Georgia Tech at Syracuse College Basketball Picks & Predictions 1/12/2019
Saturday, January 12, 2019
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The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets travel to Carrier Dome to play the Syracuse Orange on Saturday, January 12, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Syracuse as 10.5 point favorites.
Georgia Tech comes into this game with an overall record of 9-6. They currently have a point differential of 8.9 as they are averaging 71.2 points per game while giving up 62.3 per contest. Syracuse has an overall record of 11-4. They are averaging 70.9 points per game and surrendering 60.9, good for a point differential of 10.0.
Valuable Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Betting Trends
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 10-4-0 against the spread
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 6-8-0 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 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
No key injuries to report
Jose Alvarado comes into this contest averaging 13.6 points per game while playing 32.1 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 75%. Brandon Alston averages 10.2 points per game in 22.9 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 2.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 49% for the year while his free throw percentage is 82%.
Tyus Battle averages 17.5 points per game while playing 35.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 1.8 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 80%. Elijah Hughes averages 15.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.9 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Georgia Tech averages 71.2 points per contest this season, which ranks them 248th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 8.9 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 125th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 307th in the nation. They average 35.2 rebounds per game and 15.0 assists per game, which ranks them 225th and 94th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 83rd with 14.7 per game. The Yellow Jackets allow 62.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 20th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 28% average from behind the arc, ranking them 9th and 8th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.0 rebounds a game which ranks 125th and they give up 12.1 assists per contest, which puts them in 109th place in Division 1. They force 14.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 249th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Syracuse is 257th in the country with 70.9 points per game this year. They are 253rd in Division 1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 10.0. They shoot 30% from 3-point range, which is good for 319th in the nation. They are 121st in the NCAA in rebounding with 37.1 boards per game, and 267th in assists per contest with 12.4. The Orange are 297th in turnovers per game with 11.7. The Orange surrender 60.9 points per contest, which ranks them 13th in D-1. Their defense allows a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 13th and 44th in those defensive statistics. They rank 249th with 14.1 assists allowed per contest and 216th with 35.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Orange are 297th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.9 per game.
The Yellow Jackets have an offensive rating of 100.6, which is ranked 245th. They are 162nd in college basketball in pace with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 189th. As a unit they are 153rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shot attempts, ranking 270th in D-1. Georgia Tech is 52nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 18.5 times per 100 possessions.
Syracuse is 280th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions. The Orange are 143rd in the country in offensive rating with 105.6. In terms of pace they are 312th in Division 1 with 67.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 259th. As a team they are 236th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 103rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Georgia Tech/Syracuse college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Syracuse -10.5
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