Clemson at Syracuse College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/9/2019
Wednesday, January 9, 2019
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The Clemson Tigers travel to Carrier Dome to play the Syracuse Orange on Wednesday, January 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Syracuse as 4 point favorites.
Clemson heads into this matchup with a mark of 10-4. They currently have a point differential of 7.4 as they are averaging 74.8 points per contest while giving up 67.4 per game. Syracuse has an overall record of 10-4. They are averaging 71.6 points per game and surrendering 61.5, good for a point differential of 10.1.
Valuable Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 4-10-0 against the spread
The Clemson Tigers are 8-6-0 against the over/under
Important Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 7-7-0 against the spread
The Syracuse Orange are 5-9-0 against the over/under
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
11/09/18 F Malik William Concussion is out indefinitely
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
No key injuries to report
Marcquise Reed comes into this contest averaging 19.6 points per game while playing 33.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.0 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 48% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 85%. Shelton Mitchell averages 13.6 points per game in 32.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 3.0 assists per contest and 2.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Tyus Battle averages 17.9 points per game while playing 35.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 1.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 48% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Elijah Hughes averages 15.3 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.7 rebounds per contest and 1.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 74%.
Useful Team Statistics
Clemson averages 74.8 points per contest this season, which ranks them 162nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 7.4 and their shooting percentage is 48% as a team, which has them ranked 37th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 269th in the nation. They average 35.5 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per game, which ranks them 208th and 260th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 90th with 14.6 per game. The Tigers allow 67.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 88th in the country. They also allow a 43% shooting percentage and a 38% average from behind the arc, ranking them 143rd and 319th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 29.7 rebounds a game which ranks 11th and they give up 10.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 22nd place in Division 1. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 241st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Syracuse is 242nd in the country with 71.6 points per game this year. They are 255th in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 10.1. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 300th in the nation. They are 119th in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.2 boards per game, and 261st in assists per contest with 12.4. The Orange are 314th in turnovers per game with 11.4. The Orange surrender 61.5 points per contest, which ranks them 17th in D-1. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 14th and 58th in those defensive statistics. They rank 247th with 14.1 assists allowed per contest and 217th with 35.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Orange are 294th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per game.
The Tigers are 130th in the nation in offensive rating with 106.6. In terms of pace they are 192nd in the country with 70.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 67th. As a team they are 50th in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 58% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shots, ranking 229th in Division 1. Clemson is 55th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.3 times per 100 possessions.
Syracuse is 300th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions. The Orange are 131st in the country in offensive rating with 106.6. In terms of pace they are 313th in Division 1 with 67.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 256th. As a team they are 233rd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 41% of their shots, ranking 121st in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Clemson/Syracuse college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Syracuse -4
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