Georgetown at Syracuse College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/8/2018
Saturday, December 8, 2018
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The Georgetown Hoyas travel to Carrier Dome to play the Syracuse Orange on Saturday, December 8, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Syracuse as 12.5 point favorites.
Georgetown comes into this game with an overall record of 7-1. They currently have a point differential of 5.8 as they are averaging 80.0 points per game while giving up 74.3 per contest. Syracuse has an overall record of 6-2. They are averaging 71.9 points per game and surrendering 61.1, good for a point differential of 10.8.
Valuable Georgetown Hoyas Betting Trends
The Georgetown Hoyas are 2-6-0 against the spread
The Georgetown Hoyas are 6-2-0 against the over/under
Important Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 4-4-0 against the spread
The Syracuse Orange are 3-5-0 against the over/under
Key Georgetown Hoyas Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
No key injuries to report
James Akinjo averages 14.1 points per game in 30.3 minutes per contest. He averages 4.9 assists per contest and 1.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 85%. Jessie Govan comes into this contest averaging 19.5 points per game while playing 32.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 7.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Oshae Brissett averages 16.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 8.4 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 38% and his free throw percentage is 75%. Tyus Battle averages 17.0 points per game while playing 34.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.0 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hoyas allow 74.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 241st in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 36% average from behind the arc, ranking them 175th and 258th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.8 rebounds a game which ranks 79th, and they give up 14.3 assists per contest which puts them in 254th place in the NCAA. They force 13.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 151st in the nation. Georgetown averages 80.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 81st in the country. Their average scoring margin is 5.8 and their shooting percentage is 47% as a team, which has them ranked 91st. Behind the arc they shoot 36% which is good for 114th in D-1. They average 38.4 rebounds per game and 16.9 assists per contest, which ranks them 110th and 36th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 90th with 14.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Orange surrender 61.1 points per contest, which ranks them 22nd in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 34th and 77th in those defensive statistics. They rank 284th with 14.8 assists allowed per contest, and 145th with 34.5 rebounds surrendered per game. The Orange are 227th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per game. Syracuse is 238th in the country with 71.9 points per game this year. They are 276th in the D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 10.8. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 307th in the nation. They are 102nd in the country in rebounding with 38.5 boards per game and 256th in assists per contest with 12.4. The Orange are 317th in turnovers per game with 11.3.
The Hoyas are 147th in the nation in offensive rating with 106.7. In terms of pace they are 73rd in the country with 73.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 110th. As a team they are 62nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 246th in Division 1. Georgetown is 102nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.7 times per 100 possessions.
Syracuse is 303rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.1 times per 100 possessions. The Orange are 136th in the country in offensive rating with 107.3. In terms of pace they are 325th in Division 1 with 66.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 289th. As a team they are 254th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shots, ranking 152nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Georgetown/Syracuse college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Syracuse -12.5
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