Thursday, January 28, 2016
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish travel to Carrier Dome to play the Syracuse Orange on Thursday, January 28, 2016. The opening line for this game has Syracuse as 2.5 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 140.
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The Fighting Irish come into this game with an overall record of 14-5 and a road record of 3-1. They are 7-9 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-7. The Orange have an overall record of 13-8 and a home record of 8-3. They have an over/under record of 10-10 and they are 10-10 against the spread.
Demetrius Jackson comes into this contest averaging 16.6 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night so far this season for the Fighting Irish. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 50% while his free throw percentage is currently at 76%. Zach Auguste averages 13.9 points per game in 29.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.5 assists per contest and 10.1 rebounds per game for Notre Dame. His field goal percentage is 54% for the year while his free throw percentage is 63%.
Michael Gbinije averages 17.4 points per game while playing 37.8 minutes per contest this year for the Orange. He grabs 4 rebounds per game and has 4.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage currently is at 66%. Trevor Cooney averages 13.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.4 rebounds per contest and 2.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Notre Dame averages 79.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 44th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.1 and their shooting percentage is 50% as a team which has them ranked 7th. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 31st in the country. They average 36.3 rebounds per game and 14.4 assists per game which ranks them 161st and 100th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 2nd with 9.2 per game. The Fighting Irish allow 69.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 114th in the nation. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 39% average from behind the arc ranking them 120th and 330th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.7 rebounds a game which ranks 24th and they give up 13.2 assists per contest which puts them in 176th place in the country. They force 9.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 341st in the Division 1.
Syracuse averages 70.4 points per game this year which ranks them 212th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 5.8 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team which has them sitting in the 270th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 128th in the nation. They average 36.7 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per contest which ranks them 141st and 147th respectively. In the turnover department the Orange rank 58th with 11.6 per game. The Orange allow 64.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 30th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 29% average from behind the arc ranking them 53rd and 11th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 37.4 rebounds a game which ranks 235th and they give up 15.3 assists per contest which puts them in 296th place in the nation. The Orange force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 117th in college basketball.
The Fighting Irish average 76.1 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 84.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.8 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 11 per contest. The Fighting Irish have an offensive rating of 120.5 and they assist on 50.1% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 65.7 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 57%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 59% and they shoot 3 pointers on 34% of their shots. Notre Dame turns the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 8.7% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 53.4% while their offensive rebound percentage is 32.7%.
The Orange score 70.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 70.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 7.3 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 10.8 points per game. The Orange have a rating on offense of 107.3 and 56.5% 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 50%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 53% and they attempt 3 pointers on 43% of their shots. Syracuse turns it over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 13.1% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.6% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 34.6%.
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 7-9 against the spread
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 10-7 against the over/under
Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 10-10 against the spread
The Syracuse Orange are 10-10 against the over/under
Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
01/27/16 G Demetrius Jackson Hamstring left last game, expected to miss Thursday vs. Syracuse
Syracuse Orange Injuries
No key injuries to report
Guy's Pick: Take Notre Dame
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