Syracuse at Northwestern College Football Betting Odds

Written by Brock Lanning   
Friday, 29 August 2008 01:51

The pressure is on head coaches Greg Robinson and Pat Fitzgerald when the Syracuse Orangemen football team travels to the windy city to play the Northwestern Wildcats. Syracuse is coming off the worst three seasons in its schools history and now opens the 2008 college football schedule on the road as 11.5 point underdogs in college football betting odds.

Syracuse finished last season 2-10 straight up, went 4-8 against the spread in college football betting odds and 5-6-1 in over/unders. The Orangemen averaged 229.2 passing yards and only 62.8 rushing yards per game while allowing opponents 260.9 passing and 207.8 rushing yards per game.

In his fourth season Robinson returns with 14 starters (many that he recruited) and must get Syracuse back in a bowl game which the Orangemen haven’t seen since 2004.

College football betting odds at BetUS.com sportsbook have Northwestern as 11.5 point favorites at home.

The Wildcats and head coach Pat Fitzgerald didn’t fare much better last season in the Big 10 finishing just 3-5 but won enough non-conference games to finish 6-6 straight up.

Fitzgerald will have 15 returning starters for what will probably be his last season at Northwestern unless they can pull off a Cinderella season.

Northwestern finished last season 4-7 against the spread in college football betting odds and 5-6 in over/unders. The Wildcats averaged 307.9 passing yards and only 119.8 rushing yards per game while allowing opponents 243.4 passing and 168.1 rushing yards per game.

College football betting lines at BetUS.com sportsbook have the Syracuse at Northwestern total game points at 55.5.

Syracuse at Northwestern Betting Odds Stats

The Syracuse Orangemen are 4-9 against the spread (ATS) in their last 13 games and are 1-7 straight (SU) in their last 8 college football betting games. The college football betting total has gone UNDER in 4 of Syracuse’s last 6 games.

Syracuse is 2-6 ATS in their last 8 games on the road and 1-8 SU in the last 9 games on the road. The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Syracuse’s last 5 games on the road.

The Northwestern Wildcats are 2-4 ATS in their last 6 games and the total has gone UNDER in 4 of Northwestern’s last 5 games. The Wildcats are 2-4 ATS in college football betting odds for their last 6 games at home with the total going UNDER in 4 of their last 5 games.
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