Northeastern at Syracuse College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/4/2018
Tuesday, December 4, 2018
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The Northeastern Huskies travel to Carrier Dome to play the Syracuse Orange on Tuesday, December 4, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Syracuse as 12 point favorites.
Northeastern comes into this game with an overall record of 4-4. They currently have a point differential of 0.8 as they are averaging 73.5 points per game while giving up 72.8 per contest. Syracuse has an overall mark of 5-2. They are averaging 71.9 points per contest and giving up 62.9, which is a point differential of 9.0.
Valuable Northeastern Huskies Betting Trends
The Northeastern Huskies are 4-4-0 against the spread
The Northeastern Huskies are 6-2-0 against the over/under
Important Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 3-4-0 against the spread
The Syracuse Orange are 3-4-0 against the over/under
Key Northeastern Huskies Injuries
11/28/18 G Maxime Boursiquot Undisclosed is out indefinitely
11/28/18 G Shawn Occeus Undisclosed is out indefinitely
11/28/18 G Vasa Pusica Wrist is out indefinitely
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jordan Roland comes into this contest averaging 15.9 points per game while playing 31.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.4 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 51% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 95%. Vasa Pusica averages 14.2 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 4.2 assists per contest and 2.6 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 38% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%.
Tyus Battle averages 19.1 points per game while playing 35.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 51% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Oshae Brissett averages 15.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.6 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 73%.
Useful Team Statistics
Northeastern averages 73.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 209th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 0.8 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 60th. Behind the arc they shoot 41% which is good for 20th in the nation. They average 29.3 rebounds per game and 15.1 assists per game, which ranks them 344th and 101st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 263rd with 12.3 per game. The Huskies allow 72.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 211th in the country. They also allow a 49% shooting percentage and a 37% average from behind the arc, ranking them 334th and 299th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.3 rebounds a game which ranks 14th and they give up 14.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 249th place in Division 1. They force 11.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 27th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Syracuse is 242nd in the country with 71.9 points per game this year. They are 280th in Division 1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 9.0. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 304th in the nation. They are 136th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.9 boards per game, and 299th in assists per contest with 11.3. The Orange are 282nd in turnovers per game with 11.9. The Orange surrender 62.9 points per contest, which ranks them 38th in D-1. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 56th and 122nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 301st with 15.3 assists allowed per contest and 183rd with 35.3 rebounds surrendered per game. The Orange are 267th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game.
The Huskies are 67th in the nation in offensive rating with 112.2. In terms of pace they are 340th in the country with 65.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 58% is 16th. As a team they are 8th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 62% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 28th in Division 1. Northeastern is 140th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17 times per 100 possessions.
Syracuse is 264th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions. The Orange are 166th in the country in offensive rating with 105.7. In terms of pace they are 300th in Division 1 with 68 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 47% is 298th. As a team they are 260th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 38% of their shots, ranking 190th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Northeastern/Syracuse college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Syracuse -12
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