Syracuse at Georgetown College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/16/2017
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Capital One Arena
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The Syracuse Orange head to Capital One Arena to take on the Georgetown Hoyas on Saturday, December 16, 2017. The opening line for this matchup has Syracuse as 2 point favorites.
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Syracuse comes into this game with an overall record of 8-1. They currently have a point differential of 10.6 as they are averaging 72.2 points per game while giving up 61.7 per contest. Georgetown has an overall record of 8-0. They are averaging 82.0 points per game and surrendering 64.3, good for a point differential of 17.8.
Valuable Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 3-4 against the spread this season
The Syracuse Orange are 2-5 against the over/under this year
Important Georgetown Hoyas Betting Trends
The Georgetown Hoyas are 1-4 against the spread this season
The Georgetown Hoyas are 2-3 against the over/under this year
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
12/15/17 F Bourama Sidibe Ankle is upgraded to probable Saturday vs Georgetown
12/01/17 G Geno Thorpe Left Team is out for season
Key Georgetown Hoyas Injuries
12/15/17 F George Muresan Strep Throat is "?" Saturday vs Syracuse
11/25/17 F Trey Mourning Undisclosed is out indefinitely
Tyus Battle averages 20.7 points per contest while playing 34.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.6 assists per game. His FG percentage is 63% while his free throw percentage is 79%. Franklin Howard averages 14.7 points per contest in 35 minutes per game this year. He averages 6 assists per game and 4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% for the season while his free throw percentage is 77%.
Jessie Govan scores 20.6 points per contest while playing 31.9 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 13 rebounds per contest and has 1.4 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is at 68%. Marcus Derrickson averages 13.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28.5 minutes per game. He also brings in 7.3 rebounds per game and has 1.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 53% and his free throw percentage is 93%.
Useful Team Statistics
Syracuse averages 72.2 points per contest this year, which is 238th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 10.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 221st. From 3-point territory they shoot 29%, which is good for 335th in Division 1. They average 41.9 boards per contest and 12.7 assists per game, which ranks them 15th and 264th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 291st with 12.1 per game. The Orange allow 61.7 points per contest, which is 17th in the country. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 33rd and 208th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 30.0 rebounds a game which ranks 18th, and they allow 15.9 assists per game which puts them in 299th place in college basketball. They force 14.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 184th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgetown is 55th in the country with 82.0 points per contest this season. They are 29th in the nation in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 17.8. They shoot 39% from beyond the arc, which is good for 53rd in Division 1. They are 25th in the country in rebounding with 41.4 boards per contest and 13th in assists per game with 18.8. The Hoyas are 77th in turnovers per contest with 15.0. The Hoyas give up 64.3 points per game, which ranks them 42nd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 38% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 26th and 12th in those defensive statistics. They rank 113th with 12.1 dimes allowed per game and 10th with 29.6 boards surrendered per contest. The Hoyas are 92nd in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.8 per contest this year.
The Orange are 57th in the country in defensive rating with 92.8, and their offensive rating of 108.7 is ranked 119th. They are 332nd in college basketball in pace with 66.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 275th. As a unit they are 281st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 31% of their shot attempts, ranking 295th in D-1. Syracuse is 285th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 80th in the country.
Georgetown is 81st in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.1 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 44%, which is 22nd in Division 1. The Hoyas are 30th in the nation in defensive rating with 89.7, and their offensive rating of 114.5 is ranked 44th. They are 158th in D-1 in pace with 71.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 57% is 35th. As a unit they are 23rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 237th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Syracuse/Georgetown college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Syracuse -2
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