Syracuse at Pittsburgh College Basketball Betting Tips 2/2/2019
Saturday, February 2, 2019
Petersen Events Center
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The Syracuse Orange head to Petersen Events Center to take on the Pittsburgh Panthers on Saturday, February 2, 2019. The opening line for this game has Syracuse as 2.5 point favorites.
Syracuse comes into this game with an overall record of 15-6. They currently have a point differential of 7.4 as they are averaging 71.3 points per game while giving up 64.0 per contest. Pittsburgh has an overall mark of 12-9. They are averaging 74.1 points per contest and giving up 68.0, which is a point differential of 6.1.
Valuable Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 12-9-0 against the spread this season
The Syracuse Orange are 9-12-0 against the over/under this year
Important Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 13-8-0 against the spread this season
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 9-12-0 against the over/under this year
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
No key injuries to report
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
12/14/18 C Peace Ilegomah Transferred is out for season
02/01/19 G Au'Diese Toney Wrist is questionable Saturday vs Syracuse
Tyus Battle comes into this game averaging 18.0 points per contest while playing 36.5 minutes per night this year. He grabs 3.2 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.4 assists per game. His FG percentage is 47% while his free throw percentage is 78%. Elijah Hughes averages 14.6 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 44% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Xavier Johnson scores 16.9 points per contest while playing 29.5 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.6 rebounds per contest and has 4.2 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 47% and his free throw percentage is at 83%. Trey McGowens averages 13.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 29.0 minutes per game. He also brings in 3.5 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is 78%.
Useful Team Statistics
Syracuse averages 71.3 points per contest, which is 239th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 7.4 and their shooting percentage is 43% as a unit, which has them ranked 252nd. From 3-point territory they shoot 33%, which is good for 243rd in the nation. They average 36.0 boards per contest and 12.8 assists per game, which ranks them 162nd and 234th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 277th with 12.1 per game. The Orange allow 64.0 points per contest, which is 26th in the NCAA. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 18th and 54th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.1 rebounds a game which ranks 240th, and they allow 14.4 assists per game which puts them in 270th place in the country. They force 15.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 309th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Pittsburgh is 158th in the nation with 74.1 points per contest this season. They are 211th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 6.1. They shoot 33% from beyond the arc, which is good for 232nd in the NCAA. They are 83rd in D-1 in rebounding with 37.7 boards per contest and 298th in assists per game with 11.8. The Panthers are 88th in turnovers per contest with 14.3. The Panthers give up 68.0 points per game, which ranks them 96th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 21st and 35th in those defensive statistics. They rank 224th with 13.6 dimes allowed per game and 289th with 37.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Panthers are 316th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 16.0 per contest this year.
The Orange have an offensive rating of 105.1, which is ranked 151st. They are 292nd in college basketball in pace with 67.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 228th. As a unit they are 222nd in the nation in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 69th in D-1. Syracuse is 257th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.4 times per 100 possessions.
Pittsburgh is 95th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 17.3 times per 100 possessions. The Panthers have an offensive rating of 103.2, which is ranked 196th. They are 109th in D-1 in pace with 71.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 236th. As a unit they are 192nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 54% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 253rd in the country.
Who will win tonight's Syracuse/Pittsburgh college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Syracuse -2.5
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