March Madness 2012: Syracuse vs Wisconsin Free Picks

After beating Kansas State with urgency and not many problems, the Syracuse Orange seems to have their game back after a little scare in the first round against UNC Ashville, now they will face the Wisconsin Badgers, this Thursday at 7:15 PM ET in the start of the sweet 16.

The College Basketball Odds have the Syracuse Orange -3.5.

The Orange had an amazing victory 75-59 over eighth-seeded Kansas State in the third round of the East Regional with the guard Dion Waiters scoring 18 points. “The second half, we made shots. We haven’t done that lately,” Orange coach Jim Boeheim said. “Our offense was not good in the first half. We had to pick it up on the offensive end. Our defense was very good the first half. We got killed on the boards. … Second half, we did a much better job on the boards.”

Syracuse lost their center FavMelo because of Academic issues, and it seems as that affected them in the first game, but to be fair it seems to be back. However, for betting purposes, keep in mind Syracuseis 0-5 ATS in their last five appearances in the Sweet 16.

Other betting trends mention despite the Orange are 13-1 SU in its last 14 games, they are 2-7 ATS in their last 9 games.

Wisconsin beat Vanderbilt by three points to get to the Sweet 16; Jordan Taylor scored 14 points in that victory. “That was as wide open a shot as we gave up the whole game,” Badgers coach Bo Ryan said. “It just didn’t happen to go down.”

Keep in mind Wisconsin is 5-1 ATS on a neutral court, however, take Syracuse to cover.

Geoff Johnson

MTS co-founder Geoff Johnson is a lifelong Mets fan, something he can’t do anything about. He has a great track record when it comes to wagering on baseball – largely because he’s more than willing to bet against the Mets. His career profits are impressive, but not quite as good as his handsome friend Frank Lorenzo. He wishes he hadn’t let Frank write his profile.