Baylor and Syracuse have a lot in common on the basketball court, and now they're facing each other in the NCAA Tournament. The No. 8-seeded Orange and No. 9-seeded Bears meet Thursday night (9:57 p.m. ET) in a West Regional first-round game in Salt Lake City. The Orange are two-point sportsbook favorites and the over-under for total points scored is 130.5 in the latest Syracuse vs. Baylor odds.
Before picking a side, see what SportsLine senior analyst Josh Nagel has to say. A Nevada-based expert with more than 20 years of experience in the sports wagering industry, Nagel specializes in handicapping college athletics. He enters the NCAA Tournament hitting better than 60 percent of his college basketball picks against the spread for SportsLine members. Anyone who has followed him is WAY UP.
What's more, he has had a particularly keen eye for the tendencies of these two programs, posting a record of 15-3 (83 percent) on spread picks involving Baylor or Syracuse over the past two seasons!
Now, Nagel has dialed in on Baylor vs. Syracuse. We can tell you he's leaning toward the Under, but his much stronger play is against the spread. He has identified a critical X-factor that causes one side of the spread to hit HARD. You ABSOLUTELY need to see it before picking this game.
Who wins Baylor vs. Syracuse? And which critical x-factor makes one side of the spread a MUST-BACK? ... Join SportsLine now to find out which side of the spread you should be all over Thursday, all from our senior analyst who's hitting 83 percent of his picks involving these teams!