

West Virginia +5