How Has Syracuse Performed Against the Spread Under Dino Babers?

How Has Syracuse Performed Against the Spread Under Dino Babers?
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Entering his eighth season at Syracuse, head coach Dino Babers is looking for his second consecutive bowl appearance (and third overall). He hopes to rekindle the magic of 2018, when the Orange went 10-3 and won the Camping World Bowl over West Virginia, 34-18.

Babers enters the season with a 73-65 overall record (36-49 with the Orange). Syracuse was 7-6 last season and lost to Minnesota, 28-20, in the Pinstripe Bowl last year at Yankee Stadium in New York.

There is no wagering on Syracuse or other in-state college teams at New York sportsbooks.

You can bet on Syracuse in other states, which made us wonder: How has Syracuse fared against the spread (ATS) under Babers?

EmpireStakes.com – your source for NY sportsbook promos - utilized records from TeamRankings.com to determine which ACC football coaches have the best records ATS.

For this list, only games from the coach’s current stint were included. Games played as interim head coach were not included. Teams with new coaches entering the 2023 season were not included.

ACC Coaches Against the Spread

Before the season, here is the lay of the land within the ACC. These are figures you won’t find on any New York betting apps.

TeamCoachATS RecordCover %t
DukeMike Elko9-469.2%
Clemson Dabo Swinney105-86-155%
SyracuseDino Babers45-39-153.6%
Wake ForestDave Clawson59-51-253.6%
PittPat Narduzzi53-48-253.9%
Florida StateMike Norvell17-1750%
NC StateDave Doeren59-65-247.6%
North CarolinaMack Brown23-27-246%
Boston CollegeJeff Hafley16-1945.7%
VirginiaTony Elliott4-640%
Virginia TechBrent Pry4-736.4%
MiamiMario Cristobal2-1016.7%

 

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Babers Has Done Well ATS

Babers, 62, sits third amongst all ACC head coaches with a 45-39-1 (53.6%) against the spread. He is one of six coaches in the conference to be above 50%.

Second-year head coach Mike Elko of Duke leads all coaches after a debut year of 9-4 (69.2%) ATS last season.

BetMGM Sportsbook Future Odds

Syracuse opens its 2023 season at home versus in-state for Colgate Sept. 2 at 4 p.m. The ACC opener also is at home against Clemson Sept. 30.

BetMGM NY won’t be posting odds on the Orange, but let’s look at the board in other states.

  • To win the ACC: +6000 (10th favorite). For comparison, favorite Clemson is +140, with Florida State right behind at +170.
  • Regular season wins (Over/Under 6.5): Over (+145), Under (-175).
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Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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