Syracuse at Clemson NCAA Basketball Picks & Predictions 3/9/2019
Saturday, March 9, 2019
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The Syracuse Orange travel to Littlejohn Coliseum to play the Clemson Tigers on Saturday, March 9, 2019. The opening line for this matchup has Clemson as 5.5 point favorites.
Syracuse comes into this game with an overall record of 19-11. They currently have a point differential of 4.8 as they are averaging 70.0 points per game while giving up 65.3 per contest. Clemson has an overall record of 18-12. They are averaging 69.5 points per game and surrendering 64.3, good for a point differential of 5.2.
Valuable Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 17-13-0 against the spread
The Syracuse Orange are 12-18-0 against the over/under
Important Clemson Tigers Betting Trends
The Clemson Tigers are 13-17-0 against the spread
The Clemson Tigers are 14-16-0 against the over/under
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Clemson Tigers Injuries
11/09/18 F Malik William Concussion is out indefinitely
03/08/19 F David Skara Upper Body is questionable Saturday vs Syracuse
Tyus Battle comes into this contest averaging 17.5 points per game while playing 36.3 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.3 rebounds per game and dishes out 2.5 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 77%. Elijah Hughes averages 13.8 points per game in 32.7 minutes per contest this season. He averages 1.4 assists per contest and 4.4 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 42% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%.
Marcquise Reed averages 19.3 points per game while playing 34.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.4 rebounds per game and has 3.0 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 84%. Elijah Thomas averages 13.2 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 25.6 minutes per contest. He also averages 7.9 rebounds per contest and 1.4 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 63% and his free throw percentage is 64%.
Useful Team Statistics
Syracuse averages 70.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 253rd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 4.8 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 277th. Behind the arc they shoot 32% which is good for 282nd in the nation. They average 35.1 rebounds per game and 12.2 assists per game, which ranks them 199th and 268th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 265th with 12.1 per game. The Orange allow 65.3 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 36th in the country. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 17th and 73rd in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.8 rebounds a game which ranks 278th and they give up 14.9 assists per contest, which puts them in 296th place in Division 1. They force 15.6 turnovers per game which ranks them 321st in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Clemson is 264th in the country with 69.5 points per game this year. They are 87th in Division 1 in shooting at 46%, while their average scoring margin is 5.2. They shoot 33% from 3-point range, which is good for 242nd in the nation. They are 211th in the NCAA in rebounding with 34.9 boards per game, and 265th in assists per contest with 12.3. The Tigers are 143rd in turnovers per game with 13.3. The Tigers surrender 64.3 points per contest, which ranks them 25th in D-1. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 224th in those defensive statistics. They rank 9th with 10.0 assists allowed per contest and 35th with 31.8 rebounds surrendered per game. The Tigers are 191st in country in forcing turnovers with 13.4 per game.
The Orange have an offensive rating of 103.6, which is ranked 176th. They are 275th in college basketball in pace with 67.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 260th. As a unit they are 264th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 78th in D-1. Syracuse is 252nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions.
Clemson is 70th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.5 times per 100 possessions. The Tigers have an offensive rating of 102.9, which is ranked 194th. They are 266th in D-1 in pace with 67.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 52% is 133rd. As a unit they are 122nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 251st in the country.
Who will win tonight's Syracuse/Clemson college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Clemson -5.5
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