Eastern Michigan at Syracuse College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/27/2017
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
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The Eastern Michigan Eagles head to Carrier Dome to take on the Syracuse Orange on Wednesday, December 27, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Syracuse as 13 point favorites.
Eastern Michigan comes into this game with an overall record of 8-3. They currently have a point differential of 9.0 as they are averaging 81.4 points per game while giving up 72.4 per contest. Syracuse has an overall mark of 10-2. They are averaging 72.8 points per contest and giving up 64.0, which is a point differential of 8.8.
Valuable Eastern Michigan Eagles Betting Trends
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 5-1 against the spread this season
The Eastern Michigan Eagles are 4-2 against the over/under this year
Important Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 4-6 against the spread this season
The Syracuse Orange are 4-6 against the over/under this year
Key Eastern Michigan Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
12/01/17 G Geno Thorpe Left Team is out for season
Elijah Minnie averages 18 points per contest while playing 31.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 6.8 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is 92%. James Thompson IV averages 17.7 points per contest in 34.2 minutes per game this year. He averages 0.5 assists per game and 12.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 69% for the season while his free throw percentage is 61%.
Tyus Battle scores 19.9 points per contest while playing 36.9 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 2.6 rebounds per contest and has 1.5 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 85%. Oshae Brissett averages 15.6 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 36.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.8 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Eastern Michigan averages 81.4 points per contest this year, which is 64th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 9.0 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a unit, which has them ranked 43rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 243rd in Division 1. They average 37.3 boards per contest and 14.5 assists per game, which ranks them 137th and 154th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 192nd with 13.4 per game. The Eagles allow 72.4 points per contest, which is 189th in the country. They also surrender a 43% shooting percentage and a 38% average from 3-point range, ranking them 143rd and 304th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 145th, and they allow 16.0 assists per game which puts them in 307th place in college basketball. They force 16.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 309th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Syracuse is 221st in the country with 72.8 points per contest this season. They are 265th in the nation in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 8.8. They shoot 30% from beyond the arc, which is good for 321st in Division 1. They are 10th in the country in rebounding with 42.3 boards per contest and 268th in assists per game with 12.6. The Orange are 220th in turnovers per contest with 13.0. The Orange give up 64.0 points per game, which ranks them 30th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 39% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 29th and 149th in those defensive statistics. They rank 313th with 16.3 dimes allowed per game and 54th with 31.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Orange are 203rd in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest this year.
The Eagles are 167th in the country in defensive rating with 99.6, and their offensive rating of 112 is ranked 64th. They are 138th in college basketball in pace with 71.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 55% is 77th. As a unit they are 68th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 266th in D-1. Eastern Michigan is 220th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 19.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 50%, which is 186th in the country.
Syracuse is 241st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.4 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 53rd in the nation. The Orange are 152nd in the country in offensive rating with 106.3, and their defensive rating of 93.4 is ranked 57th. In terms of pace they are 324th in Division 1 with 67.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 301st. As a team they are 286th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 310th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Eastern Michigan/Syracuse college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Eastern Michigan +13
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