Syracuse at Pittsburgh College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/27/2018
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Petersen Events Center
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The Syracuse Orange head to Petersen Events Center to take on the Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday, January 27, 2018.
Valuable Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 8-10 against the spread this season
The Syracuse Orange are 8-10 against the over/under this year
Important Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 9-7 against the spread this season
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 2-14 against the over/under this year
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
12/01/17 G Geno Thorpe Left Team is out for season
01/26/18 F Matthew Moyer Ankle is "?" Saturday vs Pittsburgh
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
01/12/18 F Ryan Luther Foot is out for season
Tyus Battle averages 20 points per contest while playing 38.3 minutes per night this year. He grabs 2.7 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 41% while his free throw percentage is 79%. Franklin Howard averages 15.7 points per contest in 37.6 minutes per game this year. He averages 5.5 assists per game and 3.5 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Marcus Carr scores 10.1 points per contest while playing 28.7 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 2.9 rebounds per contest and has 3.8 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is at 88%. Jared Wilson-Frame averages 12.5 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 28 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.3 rebounds per game and has 1.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Syracuse averages 70.6 points per contest this year, which is 268th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 7.0 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 262nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 303rd in Division 1. They average 39.1 boards per contest and 11.3 assists per game, which ranks them 46th and 327th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 197th with 13.0 per game. The Orange allow 63.6 points per contest, which is 18th in the country. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 6th and 146th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.3 rebounds a game which ranks 59th, and they allow 15.5 assists per game which puts them in 310th place in college basketball. They force 14.0 turnovers per game which ranks them 218th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Pittsburgh is 337th in the country with 64.4 points per contest this season. They are 280th in the nation in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -6.4. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 277th in Division 1. They are 305th in the country in rebounding with 32.8 boards per contest and 245th in assists per game with 12.8. The Panthers are 49th in turnovers per contest with 15.0. The Panthers give up 70.8 points per game, which ranks them 142nd in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 43% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 143rd and 68th in those defensive statistics. They rank 250th with 14.3 dimes allowed per game and 236th with 36.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Panthers are 28th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 11.3 per contest this year.
The Orange are 40th in the country in defensive rating with 95.2, and their offensive rating of 105.6 is ranked 147th. They are 343rd in college basketball in pace with 65.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 48% is 298th. As a unit they are 261st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 294th in D-1. Syracuse is 183rd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.3 times per 100 possessions while forcing 18.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 46%, which is 27th in the country.
Pittsburgh is 9th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 20 times per 100 possessions while forcing 14.1 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 49%, which is 126th in Division 1. The Panthers are 262nd in the nation in defensive rating with 105.2, and their offensive rating of 95.8 is ranked 324th. They are 320th in D-1 in pace with 66.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 223rd. As a unit they are 209th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 29th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Syracuse/Pittsburgh college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Syracuse
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