Syracuse at TCU College Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/16/2018
Friday, March 16, 2018
Little Caesars Arena
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The Syracuse Orange head to Little Caesars Arena to take on the TCU Horned Frogs on Friday, March 16, 2018. The opening line for this matchup has TCU as 3 point favorites.
Syracuse comes into this game with an overall record of 19-12. They currently have a point differential of 3.0 as they are averaging 67.3 points per game while giving up 64.3 per contest. TCU has an overall mark of 21-10. They are averaging 83.0 points per contest and giving up 75.9, which is a point differential of 7.1.
Valuable Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 15-17 against the spread this season
The Syracuse Orange are 13-16 against the over/under this year
Important TCU Horned Frogs Betting Trends
The TCU Horned Frogs are 16-13 against the spread this season
The TCU Horned Frogs are 21-9 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 TCU Horned Frogs Injuries
02/09/18 G RJ Nembhard Ankle is out indefinitely
01/17/18 G Jaylen Fisher Knee is out for season
Tyus Battle averages 19.7 points per contest while playing 38.9 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3 rebounds per contest and distributes 1.9 assists per game. His FG percentage is 58% while his free throw percentage is 84%. Oshae Brissett averages 14.9 points per contest in 38 minutes per game this year. He averages 1.1 assists per game and 8.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 36% for the season while his free throw percentage is 79%.
Vladimir Brodziansky scores 15.1 points per contest while playing 27.1 minutes per game this season. He hauls in 5.1 rebounds per contest and has 1.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 58% and his free throw percentage is at 82%. Kenrich Williams averages 13.1 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 36.1 minutes per game. He also brings in 9.3 rebounds per game and has 4 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is 70%.
Useful Team Statistics
Syracuse averages 67.3 points per contest this year, which is 314th in the nation. Their average scoring margin is 3.0 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 314th. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 316th in Division 1. They average 37.4 boards per contest and 10.9 assists per game, which ranks them 83rd and 332nd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 214th with 12.5 per game. The Orange allow 64.3 points per contest, which is 15th in the country. They also surrender a 40% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 8th and 71st in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 32.9 rebounds a game which ranks 76th, and they allow 16.3 assists per game which puts them in 333rd place in college basketball. They force 12.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 158th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
TCU is 18th in the country with 83.0 points per contest this season. They are 8th in the nation in shooting at 50%, while their average scoring margin is 7.1. They shoot 40% from beyond the arc, which is good for 17th in Division 1. They are 115th in the country in rebounding with 36.4 boards per contest and 2nd in assists per game with 18.8. The Horned Frogs are 196th in turnovers per contest with 12.7. The Horned Frogs give up 75.9 points per game, which ranks them 269th in the nation. Their defense surrenders a 46% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 275th and 321st in those defensive statistics. They rank 322nd with 15.7 dimes allowed per game and 8th with 30.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Horned Frogs are 136th in college basketball in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per contest this year.
The Orange are 57th in the country in defensive rating with 98.3, and their offensive rating of 102.9 is ranked 226th. They are 343rd in college basketball in pace with 64.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 327th. As a unit they are 293rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 34% of their shot attempts, ranking 269th in D-1. Syracuse is 160th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.2 times per 100 possessions while forcing 16.8 on defense. Their defensive eFG% for the year currently is 47%, which is 28th in the country.
TCU is 226th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions while forcing 15.6 on the defensive end. Their defensive effective field goal percentage for the season currently is 53%, which is 285th in the nation. The Horned Frogs are 15th in the country in offensive rating with 115.8, and their defensive rating of 105.9 is ranked 255th. In terms of pace they are 134th in Division 1 with 70.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 57% is 15th. As a team they are 20th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 59% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 239th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Syracuse/TCU college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Syracuse +3
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