Pittsburgh at Syracuse College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/16/2018
Tuesday, January 16, 2018
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The Pittsburgh Panthers travel to Carrier Dome to play the Syracuse Orange on Tuesday, January 16, 2018. The opening line for this game has Syracuse as 16.5 point favorites.
Pittsburgh heads into this matchup with a mark of 8-10. They currently have a point differential of -4.9 as they are averaging 65.9 points per contest while giving up 70.8 per game. Syracuse has an overall record of 12-6. They are averaging 70.6 points per game and surrendering 64.7, good for a point differential of 5.9.
Valuable Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 6-7 against the spread this season
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 2-11 against the over/under this year
Important Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 7-9 against the spread this season
The Syracuse Orange are 7-9 against the over/under this year
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
01/12/18 F Ryan Luther Foot is out for season
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
12/01/17 G Geno Thorpe Left Team is out for season
Jared Wilson-Frame averages 12.9 points per game while playing 28.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.1 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 80%. Marcus Carr averages 10.5 points per game in 29.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.9 assists per contest and 2.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 44% for the year while his free throw percentage is 88%.
Tyus Battle averages 20.1 points per game while playing 38.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.8 rebounds per game and has 1.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Franklin Howard averages 15.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 37.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.3 rebounds per contest and 5.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Pittsburgh averages 65.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 323rd in the nation. Their average scoring margin is -4.9 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 255th. Behind the arc they shoot 33%, which is good for 248th in the country. They average 33.4 rebounds per game and 13.2 assists per game, which ranks them 289th and 219th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 66th with 14.9 per game. The Panthers allow 70.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 145th in Division 1. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 149th and 72nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 232nd and they give up 14.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 231st place in college basketball. They force 11.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 26th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Syracuse is 272nd in the country with 70.6 points per game this year. They are 289th in D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 5.9. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 305th in college basketball. They are 27th in the nation in rebounding with 40.2 boards per game, and 328th in assists per contest with 11.3. The Orange are 176th in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Orange surrender 64.7 points per contest, which ranks them 27th in the country. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 10th and 115th in those defensive statistics. They rank 317th with 15.9 assists allowed per contest and 99th with 33.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Orange are 172nd in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game this season.
The Panthers are 303rd in the nation in offensive rating with 97.5, and their defensive rating of 104.8 is ranked 258th. In terms of pace they are 327th in the country with 66.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 202nd. As a team they are 194th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 30th in Division 1. Pittsburgh is 17th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.7 times per 100 possessions while forcing 13.9 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 49%, which is 130th in the nation.
Syracuse is 170th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.3 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 46%, which is 22nd in the nation. The Orange are 178th in the country in offensive rating with 104.6, and their defensive rating of 95.8 is ranked 67th. In terms of pace they are 344th in Division 1 with 65.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 48% is 313th. As a team they are 287th 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 Pittsburgh/Syracuse college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Syracuse -16.5
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