Iowa vs Syracuse College Basketball Game Picks 12/3/2019
Game: Iowa Hawkeyes vs Syracuse Orange
Date: Tuesday, December 3, 2019
Location: Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Syracuse -4
The Iowa Hawkeyes head to Carrier Dome to take on the Syracuse Orange on Tuesday, December 3, 2019. The opening line for this game has Syracuse as 4 point favorites.
Iowa comes into this game with an overall record of 5-2. They currently have a point differential of 9.6 as they are averaging 80.7 points per game while giving up 71.1 per contest. Syracuse has an overall mark of 4-3. They are averaging 71.1 points per contest and giving up 62.7, which is a point differential of 8.4.
Valuable Iowa Hawkeyes Betting Trends
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 4-3-0 against the spread this season
The Iowa Hawkeyes are 2-4-1 against the over/under this year
Important Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 3-4-0 against the spread this season
The Syracuse Orange are 4-3-0 against the over/under this year
Key Iowa Hawkeyes Injuries
11/30/19 F Patrick McCaffery Undisclosed is questionable
11/25/19 F Jack Nunge ACL is out for season
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
11/20/19 G Jalen Carey Thumb is out indefinitely
Luka Garza comes into this game averaging 19.6 points per contest while playing 27.7 minutes per night this year. He grabs 10.1 rebounds per contest and distributes 0.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage is 58%. CJ Fredrick averages 11.1 points per contest in 24.7 minutes per game. He averages 3.3 assists per game and 1.9 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 59% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Elijah Hughes scores 19.0 points per contest while playing 36.1 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.4 rebounds per contest and has 4.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Buddy Boeheim averages 13.4 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 32.4 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.0 rebounds per game and has 2.6 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 37% and his free throw percentage is 67%.
Useful Team Statistics
Iowa averages 80.7 points per contest, which is 44th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 9.6 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a unit, which has them ranked 133rd. From 3-point territory they shoot 36%, which is good for 99th in the nation. They average 38.0 boards per contest and 18.4 assists per game, which ranks them 122nd and 4th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 285th with 12.0 per game. The Hawkeyes allow 71.1 points per contest, which is 235th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 44% shooting percentage and a 33% average from 3-point range, ranking them 236th and 197th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 33.6 rebounds a game which ranks 115th, and they allow 13.4 assists per game which puts them in 245th place in the country. They force 14.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 190th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Syracuse is 205th in the nation with 71.1 points per contest this season. They are 191st in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 8.4. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 176th in the NCAA. They are 234th in D-1 in rebounding with 34.9 boards per contest and 32nd in assists per game with 16.6. The Orange are 251st in turnovers per contest with 12.6. The Orange give up 62.7 points per game, which ranks them 70th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 37% shooting percentage and a 27% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 26th and 25th in those defensive statistics. They rank 269th with 14.0 dimes allowed per game and 255th with 37.1 boards surrendered per contest. The Orange are 226th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.3 per contest this year.
The Hawkeyes have an offensive rating of 111.2, which is ranked 41st. They are 106th in college basketball in pace with 72.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 132nd. As a unit they are 82nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 37% of their shot attempts, ranking 192nd in D-1. Iowa is 307th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.2 times per 100 possessions.
Syracuse is 226th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.1 times per 100 possessions. The Orange are 119th in the country in offensive rating with 104.2. In terms of pace they are 267th in Division 1 with 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 141st. As a team they are 137th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shots, ranking 30th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Iowa/Syracuse college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Iowa +4
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