Saturday, December 19, 2015
For Updated Odds on This Game Click Here
The Cornell Big Red travel to Carrier Dome to play the Syracuse Orange on Saturday, December 19, 2015. The opening line for this game has Syracuse as 18.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 145.
The Big Red come into this game with an overall record of 5-4 and a road record of 1-4. They are 1-3 against the spread and their over/under record is 2-2. The Orange have an overall record of 7-3 and a home record of 4-1. They have an over/under record of 6-3 and they are 4-5 against the spread.
Robert Hatter comes into this contest averaging 19.6 points per game while playing 28 minutes per night so far this season for the Big Red. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Matt Morgan averages 14.4 points per game in 28.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game for Cornell. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%.
Michael Gbinije averages 19.8 points per game while playing 37.4 minutes per contest this year for the Orange. He grabs 3.4 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage currently is at 71%. Trevor Cooney averages 14 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 38.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 2.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 34% and his free throw percentage is 80%.
Cornell averages 76.5 points per contest this season which ranks them 93rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -8.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 164th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 87th in the country. They average 34.1 rebounds per game and 12 assists per game which ranks them 259th and 236th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 324th with 15.4 per game. The Big Red allow 85 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 332nd in the nation. They also allow a 47% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 286th and 255th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 41.5 rebounds a game which ranks 313th and they give up 19.2 assists per contest which puts them in 347th place in the country. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 90th in the Division 1.
Syracuse averages 71.8 points per game this year which ranks them 167th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 5.7 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 232nd spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 95th in the nation. They average 35.4 rebounds per game and 13.4 assists per contest which ranks them 212th and 160th respectively. In the turnover department the Orange rank 129th with 12.5 per game. The Orange allow 66.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 58th in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 44th and 114th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 39.8 rebounds a game which ranks 280th and they give up 14.8 assists per contest which puts them in 260th place in the nation. The Orange force 14.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 64th in college basketball.
Cornell Big Red Betting Trends
The Cornell Big Red are 1-3 against the spread
The Cornell Big Red are 2-2 against the over/under
Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 4-5 against the spread
The Syracuse Orange are 6-3 against the over/under
Cornell Big Red Injuries
No key injuries to report
Syracuse Orange Injuries
12/03/15 HC Jim Boeheim Suspension expected to miss 9 games
Josh's Pick: Take Cornell
Get $60 worth of FREE premium member picks. No Obligation. No Salesman. No Credit Card. Fast Sign up with Instant Access Click Here
Read more articles by Josh Schonwald
Get all of this Weeks College Basketball Picks
Get all of this Weeks guaranteed Expert College Basketball Picks