Syracuse at Miami College Basketball Picks & Predictions 2/17/2018
Saturday, February 17, 2018
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The Syracuse Orange travel to Watsco Center to play the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday, February 17, 2018. The opening line for this game has Miami as 6 point favorites.
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Syracuse comes into this game with an overall record of 17-9. They currently have a point differential of 5.2 as they are averaging 68.9 points per game while giving up 63.8 per contest. Miami has an overall mark of 18-7. They are averaging 74.5 points per contest and giving up 66.3, which is a point differential of 8.2.
Valuable Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 10-14 against the spread this season
The Syracuse Orange are 11-13 against the over/under this year
Important Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 8-12 against the spread this season
The Miami Hurricanes are 10-10 against the over/under this year
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
12/01/17 G Geno Thorpe Left Team is out for season
02/16/18 F Matthew Moyer Ankle is probable Saturday vs Miami Florida
02/01/18 G Howard Washington Leg is out for season
Key Miami Hurricanes Injuries
01/30/18 G Bruce Brown Foot is OUT 5-6 weeks
Tyus Battle averages 20.2 points per game while playing 38.6 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 2.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is at 83%. Franklin Howard averages 15.1 points per game in 38 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.1 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 39% for the year while his free throw percentage is 69%.
Dewan Huell averages 11.8 points per game while playing 26.1 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 6.6 rebounds per game and has 0.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 71%. Lonnie Walker averages 11.1 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.7 rebounds per contest and 1.8 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Syracuse averages 68.9 points per contest this season, which ranks them 288th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 5.2 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a team, which has them ranked 289th. Behind the arc they shoot 32%, which is good for 314th in the country. They average 38.0 rebounds per game and 11.3 assists per game, which ranks them 63rd and 321st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 238th with 12.5 per game. The Orange allow 63.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 14th in Division 1. They also allow a 39% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 7th and 107th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.6 rebounds a game which ranks 67th and they give up 15.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 321st place in college basketball. They force 13.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 200th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Miami is 165th in the country with 74.5 points per game this year. They are 77th in D-1 in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 8.2. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 115th in college basketball. They are 161st in the nation in rebounding with 35.8 boards per game, and 216th in assists per contest with 13.2. The Hurricanes are 295th in turnovers per game with 11.7. The Hurricanes surrender 66.3 points per contest, which ranks them 40th in the country. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 53rd and 45th in those defensive statistics. They rank 89th with 12.2 assists allowed per contest and 124th with 33.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hurricanes are 185th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game this season.
The Orange are 42nd in the country in defensive rating with 96.3, and their offensive rating of 104.1 is ranked 192nd. They are 345th in college basketball in pace with 64.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 315th. As a unit they are 279th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 300th in D-1. Syracuse is 206th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.9 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17.7 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 29th in the country.
Miami is 286th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.8 times per 100 possessions while forcing 17 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 35th in Division 1. The Hurricanes are 38th in the nation in defensive rating with 96, and their offensive rating of 107.9 is ranked 112th. They are 247th in D-1 in pace with 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 102nd. As a unit they are 137th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 209th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Syracuse/Miami college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Miami -6
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