Syracuse Is An Underdog To A MAC Opponent, Can They Win?

  • The Syracuse Orange are 1.0-point underdogs against the Ohio Bobcats in their Week 1 meeting.
  • Syracuse went 1-10 in 2020 and has a win total of 3.0 for the 2021 season.
  • Ohio has a win total of 6.5 with the Over having -150 odds after their 2-1 record last year.

ATHENS, Ohio – The Syracuse Orange will travel to Athens to face the Ohio Bobcats in the first week of the college football season. Syracuse is just two years removed from a 10-3 record, but have struggled since.

Is Syracuse Really This Bad?

The expectations for the Syracuse Orange in the 2021 season are extremely low. After the disappointing 1-10 season a year ago, there isn’t much anticipation for improvement according to the online gambling sites.

Syracuse Orange Win Total For 2021/2022

  • Over 3.0 -150
  • Under 3.0 +115

Given that the win total is so low, Syracuse will likely need to make the most of their opportunities this season. That starts Week 1 with their matchup against the Ohio Bobcats. Despite being in a Power 5 conference, the Orange are underdogs against their MAC opponents.

Syracuse vs Ohio Spread Odds

  • Syracuse +1.0 -110
  • Ohio -1.0 -110

Is This More About Ohio Being Good Or Syracuse Being Bad?

It’s a fair to question to ask, but the answer is likely more about the assumption of Syracuse rather than the expectations for Ohio. The Bobcats have -150 odds to have Over 6.5 wins, but that’s nothing too special, especially in the MAC.

Further, the sports betting sites have Ohio as the fourth choice to win the MAC which further reinforces the sentiment that the sportsbooks really think Syracuse is that bad.

Ohio will have a new head coach for the first time since 2005 in this matchup which could bring the opening that Syracuse needs to start their season with a win.