Arkansas State at Syracuse College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/22/2018
Saturday, December 22, 2018
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The Arkansas State Red Wolves travel to Carrier Dome to play the Syracuse Orange on Saturday, December 22, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Syracuse as 20.5 point favorites.
Arkansas State heads into this matchup with a mark of 5-6. They currently have a point differential of -2.4 as they are averaging 74.5 points per contest while giving up 76.9 per game. Syracuse has an overall mark of 7-4. They are averaging 69.8 points per contest and giving up 63.5, which is a point differential of 6.3.
Valuable Arkansas State Red Wolves Betting Trends
The Arkansas State Red Wolves are 5-5-0 against the spread
The Arkansas State Red Wolves are 4-6-0 against the over/under
Important Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 4-7-0 against the spread
The Syracuse Orange are 4-7-0 against the over/under
Key Arkansas State Red Wolves Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
No key injuries to report
Ty Cockfield comes into this contest averaging 21.3 points per game while playing 33.7 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.8 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 81%. Marquis Eaton averages 10.2 points per game in 29.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.2 assists per contest and 3.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 35% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%.
Tyus Battle averages 17.8 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 78%. Oshae Brissett averages 14.5 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.1 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.5 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 66%.
Useful Team Statistics
Arkansas State averages 74.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 181st in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is -2.4 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team, which has them ranked 321st. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 152nd in the nation. They average 39.2 rebounds per game and 11.0 assists per game, which ranks them 67th and 321st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 208th with 13.2 per game. The Indians allow 76.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 285th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 31% average from behind the arc, ranking them 185th and 82nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 38.5 rebounds a game which ranks 303rd and they give up 13.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 189th place in Division 1. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 132nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Syracuse is 285th in the country with 69.8 points per game this year. They are 292nd in Division 1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 6.3. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 312th in the nation. They are 139th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.2 boards per game, and 284th in assists per contest with 12.0. The Orange are 309th in turnovers per game with 11.6. The Orange surrender 63.5 points per contest, which ranks them 34th in D-1. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 35th and 75th in those defensive statistics. They rank 268th with 14.6 assists allowed per contest and 255th with 36.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Orange are 269th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game.
The Indians have an offensive rating of 101.6, which is ranked 230th. They are 178th in college basketball in pace with 70.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 46% is 320th. As a unit they are 292nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 250th in D-1. Arkansas State is 245th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions.
Syracuse is 287th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions. The Orange are 197th in the country in offensive rating with 103.4. In terms of pace they are 306th in Division 1 with 67.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 297th. As a team they are 277th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 123rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Arkansas State/Syracuse college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Syracuse -20.5
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