Syracuse at North Carolina College Basketball Game Picks 2/26/2019
Tuesday, February 26, 2019
Dean Smith Center
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The Syracuse Orange head to Dean Smith Center to take on the North Carolina Tar Heels on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. The opening line for this game has North Carolina as 12 point favorites.
Syracuse comes into this game with an overall record of 18-9. They currently have a point differential of 5.6 as they are averaging 69.8 points per game while giving up 64.1 per contest. North Carolina has an overall record of 22-5. They are averaging 87.1 points per game and surrendering 72.7, good for a point differential of 14.4.
Valuable Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 15-11-0 against the spread this season
The Syracuse Orange are 10-16-0 against the over/under this year
Important North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 16-8-2 against the spread this season
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 12-14-0 against the over/under this year
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
02/25/19 F Sterling Manley Knee is questionable Tuesday vs Syracuse
02/11/19 G Rechon Black Ankle is out indefinitely
Tyus Battle comes into this game averaging 17.1 points per contest while playing 36.4 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.5 assists per game. His FG percentage is 52% while his free throw percentage is 77%. Elijah Hughes averages 13.7 points per contest in 32.9 minutes per game. He averages 1.4 assists per game and 4.4 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Cameron Johnson scores 16.7 points per contest while playing 28.7 minutes per game. He hauls in 5.7 rebounds per contest and has 2.3 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 52% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Coby White averages 15.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 26.6 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.2 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
Syracuse averages 69.8 points per contest, which is 263rd in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 5.6 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 291st. From 3-point territory they shoot 32%, which is good for 294th in the nation. They average 35.7 boards per contest and 12.2 assists per game, which ranks them 166th and 270th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 264th with 12.1 per game. The Orange allow 64.1 points per contest, which is 24th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 16th and 36th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.6 rebounds a game which ranks 274th, and they allow 14.7 assists per game which puts them in 288th place in the country. They force 15.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 322nd in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
North Carolina is 3rd in the nation with 87.1 points per contest this season. They are 42nd in the country in shooting at 47%, while their average scoring margin is 14.4. They shoot 38% from beyond the arc, which is good for 45th in the NCAA. They are 1st in D-1 in rebounding with 43.3 boards per contest and 3rd in assists per game with 19.3. The Tar Heels are 109th in turnovers per contest with 13.7. The Tar Heels give up 72.7 points per game, which ranks them 218th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 56th and 107th in those defensive statistics. They rank 247th with 13.9 dimes allowed per game and 116th with 33.8 boards surrendered per contest. The Tar Heels are 292nd in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.9 per contest this year.
The Orange have an offensive rating of 103.1, which is ranked 189th. They are 281st in college basketball in pace with 67.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 275th. As a unit they are 271st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 52% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 79th in D-1. Syracuse is 247th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions.
North Carolina is 256th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.3 times per 100 possessions. The Tar Heels are 18th in the country in offensive rating with 113.3. In terms of pace they are 7th in Division 1 with 76.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 54% is 59th. As a team they are 55th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 57% and they shoot 3-pointers on 35% of their shots, ranking 264th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Syracuse/North Carolina college basketball game against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Syracuse +12
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