Syracuse basketball versus Oakland odds, prediction and how to watch

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Syracuse basketball went to Notre Dame last Saturday afternoon and scored a huge Atlantic Coast Conference triumph that snapped the Orange’s recent three-game setback streak.

Now the ‘Cuse moves back to its non-conference calendar, as the Orange prepares to host Horizon League member Oakland on Tuesday evening. The Golden Grizzlies (2-8), to date in the 2022-23 stanza, are struggling, as they have lost five consecutive games.

Meanwhile, Syracuse basketball (4-4) got out of its funk over the weekend, with freshman point guard Judah Mintz hitting the game-winning layup with about 13 seconds to go in a 62-61 victory for the ‘Cuse.

In that ACC clash, senior guard Joe Girard III and senior center Jesse Edwards led the team’s charge. The Orange has a long way to go before it can begin to consider the possibility of post-season play, but the squad’s conquering of the Fighting Irish did represent the best win for the ‘Cuse at this juncture in 2022-23.

When Syracuse basketball and Oakland hit the court on Tuesday night, the two longest-tenured active head coaches in Division I men’s hoops will roam the sidelines for these two schools. The Orange, of course, is guided by head coach Jim Boeheim, while the Golden Grizzlies’ boss, Greg Kampe, is in his 39th year at the helm of Oakland.

Per ESPN statistics, the Golden Grizzlies do average 75.6 points per game on offense, which is better than the ‘Cuse. However, on defense, Oakland is not good, allowing a whopping 80.0 points per contest.

Syracuse basketball versus Oakland odds

At the time of this writing, had installed the ‘Cuse as a 16-point betting favorite, with the over/under set at 143.5 points.

Syracuse basketball versus Oakland prediction

In their short all-time series together, the Orange leads Oakland, 4-0. In their most recent encounter, the ‘Cuse defeated the Golden Grizzlies, 74-62, on December 18, 2019, in Central New York.

I don’t want to get too ahead of myself, but I am hopeful that the Orange’s road victory over Notre Dame this past weekend will provide Syracuse basketball with some additional confidence and momentum moving forward.

The ‘Cuse roster definitely can’t afford to take the Golden Grizzlies lightly, but at the same time, I do expect Syracuse basketball to conquer Oakland and move to 5-4 so far in this young 2022-23 season.

Injuries, how to watch, live stream, next game
On the injury front, I’m not aware of any significant injuries to note as the Orange looks to win its second game in a row. Certainly, we’ll stay on top of this topic throughout the current term.

Syracuse basketball will host Oakland beginning at 6 pm on Tuesday, Dec. 6, from the JMA Wireless Dome. The ACC Network will provide television coverage.

For Syracuse basketball and Golden Grizzlies fans who want to stream this game, you can check it out on fuboTV.

After its battle with Oakland, the ‘Cuse will continue with its non-conference calendar, as Syracuse basketball will welcome long-time former Big East Conference rival Georgetown to the Hill. This juicy affair is scheduled to tip off at 1 pm on Saturday, Dec. 10, with TV coverage on ABC.

Game odds refresh periodically and are subject to change.

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