Syracuse at Michigan State College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/18/2018
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Little Caesars Arena
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The Syracuse Orange travel to Little Caesars Arena to play the Michigan State Spartans on Sunday, March 18, 2018. The opening line for this game has Michigan State as 9 point favorites.
Syracuse comes into this game with an overall record of 22-13. They currently have a point differential of 3.1 as they are averaging 67.0 points per game while giving up 63.9 per contest. Michigan State has an overall mark of 30-4. They are averaging 81.0 points per contest and giving up 65.2, which is a point differential of 15.8.
Valuable Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 16-17 against the spread this season
The Syracuse Orange are 13-16 against the over/under this year
Important Michigan State Spartans Betting Trends
The Michigan State Spartans are 15-17 against the spread this season
The Michigan State Spartans are 15-15 against the over/under this year
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
12/01/17 G Geno Thorpe Left Team is out for season
02/01/18 G Howard Washington Leg is out for season
Key Michigan State Spartans Injuries
11/08/17 G Kyle Ahrens Foot is out indefinitely
Tyus Battle averages 19.3 points per game while playing 38.9 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is at 84%. Oshae Brissett averages 14.9 points per game in 38 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.1 assists per contest and 8.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 35% for the year while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Miles Bridges averages 17.3 points per game while playing 31.3 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 87%. Cassius Winston averages 12.6 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 28 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.4 rebounds per contest and 6.9 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is 90%.
Useful Team Statistics
Syracuse averages 67.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 315th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.1 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 320th. Behind the arc they shoot 32%, which is good for 321st in the country. They average 37.3 rebounds per game and 10.9 assists per game, which ranks them 83rd and 335th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 230th with 12.3 per game. The Orange allow 63.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 12th in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 8th and 51st in those defensive categories. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 78th and they give up 16.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 333rd place in college basketball. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 159th in the nation.
Useful Team Statistics
Michigan State is 36th in the country with 81.0 points per game this year. They are 5th in D-1 in shooting at 51%, while their average scoring margin is 15.8. They shoot 41% from 3-point range, which is good for 7th in college basketball. They are 8th in the nation in rebounding with 40.8 boards per game, and 1st in assists per contest with 19.4. The Spartans are 163rd in turnovers per game with 13.1. The Spartans surrender 65.2 points per contest, which ranks them 23rd in the country. Their defense allows a 37% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 1st and 126th in those defensive statistics. They rank 85th with 12.2 assists allowed per contest and 8th with 30.2 rebounds surrendered per game. The Spartans are 6th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 9.9 per game this season.
The Orange are 50th in the country in defensive rating with 97.9, and their offensive rating of 102.6 is ranked 232nd. They are 344th in college basketball in pace with 64.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 330th. As a unit they are 297th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 33% of their shot attempts, ranking 278th in D-1. Syracuse is 181st in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.9 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 25th in the country.
Michigan State is 140th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 12.5 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 43%, which is 1st in Division 1. The Spartans are 16th in the nation in defensive rating with 95, and their offensive rating of 118.1 is ranked 5th. They are 239th in D-1 in pace with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 58% is 7th. As a unit they are 5th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 61% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 222nd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Syracuse/Michigan State college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Michigan State -9
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