Friday, March 25, 2016
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The Gonzaga Bulldogs travel to United Center to play the Syracuse Orange on Friday, March 25, 2016. The opening line for this game has Gonzaga as 5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 134.
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The Bulldogs come into this game with an overall record of 23-7 and a road record of 9-2. They are 16-15 against the spread and their over/under record is 13-15. The Orange have an overall record of 19-12 and a home record of 13-4. They have an over/under record of 16-14 and they are 18-15 against the spread.
Kyle Wiltjer comes into this contest averaging 20.4 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night so far this season for the Bulldogs. He pulls down 6.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 49% while his free throw percentage is currently at 86%. Domantas Sabonis averages 17.5 points per game in 31.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.8 assists per contest and 11.7 rebounds per game for Gonzaga. His field goal percentage is 61% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Michael Gbinije averages 17.8 points per game while playing 37.9 minutes per contest this year for the Orange. He grabs 4.1 rebounds per game and has 4.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage currently is at 67%. Malachi Richardson averages 13.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.3 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 71%.
Gonzaga averages 79.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 29th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13.1 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 10th. Behind the arc they shoot 38% which is good for 42nd in the country. They average 39.5 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per game which ranks them 32nd and 129th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 66th with 11.4 per game. The Bulldogs allow 66.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 37th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 22nd and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.3 rebounds a game which ranks 32nd and they give up 10.5 assists per contest which puts them in 12th place in the country. They force 10.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 336th in the Division 1.
Syracuse averages 70.4 points per game this year which ranks them 228th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 5.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them sitting in the 216th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 108th in the nation. They average 35.7 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per contest which ranks them 179th and 130th respectively. In the turnover department the Orange rank 115th with 12.1 per game. The Orange allow 64.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 23rd in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc ranking them 41st and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.6 rebounds a game which ranks 217th and they give up 15.1 assists per contest which puts them in 308th place in the nation. The Orange force 13.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 114th in college basketball.
The Bulldogs average 78.5 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 78.3 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 10.2 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 16.3 per contest. The Bulldogs have an offensive rating of 116 and they assist on 48.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 68.2 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 56%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they shoot 3 pointers on 35% of their shots. Gonzaga turns the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 7.5% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.3% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.1%. The Bulldogs give up 68.3 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 62 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Orange score 70.4 ppg at home and they have averaged 72 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 14.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 9 points per game. The Orange have a rating on offense of 107.2 and 57.6% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 64.9 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 51%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they attempt 3 pointers on 43% of their shots. Syracuse turns it over an average of 15.7 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 12.2% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.4% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 33.2%. The Orange give up 61.4 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 57.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Gonzaga Bulldogs Betting Trends
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 16-15 against the spread
The Gonzaga Bulldogs are 13-15 against the over/under
Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 18-15 against the spread
The Syracuse Orange are 16-14 against the over/under
Gonzaga Bulldogs Injuries
12/07/15 C Przemek Karnowski Back out for season
Syracuse Orange Injuries
No key injuries to report
Josh's Pick: Take Gonzaga
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