Baylor at Syracuse NCAA Basketball Picks 3/21/2019
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Vivint Smart Home Arena
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The Baylor Bears travel to Vivint Smart Home Arena to play the Syracuse Orange on Thursday, March 21, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Syracuse as 2 point favorites.
Baylor comes into this game with an overall record of 19-12. They currently have a point differential of 4.5 as they are averaging 71.7 points per game while giving up 67.2 per contest. Syracuse has an overall mark of 19-12. They are averaging 69.7 points per contest and giving up 65.7, which is a point differential of 4.0.
Valuable Baylor Bears Betting Trends
The Baylor Bears are 16-14-2 against the spread
The Baylor Bears are 14-16-1 against the over/under
Important Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 19-14-0 against the spread
The Syracuse Orange are 12-19-0 against the over/under
Key Baylor Bears Injuries
02/18/19 G Jake Lindsey Hip is out for season
01/12/19 F Tristan Clark Knee is out for season
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
03/17/19 G Tyus Battle Hip is probable Thursday vs Baylor
Makai Mason averages 14.6 points per game in 31.8 minutes per contest. He averages 3.3 assists per contest and 2.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 83%. Mario Kegler comes into this contest averaging 10.7 points per game while playing 28.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 1.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 65%.
Elijah Hughes averages 13.4 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.5 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.4 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 74%. Tyus Battle averages 17.2 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.3 rebounds per game and has 2.5 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 76%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Bears allow 67.2 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 64th in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 84th and 167th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 31.8 rebounds a game which ranks 39th, and they give up 12.8 assists per contest which puts them in 165th place in the NCAA. They force 12.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 124th in the nation. Baylor averages 71.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 200th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 4.5 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 197th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 204th in D-1. They average 38.2 rebounds per game and 13.8 assists per contest, which ranks them 42nd and 139th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 142nd with 13.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Orange surrender 65.7 points per contest, which ranks them 41st in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 17th and 72nd in those defensive statistics. They rank 292nd with 14.7 assists allowed per contest, and 282nd with 37.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Orange are 325th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 15.6 per game. Syracuse is 255th in the country with 69.7 points per game this year. They are 277th in the D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 4.0. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 250th in the nation. They are 217th in the country in rebounding with 34.7 boards per game and 277th in assists per contest with 12.0. The Orange are 228th in turnovers per game with 12.4.
The Bears have an offensive rating of 107.1, which is ranked 99th. They are 296th in college basketball in pace with 66.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 177th. As a unit they are 204th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 40% of their shot attempts, ranking 121st in D-1. Baylor is 142nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.5 times per 100 possessions.
Syracuse is 201st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions. The Orange are 181st in the country in offensive rating with 103.2. In terms of pace they are 273rd in Division 1 with 67.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 249th. As a team they are 255th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 79th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Baylor/Syracuse college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Syracuse -2
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