Syracuse at Connecticut College Basketball Picks & Predictions 11/15/2018
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Madison Square Garden
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The Syracuse Orange travel to Madison Square Garden to play the Connecticut Huskies on Thursday, November 15, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has Syracuse as 10.5 point favorites.
Syracuse heads into this matchup with a mark of 2-0. They currently have a point differential of 23.0 as they are averaging 75.0 points per contest while giving up 52.0 per game. Connecticut has an overall record of 2-0. They are averaging 87.0 points per game and surrendering 68.0, good for a point differential of 19.0.
Valuable Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 1-1-0 against the spread
The Syracuse Orange are 1-1-0 against the over/under
Important Connecticut Huskies Betting Trends
The Connecticut Huskies are 1-1-0 against the spread
The Connecticut Huskies are 1-0-1 against the over/under
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
11/09/18 G Frank Howard Ankle is out indefinitely
Key Connecticut Huskies Injuries
11/14/18 F Isaiah Whaley Ankle is questionable Thursday vs Syracuse
10/31/18 G Sidney Wilson Suspension is out indefinitely
Oshae Brissett comes into this contest averaging 18.5 points per game while playing 32.5 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 10.5 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 64% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 70%. Tyus Battle averages 15.5 points per game in 34.0 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.0 assists per contest and 3.0 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 92%.
Jalen Adams averages 18.0 points per game while playing 25.5 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 2.5 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Tarin Smith averages 17.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.5 rebounds per contest and 3.0 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 64% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Syracuse averages 75.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 212th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 23.0 and their shooting percentage is 40% as a team, which has them ranked 290th. Behind the arc they shoot 18% which is good for 347th in the nation. They average 52.5 rebounds per game and 11.0 assists per game, which ranks them 6th and 291st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 247th with 12.0 per game. The Orange allow 52.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 15th in the country. They also allow a 32% shooting percentage and a 22% average from behind the arc, ranking them 15th and 25th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 40.0 rebounds a game which ranks 272nd and they give up 12.5 assists per contest, which puts them in 162nd place in Division 1. They force 15.5 turnovers per game which ranks them 199th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Connecticut is 79th in the country with 87.0 points per game this year. They are 57th in Division 1 in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 19.0. They shoot 40% from 3-point range, which is good for 87th in the nation. They are 208th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.0 boards per game, and 134th in assists per contest with 15.5. The Huskies are 236th in turnovers per game with 12.5. The Huskies surrender 68.0 points per contest, which ranks them 141st in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 163rd and 195th in those defensive statistics. They rank 152nd with 12.0 assists allowed per contest and 57th with 30.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Huskies are 281st in country in forcing turnovers with 17.5 per game.
The Orange have an offensive rating of 102.7, which is ranked 217th. They are 178th in college basketball in pace with 72.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 42% is 327th. As a unit they are 312th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 48% and they shoot 3-pointers on 25% of their shot attempts, ranking 338th in D-1. Syracuse is 289th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 13.2 times per 100 possessions.
Connecticut is 238th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions. The Huskies have an offensive rating of 120.8, which is ranked 49th. They are 202nd in D-1 in pace with 72.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 59% is 56th. As a unit they are 73rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 60% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 207th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Syracuse/Connecticut college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Connecticut +10.5
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