Miami at Syracuse NCAA Basketball Tips 1/24/2019
Thursday, January 24, 2019
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The Miami Hurricanes travel to Carrier Dome to play the Syracuse Orange on Thursday, January 24, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Syracuse as 8.5 point favorites.
Miami heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-8. They currently have a point differential of 5.5 as they are averaging 76.5 points per contest while giving up 70.9 per game. Syracuse has an overall record of 13-5. They are averaging 71.8 points per game and surrendering 63.4, good for a point differential of 8.4.
Valuable Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 6-11-0 against the spread
The Miami Hurricanes are 7-10-0 against the over/under
Important Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 10-8-0 against the spread
The Syracuse Orange are 8-10-0 against the over/under
Key Miami Hurricanes Injuries
12/13/18 F Deng Gak Knee is out for season
11/09/18 F Dewan Hernandez Eligibility is out indefinitely
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
No key injuries to report
Zach Johnson averages 13.6 points per game in 31.2 minutes per contest. He averages 2.3 assists per contest and 3.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 43% for the year while his free throw percentage is 65%. Chris Lykes comes into this contest averaging 18.1 points per game while playing 33.5 minutes per night. He pulls down 2.6 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Elijah Hughes averages 14.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 32.7 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.6 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is 76%. Tyus Battle averages 18.2 points per game while playing 36.5 minutes per contest. He grabs 3.1 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hurricanes allow 70.9 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 166th in Division 1. They also allow a 44% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 199th and 72nd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 37.1 rebounds a game which ranks 273rd, and they give up 14.2 assists per contest which puts them in 250th place in the NCAA. They force 14.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 224th in the nation. Miami averages 76.5 points per contest this season, which ranks them 109th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 5.5 and their shooting percentage is 46% as a team, which has them ranked 109th. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 76th in D-1. They average 34.1 rebounds per game and 13.5 assists per contest, which ranks them 276th and 187th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 265th with 12.3 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Orange surrender 63.4 points per contest, which ranks them 21st in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 30% average from 3-point range, ranking them 12th and 29th in those defensive statistics. They rank 255th with 14.2 assists allowed per contest, and 265th with 36.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Orange are 312th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 16.1 per game. Syracuse is 225th in the country with 71.8 points per game this year. They are 278th in the D-1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 8.4. They shoot 31% from 3-point range, which is good for 300th in the nation. They are 94th in the country in rebounding with 37.6 boards per game and 233rd in assists per contest with 12.7. The Orange are 258th in turnovers per game with 12.4.
The Hurricanes have an offensive rating of 108, which is ranked 95th. They are 142nd in college basketball in pace with 70.8 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 54% is 83rd. As a unit they are 73rd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shot attempts, ranking 95th in D-1. Miami is 247th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.5 times per 100 possessions.
Syracuse is 260th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions. The Orange are 170th in the country in offensive rating with 104.3. In terms of pace they are 262nd in Division 1 with 68.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 49% is 268th. As a team they are 246th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 42% of their shots, ranking 96th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Miami/Syracuse college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Syracuse -8.5
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