Saturday, January 28, 2017
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The Florida State Seminoles travel to Carrier Dome to play the Syracuse Orange on Saturday, January 28, 2017. The opening line for this game has Florida State as 2 point favorites.
The Seminoles come into this game with an overall record of 18-3 and a road record of 1-2. They are 10-8 against the spread and their over/under record is 10-9. The Orange have an overall record of 12-9 and a home record of 12-2. They have an over/under record of 9-7 and they are 7-9 against the spread.
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Dwayne Bacon comes into this contest averaging 17.1 points per game while playing 28 minutes per night so far this season for the Seminoles. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is currently at 74%. Jonathan Isaac averages 12.9 points per game in 25.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 7.8 rebounds per game for Florida State. His field goal percentage is 52% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Andrew White III averages 16.3 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per contest this year for the Orange. He grabs 4.5 rebounds per game and has 1.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage currently is at 80%. Tyler Lydon averages 14.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.8 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 50% and his free throw percentage is 82%.
Florida State averages 84.2 points per contest this season which ranks them 13th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 13.1 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team which has them ranked 19th. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 127th in the country. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 14.7 assists per game which ranks them 54th and 93rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 85th with 12.4 per game. The Seminoles allow 71.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 137th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc ranking them 23rd and 107th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.6 rebounds a game which ranks 172nd and they give up 11.5 assists per contest which puts them in 53rd place in the country. They force 14.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 57th in Division 1.
Syracuse averages 75.7 points per game this year which ranks them 107th in Division 1 college basketball. Their average scoring margin is 7.4 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team which has them sitting in the 98th spot in the country. Behind the arc they shoot 39% which is good for 37th in the nation. They average 36.4 rebounds per game and 16.5 assists per contest which ranks them 145th and 26th respectively. In the turnover department the Orange rank 61st with 12 per game. The Orange allow 68.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 78th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc ranking them 52nd and 70th in those defensive statistics. Opponents average 36.7 rebounds a game which ranks 222nd and they give up 16.3 assists per contest which puts them in 329th place in the nation. The Orange force 13.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 163rd in college basketball.
The Seminoles average 72.4 points per game on the road this season and they have scored 70.7 ppg in their past 3 contests. They have an average scoring differential of 1.4 on the road and in their past 3 games their difference is -4.7 per contest. The Seminoles have an offensive rating of 113.3 and they assist on 49% of their shots. In terms of pace they average 74.3 possessions per 40 minutes and their effective field goal percentage is 54%. As a team they have a true shooting percentage of 57% and they shoot 3 pointers on 31% of their shots. Florida State turns the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions and they get a steal on 10.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 51.9% while their offensive rebound percentage is 33.1%. The Seminoles give up 71 points per game on the road this season and they have surrendered 75.3 points per contest in their last 3 games.
The Orange score 81.5 ppg at home and they have averaged 71.7 points per contest in their last 3 games.They have an average scoring differential of -10 in their past 3 contests and at home this season they have a difference of 17.8 points per game. The Orange have a rating on offense of 111 and 62.3% of their shots are assisted. They possess the ball 68.2 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 39% of their shots. Syracuse turns it over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions and they steal the ball on 12.4% of their opponents possessions. Their total rebound percentage is 49.8% while their offensive rebound percentage for the season is 32.4%. The Orange give up 63.7 points per contest at home this year and they have given up 81.7 points per game in their past 3 contests.
Florida State Seminoles Betting Trends
The Florida State Seminoles are 10-8 against the spread
The Florida State Seminoles are 10-9 against the over/under
Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 7-9 against the spread
The Syracuse Orange are 9-7 against the over/under
Florida State Seminoles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Syracuse Orange Injuries
12/17/16 C Paschal Chukwu Eye out indefinitely
11/09/16 F Matthew Moyer Toe expected to redshirt
01/20/17 G Evan Dourdas Personal has left team
Guy's Pick: Take Florida State -2
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