Notre Dame at Syracuse College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/6/2018
Saturday, January 6, 2018
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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish travel to Carrier Dome to play the Syracuse Orange on Saturday, January 6, 2018. The opening line for this game has Syracuse as 11.5 point favorites.
Notre Dame heads into this matchup with a mark of 12-3. They currently have a point differential of 16.6 as they are averaging 81.7 points per contest while giving up 65.1 per game. Syracuse has an overall mark of 12-3. They are averaging 71.4 points per contest and giving up 62.9, which is a point differential of 8.5.
Valuable Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 5-6 against the spread this season
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 6-5 against the over/under this year
Important Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 6-7 against the spread this season
The Syracuse Orange are 5-8 against the over/under this year
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
11/05/17 F Austin Torres Undisclosed is out indefinitely
01/05/18 G Matt Farrell Ankle left last game, is OUT Saturday vs Syracuse
01/02/18 F Bonzie Colson Foot is out indefinitely
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
12/01/17 G Geno Thorpe Left Team is out for season
01/05/18 F Bourama Sidibe Knee is "?" Saturday vs Notre Dame
Rex Pflueger averages 9.3 points per game in 32.5 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.7 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 81%. Temple Gibbs averages 14.6 points per game while playing 35.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.9 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 77%.
Franklin Howard averages 15.8 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 5.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 72%. Tyus Battle averages 19.4 points per game while playing 37.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 1.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 82%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Fighting Irish allow 65.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 40th in the nation. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 45th and 115th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.3 rebounds a game which ranks 141st, and they give up 13.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 195th place in the country. They force 12.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 100th in college basketball. Notre Dame averages 81.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 51st in Division 1. Their average scoring margin is 16.6 and their shooting percentage is 49% as a team, which has them ranked 28th. Behind the arc they shoot 40% which is good for 30th in D-1. They average 36.5 rebounds per game and 14.8 assists per game, which ranks them 167th and 128th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 349th with 9.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Orange surrender 62.9 points per contest, which ranks them 20th in the country. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 19th and 151st in those defensive statistics. They rank 310th with 15.9 assists allowed per contest, and 48th with 31.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Orange are 197th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.0 per game this season. Syracuse is 259th in Division 1 with 71.4 points per game this year. They are 258th in the country in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 8.5. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 320th in the nation. They are 20th in college basketball in rebounding with 40.9 boards per game and 286th in assists per contest with 12.2. The Orange are 211th in turnovers per game with 13.0.
The Fighting Irish are 61st in the country in defensive rating with 94.8, and their offensive rating of 118.9 is ranked 13th. They are 291st in college basketball in pace with 68.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 56% is 33rd. As a unit they are 25th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 211th in D-1. Notre Dame is 349th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 44th in the country.
Syracuse is 211th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.2 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 46th in the nation. The Orange are 162nd in the country in offensive rating with 105.7, and their defensive rating of 93.2 is ranked 40th. In terms of pace they are 335th in Division 1 with 66.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 294th. As a team they are 267th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 300th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Notre Dame/Syracuse college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Syracuse -11.5
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