Georgia Tech vs Syracuse Predictions, College Basketball Picks Against The Spread 2/22/2020
Game: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Syracuse Orange
Date: Saturday, February 22, 2020
Location: Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY
TV: ACCNE, FSN
Odds/Point Spread: Syracuse -6
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets travel to Carrier Dome to play the Syracuse Orange on Saturday, February 22, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Syracuse as 6 point favorites.
Georgia Tech heads into this matchup with a mark of 13-13. They currently have a point differential of 1.5 as they are averaging 68.7 points per contest while giving up 67.1 per game. Syracuse has an overall record of 14-12. They are averaging 73.8 points per game and surrendering 69.6, good for a point differential of 4.2.
Valuable Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Betting Trends
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 16-8-1 against the spread
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets are 10-15-0 against the over/under
Important Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 11-15-0 against the spread
The Syracuse Orange are 17-8-1 against the over/under
Key Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Injuries
No key injuries to report
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
Moses Wright averages 12.9 points per game in 30.3 minutes per contest. He averages 0.8 assists per contest and 7.2 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 58%. Michael Devoe comes into this contest averaging 16.3 points per game while playing 35.3 minutes per night. He pulls down 3.9 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.4 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage is at 74%.
Buddy Boeheim averages 15.6 points per game and he sees the court an average of 36.0 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.1 rebounds per contest and 2.2 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 70%. Elijah Hughes averages 18.5 points per game while playing 36.9 minutes per contest. He grabs 4.9 rebounds per game and has 3.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Yellow Jackets allow 67.1 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 115th in Division 1. They also allow a 40% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 57th and 28th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.1 rebounds a game which ranks 132nd, and they give up 12.5 assists per contest which puts them in 172nd place in the NCAA. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 192nd in the nation. Georgia Tech averages 68.7 points per contest this season, which ranks them 253rd in the country. Their average scoring margin is 1.5 and their shooting percentage is 45% as a team, which has them ranked 101st. Behind the arc they shoot 30% which is good for 317th in D-1. They average 35.8 rebounds per game and 13.6 assists per contest, which ranks them 156th and 139th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 20th with 15.9 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Orange surrender 69.6 points per contest, which ranks them 186th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 68th and 106th in those defensive statistics. They rank 344th with 17.2 assists allowed per contest, and 280th with 37.1 rebounds surrendered per game. The Orange are 189th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.6 per game. Syracuse is 108th in the country with 73.8 points per game this year. They are 194th in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is 4.2. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 154th in the nation. They are 164th in the country in rebounding with 35.6 boards per game and 87th in assists per contest with 14.3. The Orange are 309th in turnovers per game with 11.5.
The Yellow Jackets have an offensive rating of 96.2, which is ranked 293rd. They are 110th in college basketball in pace with 70.7 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 184th. As a unit they are 206th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 30% of their shot attempts, ranking 311th in D-1. Georgia Tech is 14th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 19.6 times per 100 possessions.
Syracuse is 306th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions. The Orange are 52nd in the country in offensive rating with 107.5. In terms of pace they are 238th in Division 1 with 68.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 126th. As a team they are 107th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 47th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Georgia Tech/Syracuse college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Syracuse -6
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