Pittsburgh vs Syracuse predictions 1/25/20 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: Pittsburgh Panthers vs Syracuse Orange
Date: Saturday, January 25, 2020
Location: Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Syracuse -6
The Pittsburgh Panthers travel to Carrier Dome to play the Syracuse Orange on Saturday, January 25, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Syracuse as 6 point favorites.
Pittsburgh heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-6. They currently have a point differential of 4.9 as they are averaging 66.7 points per contest while giving up 61.7 per game. Syracuse has an overall mark of 12-7. They are averaging 73.6 points per contest and giving up 66.3, which is a point differential of 7.4.
Valuable Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 10-9-0 against the spread
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 8-10-1 against the over/under
Important Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 8-11-0 against the spread
The Syracuse Orange are 12-7-0 against the over/under
Key Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
11/05/19 F Kene Chukwuka Hip is out indefinitely
01/09/20 G Ithiel Horton Undisclosed is out for season
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
11/20/19 G Jalen Carey Thumb is out for season
01/06/20 F Robert Braswell Leg is out for season
Trey McGowens comes into this contest averaging 13.4 points per game while playing 33.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 3.7 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.2 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 44% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 72%. Xavier Johnson averages 12.0 points per game in 33.2 minutes per contest this season. He averages 5.2 assists per contest and 3.8 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 40% for the year while his free throw percentage is 75%.
Elijah Hughes averages 19.7 points per game while playing 37.9 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 5.2 rebounds per game and has 4.2 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 44% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Buddy Boeheim averages 15.9 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.2 rebounds per contest and 2.5 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 77%.
Useful Team Statistics
Pittsburgh averages 66.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 297th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 4.9 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 275th. Behind the arc they shoot 31% which is good for 298th in the nation. They average 35.3 rebounds per game and 12.4 assists per game, which ranks them 198th and 251st in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 259th with 12.5 per game. The Panthers allow 61.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 29th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 89th and 212th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.0 rebounds a game which ranks 227th and they give up 12.6 assists per contest, which puts them in 191st place in Division 1. They force 16.1 turnovers per game which ranks them 309th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Syracuse is 121st in the country with 73.6 points per game this year. They are 138th in Division 1 in shooting at 45%, while their average scoring margin is 7.4. They shoot 36% from 3-point range, which is good for 54th in the nation. They are 155th in the NCAA in rebounding with 36.3 boards per game, and 34th in assists per contest with 15.8. The Orange are 319th in turnovers per game with 11.5. The Orange surrender 66.3 points per contest, which ranks them 102nd in D-1. Their defense allows a 39% shooting percentage and a 31% average from 3-point range, ranking them 30th and 79th in those defensive statistics. They rank 342nd with 17.1 assists allowed per contest and 235th with 36.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Orange are 116th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.9 per game.
The Panthers have an offensive rating of 101.2, which is ranked 181st. They are 333rd in college basketball in pace with 65.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 310th. As a unit they are 281st in the nation in true shooting percentage with 51% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shot attempts, ranking 284th in D-1. Pittsburgh is 222nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16 times per 100 possessions.
Syracuse is 293rd in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.9 times per 100 possessions. The Orange are 38th in the country in offensive rating with 109.3. In terms of pace they are 300th in Division 1 with 66.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 67th. As a team they are 60th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 33rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Pittsburgh/Syracuse college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Syracuse -6
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