Morehead State at Syracuse College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/10/2018
Saturday, November 10, 2018
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The Morehead State Eagles travel to Carrier Dome to play the Syracuse Orange on Saturday, November 10, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Syracuse as 23 point favorites.
Morehead State comes into this game after finishing last season with an overall record of 8-21. They had a point differential of -5.6 as they averaged 70.4 points per game while giving up 76.0 per contest. Syracuse had an overall mark of 19-12 last year. They averaged 66.6 points per contest and gave up 63.8, which was a point differential of 2.9.
Valuable Morehead State Eagles Betting Trends
The Morehead State Eagles were 13-10-1 against the spread last season
The Morehead State Eagles were 12-12-0 against the over/under last year
Important Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange were 18-17-0 against the spread last season
The Syracuse Orange were 13-16-0 against the over/under last year
Key Morehead State Eagles Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
11/09/18 G Frank Howard Ankle is questionable Saturday vs Morehead State
Jordan Walker comes into this contest after averaging 12.2 points per game while playing 31.6 minutes per night last season. He pulled down 3.2 rebounds per game and dished out 2.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage was 40% while his free throw percentage finished at 74%. Lamontray Harris averaged 11.0 points per game in 23.2 minutes per contest last season. He averaged 0.9 assists per contest and 6.3 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage was 47% for the year while his free throw percentage was 87%.
Tyus Battle averaged 19.2 points per game while playing 39.0 minutes per contest last year. He grabbed 2.9 rebounds per game and had 2.1 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage was 40% and his free throw percentage was at 84%. Oshae Brissett averaged 14.9 points per game last season and he saw the court an average of 38.1 minutes per contest. He also averaged 8.8 rebounds per contest and 0.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage was 35% and his free throw percentage was 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Morehead State averaged 70.4 points per contest last season, which ranked them 259th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin was -5.6 and their shooting percentage was 43% as a team, which had them ranked 265th. Behind the arc they shot 32% which was good for 311th in the nation. They averaged 35.9 rebounds per game and 11.9 assists per game, which ranked them 140th and 299th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they ranked 8th with 15.7 per game. The Eagles allowed 76.0 points per game to their opponents which ranked them 271st in the country. They also allowed a 47% shooting percentage and a 35% average from behind the arc, ranking them 303rd and 201st in those defensive categories. Opponents averaged 33.9 rebounds a game which ranked 123rd and they gave up 15.9 assists per contest, which put them in 327th place in the nation. They forced 14.0 turnovers per game which ranked them 259th among NCAA teams.
Useful Team Statistics
Syracuse was 317th in the country with 66.6 points per game last year. They were 315th in Division 1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin was 2.9. They shot 32% from 3-point range, which was good for 329th in the nation. They were 89th in the country in rebounding with 37.2 boards per game, and 337th in assists per contest with 10.7. The Orange were 223rd in turnovers per game with 12.4. The Orange surrendered 63.8 points per contest, which ranked them 10th in D-1. Their defense allowed a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 5th and 21st in those defensive statistics. They ranked 329th with 16.0 assists allowed per contest and 95th with 33.4 rebounds surrendered per game. The Orange were 146th in the country in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per game last season.
The Eagles had an offensive rating of 99.3, which was ranked 292nd. They were 120th in college basketball in pace with 70.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% was 269th. As a unit they were 263rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shot 3-pointers on 38% of their shot attempts, ranking 150th in D-1. Morehead State was 13th in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 19.1 times per 100 possessions.
Syracuse was 154th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turned the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions. The Orange were 239th in the country in offensive rating with 102.2. In terms of pace they were 344th in Division 1 with 64.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% was 331st. As a team they were 295th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shot 3-pointers on 33% of their shots, ranking 290th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Morehead State/Syracuse college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Syracuse -23
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