Old Dominion at Syracuse College Basketball Picks & Predictions 12/15/2018
Saturday, December 15, 2018
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The Old Dominion Monarchs travel to Carrier Dome to play the Syracuse Orange on Saturday, December 15, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Syracuse as 11.5 point favorites.
Old Dominion heads into this matchup with a mark of 7-3. They currently have a point differential of 9.0 as they are averaging 65.6 points per contest while giving up 56.6 per game. Syracuse has an overall record of 7-2. They are averaging 71.9 points per game and surrendering 62.2, good for a point differential of 9.7.
Valuable Old Dominion Monarchs Betting Trends
The Old Dominion Monarchs are 6-4-0 against the spread
The Old Dominion Monarchs are 3-7-0 against the over/under
Important Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 4-5-0 against the spread
The Syracuse Orange are 3-6-0 against the over/under
Key Old Dominion Monarchs Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
No key injuries to report
B.J. Stith averages 18.0 points per game in 33.1 minutes per contest. He averages 1.3 assists per contest and 8.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 84%. Ahmad Caver comes into this contest averaging 18.5 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 4.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 5.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 73%.
Oshae Brissett averages 15.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.1 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 71%. Tyus Battle averages 18.0 points per game while playing 34.7 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per game and has 2.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Monarchs allow 56.6 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 6th in Division 1. They also allow a 36% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 3rd and 129th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 35.3 rebounds a game which ranks 190th, and they give up 10.3 assists per contest which puts them in 38th place in the NCAA. They force 12.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 62nd in the nation. Old Dominion averages 65.6 points per contest this season, which ranks them 324th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 9.0 and their shooting percentage is 41% as a team, which has them ranked 310th. Behind the arc they shoot 35% which is good for 154th in D-1. They average 40.1 rebounds per game and 12.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 49th and 254th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 336th with 10.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Orange surrender 62.2 points per contest, which ranks them 28th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 32nd and 76th in those defensive statistics. They rank 292nd with 15.0 assists allowed per contest, and 201st with 35.6 rebounds surrendered per game. The Orange are 234th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.0 per game. Syracuse is 244th in the country with 71.9 points per game this year. They are 278th in the D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 9.7. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 317th in the nation. They are 118th in the country in rebounding with 37.9 boards per game and 258th in assists per contest with 12.4. The Orange are 326th in turnovers per game with 11.0.
The Monarchs are 251st in the nation in offensive rating with 100.6. In terms of pace they are 345th in the country with 65.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 296th. As a team they are 305th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 145th in Division 1. Old Dominion is 318th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.9 times per 100 possessions.
Syracuse is 320th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.8 times per 100 possessions. The Orange are 145th in the country in offensive rating with 106.6. In terms of pace they are 314th in Division 1 with 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 287th. As a team they are 258th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shots, ranking 126th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Old Dominion/Syracuse college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Syracuse -11.5
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