Don’t let the #2 ranking fool you. When it’s all said and done the Syracuse men’s basketball team just might be the very best team in all of college basketball betting. This team is talented, deep, well-coached and full of great individual players. It seems a lock for a number one seed in the NCAA odds tournament and could very well be the 2010 college basketball betting champion.
So just what makes this team so good? After all, there are a lot of great teams in the NCAA odds this season with the likes of #1 Kansas, #3 Kentucky, and even fellow Big East team #4 Villanova all with credible claims to the top spot in college basketball betting.
While these are all fine teams the Orangemen look like the team to beat because of their defense and their personnel. The front court of Syracuse led by Wesley Johnson, Kris Joseph and Arinze Onuaku all average double digits in scoring and account for 19 rebounds a game to go along with a combined 3.5 blocks per game. But numbers aside these guys are huge, intimidating and talented.
Aside from the inside dominance this team’s zone defense is by far the best in the college basketball betting. None other than the great Bob Knight called Syracuse’s zone the best he’d ever seen in basketball, high praise indeed coming from the all time winningest coach in NCAA odds history.
The Orangemen will be as battle tested as any team in the Tournament as well having to run the gauntlet of the regular season Big East schedule as well as the grueling Big East Tournament.