Saturday, April 3, 2016
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The Syracuse Orange travel to NRG Stadium to play the North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday, April 3, 2016. The opening line for this game has North Carolina as 10 point favorites and the over/under has been set at 149.
The Orange come into this game with an overall record of 19-12 and a road record of 3-7. They are 20-15 against the spread and their over/under record is 16-14. The Tar Heels have an overall record of 25-6 and a home record of 15-1. They have an over/under record of 16-15 and they are 18-18 against the spread.
Michael Gbinije comes into this contest averaging 17.6 points per game while playing 37.9 minutes per night so far this season for the Orange. He pulls down 4.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is currently at 66%. Malachi Richardson averages 13.3 points per game in 34.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 4.3 rebounds per game for Syracuse. His field goal percentage is 37% for the year while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Brice Johnson averages 17.1 points per game while playing 27.9 minutes per contest this year for the Tar Heels. He grabs 10.5 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 62% and his free throw percentage currently is at 79%. Joel Berry averages 12.7 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 30.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.2 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 86%.
Syracuse averages 70.1 points per contest this season which ranks them 235th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.5 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team which has them ranked 232nd. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 112th in the country. They average 35.8 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per game which ranks them 171st and 142nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 99th with 11.9 per game. The Orange allow 64.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 22nd in the nation. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc ranking them 42nd and 13th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.5 rebounds a game which ranks 214th and they give up 15.3 assists per contest which puts them in 317th place in the country. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 109th in the Division 1.
North Carolina averages 83 points per game this year which ranks them 7th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 13.1 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team which has them sitting in the 14th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 285th in the nation. They average 40.7 rebounds per game and 17.7 assists per contest which ranks them 12th and 4th respectively. In the turnover department the Tar Heels rank 28th with 10.7 per game. The Tar Heels allow 69.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 120th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc ranking them 57th and 252nd in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 32.3 rebounds a game which ranks 33rd and they give up 11.1 assists per contest which puts them in 40th place in the nation. The Tar Heels force 12.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 141st in college basketball.
The Orange average 69.8 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 68.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 2.3 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is 11.3 per contest. The Orange have an offensive rating of 106.8 and they assist on 56.9% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 64.9 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 50%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 54% and they shoot 3 pointers on 42% of their shots. Syracuse turns the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 12.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.5% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33%. The Orange give up 67.5 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 57.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Tar Heels score 86.1 ppg at home and they have averaged 91.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of 16 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 18.2 points per game. The Tar Heels have a rating on offense of 117.7 and 57.5% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 70.5 times per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage for the year is 53%. As an offensive unit they have a true shooting percentage of 56% and they attempt 3 pointers on 27% of their shots. North Carolina turns it over an average of 12.8 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 9.6% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 55.7% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 39.6%. The Tar Heels give up 67.8 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 75.3 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 16-15 against the spread
The Syracuse Orange are 16-14 against the over/under
North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 15-17 against the spread
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 16-15 against the over/under
Syracuse Orange Injuries
No key injuries to report
North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
No key injuries to report
Tony 's Pick: Take Syracuse
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