St. Bonaventure at Syracuse College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/22/2017
Friday, December 22, 2017
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The St. Bonaventure Bonnies travel to Carrier Dome to play the Syracuse Orange on Friday, December 22, 2017. The opening line for this game has Syracuse as 6.5 point favorites.
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St. Bonaventure heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-2. They currently have a point differential of 10.9 as they are averaging 76.9 points per contest while giving up 66.0 per game. Syracuse has an overall mark of 10-1. They are averaging 74.3 points per contest and giving up 64.4, which is a point differential of 9.9.
Valuable St. Bonaventure Bonnies Betting Trends
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies are 4-4 against the spread this season
The St. Bonaventure Bonnies are 3-5 against the over/under this year
Important Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 4-5 against the spread this season
The Syracuse Orange are 4-5 against the over/under this year
Key St. Bonaventure Bonnies Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
12/01/17 G Geno Thorpe Left Team is out for season
Matt Mobley averages 18.4 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 4.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage is at 85%. Courtney Stockard averages 11 points per game in 26.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.2 assists per contest and 5.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 47% for the year while his free throw percentage is 64%.
Tyus Battle averages 20.7 points per game while playing 36.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.6 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Oshae Brissett averages 15.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 36 minutes per contest. He also averages 9.5 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 35% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
St. Bonaventure averages 76.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 143rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 157th. Behind the arc they shoot 38%, which is good for 71st in the country. They average 34.4 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game, which ranks them 248th and 235th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 323rd with 11.4 per game. The Bonnies allow 66.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 63rd in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 67th and 35th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 150th and they give up 12.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 124th place in college basketball. They force 16.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 311th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Syracuse is 204th in the country with 74.3 points per game this year. They are 218th in D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 9.9. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 299th in college basketball. They are 14th in the nation in rebounding with 41.6 boards per game, and 249th in assists per contest with 12.9. The Orange are 246th in turnovers per game with 12.7. The Orange surrender 64.4 points per contest, which ranks them 40th in the country. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 36th and 132nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 316th with 16.5 assists allowed per contest and 35th with 31.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Orange are 186th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 14.2 per game this season.
The Bonnies are 82nd in the nation in offensive rating with 110.9, and their defensive rating of 95.2 is ranked 87th. In terms of pace they are 253rd in the country with 69.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 200th. As a team they are 110th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shots, ranking 314th in Division 1. St. Bonaventure is 310th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 20.7 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 75th in the nation.
Syracuse is 255th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 47%, which is 70th in the nation. The Orange are 107th in the country in offensive rating with 109.2, and their defensive rating of 94.7 is ranked 78th. In terms of pace they are 316th in Division 1 with 67.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 263rd. As a team they are 261st in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shots, ranking 309th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's St. Bonaventure/Syracuse college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Syracuse -6.5
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