Buffalo at Syracuse College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/19/2017
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
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The Buffalo Bulls travel to Carrier Dome to play the Syracuse Orange on Tuesday, December 19, 2017. The opening line for this game has Syracuse as 11 point favorites.
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Buffalo comes into this game with an overall record of 7-3. They currently have a point differential of 5.6 as they are averaging 82.1 points per game while giving up 76.5 per contest. Syracuse has an overall mark of 9-1. They are averaging 73.6 points per contest and giving up 63.4, which is a point differential of 10.2.
Valuable Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 4-4 against the spread this season
The Buffalo Bulls are 4-4 against the over/under this year
Important Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 4-4 against the spread this season
The Syracuse Orange are 3-5 against the over/under this year
Key Buffalo Bulls Injuries
11/15/17 F Ikenna Smart Back is out indefinitely
11/09/17 G Wes Clark Eligibility is out indefinitely
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
12/01/17 G Geno Thorpe Left Team is out for season
C.J. Massinburg averages 20 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is at 72%. Nick Perkins averages 14.2 points per game in 27.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.9 assists per contest and 5.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 76%.
Tyus Battle averages 21.5 points per game while playing 35.8 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Franklin Howard averages 15.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.9 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.8 rebounds per contest and 6.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
Buffalo averages 82.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 55th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 189th. Behind the arc they shoot 35%, which is good for 193rd in the country. They average 38.8 rebounds per game and 15.9 assists per game, which ranks them 78th and 74th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 116th with 14.4 per game. The Bulls allow 76.5 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 266th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 173rd and 250th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.0 rebounds a game which ranks 286th and they give up 11.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 66th place in college basketball. They force 16.2 turnovers per game which ranks them 293rd in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Syracuse is 213th in the country with 73.6 points per game this year. They are 243rd in D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 10.2. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 314th in college basketball. They are 13th in the nation in rebounding with 42.1 boards per game, and 245th in assists per contest with 12.9. The Orange are 268th in turnovers per game with 12.5. The Orange surrender 63.4 points per contest, which ranks them 30th in the country. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 42nd and 151st in those defensive statistics. They rank 313th with 16.3 assists allowed per contest and 26th with 30.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Orange are 191st in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per game this season.
The Bulls are 177th in the country in defensive rating with 100, and their offensive rating of 107.3 is ranked 139th. They are 26th in college basketball in pace with 75.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 165th. As a unit they are 190th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 78th in D-1. Buffalo is 204th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 130th in the country.
Syracuse is 276th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 79th in the nation. The Orange are 113th in the country in offensive rating with 108.7, and their defensive rating of 93.6 is ranked 64th. In terms of pace they are 326th in Division 1 with 66.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 279th. As a team they are 278th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 301st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Buffalo/Syracuse college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Syracuse -11
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