Buffalo at Syracuse College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/18/2018
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
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The Buffalo Bulls travel to Carrier Dome to play the Syracuse Orange on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Syracuse as 3 point favorites.
Buffalo heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-0. They currently have a point differential of 17.8 as they are averaging 85.2 points per contest while giving up 67.4 per game. Syracuse has an overall mark of 7-3. They are averaging 70.9 points per contest and giving up 62.8, which is a point differential of 8.1.
Valuable Buffalo Bulls Betting Trends
The Buffalo Bulls are 6-2-1 against the spread
The Buffalo Bulls are 4-5-0 against the over/under
Important Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 4-6-0 against the spread
The Syracuse Orange are 4-6-0 against the over/under
Key Buffalo Bulls Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
No key injuries to report
C.J. Massinburg comes into this contest averaging 17.1 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 7.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 87%. Nick Perkins averages 13.8 points per game in 24.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 0.6 assists per contest and 8.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 46% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%.
Tyus Battle averages 18.5 points per game while playing 35.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Oshae Brissett averages 14.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.2 rebounds per contest and 1.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 69%.
Useful Team Statistics
Buffalo averages 85.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 16th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 17.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 92nd. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 206th in the nation. They average 39.5 rebounds per game and 18.8 assists per game, which ranks them 57th and 9th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 314th with 11.4 per game. The Bulls allow 67.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 79th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 94th and 50th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.9 rebounds a game which ranks 220th and they give up 9.4 assists per contest, which puts them in 14th place in Division 1. They force 16.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 317th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Syracuse is 264th in the country with 70.9 points per game this year. They are 295th in Division 1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 8.1. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 309th in the nation. They are 137th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.4 boards per game, and 254th in assists per contest with 12.5. The Orange are 322nd in turnovers per game with 11.2. The Orange surrender 62.8 points per contest, which ranks them 29th in D-1. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 44th and 84th in those defensive statistics. They rank 285th with 14.9 assists allowed per contest and 209th with 35.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Orange are 263rd in country in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per game.
The Bulls are 28th in the nation in offensive rating with 114.7. In terms of pace they are 81st in the country with 73.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 90th. As a team they are 98th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 93rd in Division 1. Buffalo is 340th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions.
Syracuse is 311th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions. The Orange are 164th in the country in offensive rating with 105.2. In terms of pace they are 316th in Division 1 with 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 291st. As a team they are 274th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 112th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Buffalo/Syracuse college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Syracuse -3
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