Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Petersen Events Center
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The Syracuse Orange travel to Petersen Events Center to play the Pittsburgh Panthers on Wednesday, December 30, 2015. The opening line for this game has Pittsburgh as 9.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 144.
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The Orange come into this game with an overall record of 10-3 and a road record of 0-1. They are 6-6 against the spread and their over/under record is 7-5. The Panthers have an overall record of 10-1 and a home record of 8-1. They have an over/under record of 6-3 and they are 4-5 against the spread.
Michael Gbinije comes into this contest averaging 18.6 points per game while playing 37.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Orange. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 69%. Trevor Cooney averages 13.5 points per game in 36.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game for Syracuse. His field goal percentage is 35% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Michael Young averages 17.4 points per game while playing 26.7 minutes per contest this year for the Panthers. He grabs 7.6 rebounds per game and has 3.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 60% and his free throw percentage currently is at 86%. Jamel Artis averages 15.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 2.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 57% and his free throw percentage is 85%.
Syracuse averages 72.8 points per contest this season which ranks them 154th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 8.7 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 198th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 123rd in the country. They average 37.2 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game which ranks them 148th and 121st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 56th with 11.5 per game. The Orange allow 64.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 34th in the nation. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 36th and 85th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.5 rebounds a game which ranks 247th and they give up 15.1 assists per contest which puts them in 271st place in the country. They force 14.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 89th in the Division 1.
Pittsburgh averages 85.7 points per game this year which ranks them 12th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 20.4 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them sitting in the 12th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 28th in the nation. They average 41.5 rebounds per game and 20.1 assists per contest which ranks them 29th and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Panthers rank 61st with 11.6 per game. The Panthers allow 65.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 52nd in the country. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 32nd and 25th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 31.3 rebounds a game which ranks 23rd and they give up 12.4 assists per contest which puts them in 121st place in the nation. The Panthers force 11.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 302nd in college basketball.
Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 6-6 against the spread
The Syracuse Orange are 7-5 against the over/under
Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 4-5 against the spread
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 6-3 against the over/under
Syracuse Orange Injuries
No key injuries to report
Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
12/10/15 G Jonathan Milligan Redshirt out for season
Guy's Pick: Take Syracuse
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