Syracuse at Connecticut College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/5/2017
Tuesday, December 5, 2017
Madison Square Garden
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The Syracuse Orange travel to Madison Square Garden to play the Connecticut Huskies on Tuesday, December 5, 2017. The opening line for this game has Syracuse as 5 point favorites.
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Syracuse comes into this game with an overall record of 6-1. They currently have a point differential of 10.3 as they are averaging 72.3 points per game while giving up 62.0 per contest. Connecticut has an overall mark of 6-2. They are averaging 72.9 points per contest and giving up 73.0, which is a point differential of -0.1.
Valuable Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 2-4 against the spread this season
The Syracuse Orange are 1-5 against the over/under this year
Important Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 1-4 against the spread this season
The Connecticut Huskies are 3-2 against the over/under this year
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
12/01/17 G Geno Thorpe Left Team is out for season
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
12/04/17 G Alterique Gilbert Shoulder is "?" Tuesday vs Syracuse
11/07/17 G Sidney Wilson Eligibility is out indefinitely
Franklin Howard averages 15.6 points per game in 33.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 6.1 assists per contest and 3.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%. Tyus Battle averages 20 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Terry Larrier averages 16 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33 minutes per contest. He also averages 6.8 rebounds per contest and 0.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 81%. Jalen Adams averages 19.4 points per game while playing 37.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 4.3 rebounds per game and has 3.3 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 58%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Orange allow 62.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 25th in the nation. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 26th and 182nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.6 rebounds a game which ranks 45th, and they give up 16.0 assists per contest, which puts them in 305th place in the country. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 169th in college basketball. Syracuse averages 72.3 points per contest this season, which ranks them 235th in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 10.3 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 247th. Behind the arc they shoot 28% which is good for 332nd in D-1. They average 44.0 rebounds per game and 12.9 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 237th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 268th with 12.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Huskies surrender 73.0 points per contest, which ranks them 199th in the country. Their defense allows a 44% shooting percentage and a 36% average from 3-point range, ranking them 189th and 237th in those defensive statistics. They rank 142nd with 12.5 assists allowed per contest, and 230th with 36.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Huskies are 154th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game this season. Connecticut is 222nd in Division 1 with 72.9 points per game this year. They are 303rd in the country in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -0.1. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 297th in the nation. They are 159th in college basketball in rebounding with 37.3 boards per game and 347th in assists per contest with 9.5. The Huskies are 270th in turnovers per game with 12.4.
The Orange are 54th in the country in defensive rating with 91.9, and their offensive rating of 107.2 is ranked 148th. They are 314th in college basketball in pace with 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 292nd. As a unit they are 302nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 308th in D-1. Syracuse is 283rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.3 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 66th in the country.
Connecticut is 274th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 51%, which is 210th in Division 1. The Huskies are 185th in the nation in defensive rating with 100.2, and their offensive rating of 100 is ranked 249th. They are 215th in D-1 in pace with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 303rd. As a unit they are 286th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 174th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Syracuse/Connecticut college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Connecticut +5
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