Expert Sweet 16 Betting Pick on Gonzaga vs Syracuse

Written by on March 22, 2016

The third game on Friday night in Chicago features the 11th seeded Gonzaga Bulldogs against the 10th seeded Syracuse Orange. This game is out of the Midwest Region, where the winner will take on the Virginia Cavaliers and Iowa State Cyclones winner. Gonzaga comes into the game fresh off blowout wins over Seton Hall and Utah. The Bulldogs finished second in the regular season out of the West Coast, but won the conference tournament. For Syracuse, they upset Dayton in the first round, and backed it up with a win over Middle Tennessee State. The Orange come into the game with a 21-13 record. Also, remember to be on the lookout for more March Madness betting lines, provided by MyBookie online sportsbook.

Expert Sweet 16 Betting Pick on Gonzaga vs Syracuse and Game Info

When: Friday, March 25 at 9:40 PM ESTWhere: United Center in Chicago, IllinoisTV: CBSNCAAB Odds: Gonzaga -4.5 at

Why Bet on Syracuse

The Syracuse Orange play that nasty 2-3 zone, and do a great job of it. The zone has teams taking shots they don’t typically want to, and if they are not falling, the Orange are very successful. Syracuse was on the big time bubble heading into the tournament, with just 19 wins. The Orange in the tournament have scored 72.5 points per game, and allowed opponents to score just 50.5. The Orange are led offensively by forward Michael Gbinije with more than 17.5 points per game. The Orange lost five out of their last six heading into the NCAA tournament.

Why Bet on Gonzaga

Mark Few and his Gonzaga Bulldogs were another team with major struggles down the stretch. The Bulldogs were just 3-2 heading into the West Coast Conference Tournament, but they have really picked it up. Gonzaga has won 7 straight games. In the NCAA tournament, the Bulldogs are scoring 75 points for per game allowing teams just over 55 per game. The Bulldogs are led by a pair of offensive talents; forward Kyle Wiltjer, and Domantas Sabonis. Both are scoring more than 17 points per game.

Expert Betting Pick & Final Score Prediction

The Gonzaga Bulldogs are playing some of the best basketball of the season. The Bulldogs have some great players in the paint, but they have been winning games with their guards and the ability to shoot the basketball. The Syracuse Orange are a team that could win a bunch of games with their streakiness. Look for Syracuse and that tough defense to be the deciding factor in this game. The bet for Friday night is the Syracuse Orange as the underdog. Bet Syracuse +4.5 over Gonzaga. Final score prediction is Syracuse 76 and Gonzaga 72.