Oakland at Syracuse College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/20/2017
Monday, November 20, 2017
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The Oakland Golden Grizzlies travel to Carrier Dome to play the Syracuse Orange on Monday, November 20, 2017. The opening line for this game has Syracuse as 9 point favorites.
Oakland heads into this matchup with a mark of 2-1. They currently have a point differential of 6.7 as they are averaging 82.0 points per contest while giving up 75.3 per game. Syracuse has an overall mark of 3-0. They are averaging 76.0 points per contest and giving up 58.0, which is a point differential of 18.0.
Valuable Oakland Golden Grizzlies Betting Trends
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are 1-1 against the spread this season
The Oakland Golden Grizzlies are 1-1 against the over/under this year
Important Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 1-1 against the spread this season
The Syracuse Orange are 0-2 against the over/under this year
Key Oakland Golden Grizzlies Injuries
11/07/17 C Brad Brechting Foot is out indefinitely
11/06/17 F Jalen Hayes Suspension 4-game suspension (eligible to return 11/24 vs. Kansas)
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
No key injuries to report
Kendrick Nunn averages 28 points per game while playing 36 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 54% while his free throw percentage is at 90%. Martez Walker averages 24.3 points per game in 35 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 61% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Tyus Battle averages 22.3 points per game while playing 29.7 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 54% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Franklin Howard averages 12 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 31.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 3 rebounds per contest and 5.3 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
Oakland averages 82.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 109th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 6.7 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 113th. Behind the arc they shoot 40%, which is good for 68th in the country. They average 38.3 rebounds per game and 17.3 assists per game, which ranks them 170th and 71st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 115th with 15.0 per game. The Golden Grizzlies allow 75.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 231st in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 26% average from behind the arc, ranking them 227th and 41st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.7 rebounds a game which ranks 214th and they give up 15.3 assists per contest, which puts them in 272nd place in college basketball. They force 10.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 25th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Syracuse is 181st in the country with 76.0 points per game this year. They are 174th in D-1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 18.0. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 181st in college basketball. They are 27th in the nation in rebounding with 45.0 boards per game, and 110th in assists per contest with 15.7. The Orange are 307th in turnovers per game with 11.0. The Orange surrender 58.0 points per contest, which ranks them 26th in the country. Their defense allows a 35% shooting percentage and a 28% average from 3-point range, ranking them 39th and 68th in those defensive statistics. They rank 249th with 14.7 assists allowed per contest and 53rd with 31.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Orange are 76th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.3 per game this season.
The Golden Grizzlies are 207th in the country in defensive rating with 100.9, and their offensive rating of 109.8 is ranked 122nd. They are 104th in college basketball in pace with 74.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 82nd. As a unit they are 81st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shot attempts, ranking 96th in D-1. Oakland is 114th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 135th in the country.
Syracuse is 299th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.4 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 42%, which is 51st in Division 1. The Orange are 79th in the nation in defensive rating with 88.8, and their offensive rating of 116.3 is ranked 64th. They are 341st in D-1 in pace with 65.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 198th. As a unit they are 210th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 262nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Oakland/Syracuse college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Syracuse -9
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