North Carolina vs Syracuse Predictions, College Basketball Picks Against The Spread 2/29/2020
Game: North Carolina Tar Heels vs Syracuse Orange
Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Location: Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Syracuse -6
The North Carolina Tar Heels travel to Carrier Dome to play the Syracuse Orange on Saturday, February 29, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Syracuse as 6 point favorites.
North Carolina heads into this matchup with a mark of 11-17. They currently have a point differential of -0.9 as they are averaging 71.1 points per contest while giving up 72.0 per game. Syracuse has an overall mark of 16-12. They are averaging 73.9 points per contest and giving up 69.0, which is a point differential of 4.9.
Valuable North Carolina Tar Heels Betting Trends
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 11-17-0 against the spread
The North Carolina Tar Heels are 12-14-2 against the over/under
Important Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 13-15-0 against the spread
The Syracuse Orange are 18-9-1 against the over/under
Key North Carolina Tar Heels Injuries
12/16/19 F Sterling Manley Knee is out for season
02/26/20 G Brandon Robinson Undisclosed left last game, is questionable
01/03/20 G Anthony Harris Knee is out for season
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
11/20/19 G Jalen Carey Thumb is out for season
02/27/20 G Buddy Boeheim Ankle is questionable Saturday vs North Carolina
01/06/20 F Robert Braswell Leg is out for season
Garrison Brooks averages 15.7 points per game in 34.7 minutes per contest. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 8.5 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 53% for the year while his free throw percentage is 60%. Cole Anthony comes into this contest averaging 19.4 points per game while playing 34.4 minutes per night. He pulls down 6.2 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.8 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 75%.
Buddy Boeheim averages 15.0 points per game and he sees the court an average of 35.3 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.0 rebounds per contest and 2.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 71%. Elijah Hughes averages 18.8 points per game while playing 37.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 5.1 rebounds per game and has 3.7 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 80%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Tar Heels allow 72.0 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 253rd in Division 1. They also allow a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the arc, ranking them 125th and 204th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 34.4 rebounds a game which ranks 143rd, and they give up 13.5 assists per contest which puts them in 250th place in the NCAA. They force 11.8 turnovers per game which ranks them 52nd in the nation. North Carolina averages 71.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 179th in the country. Their average scoring margin is -0.9 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a team, which has them ranked 276th. Behind the arc they shoot 29% which is good for 336th in D-1. They average 42.4 rebounds per game and 14.3 assists per contest, which ranks them 2nd and 89th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 159th with 13.4 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Orange surrender 69.0 points per contest, which ranks them 164th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 56th and 96th in those defensive statistics. They rank 343rd with 17.0 assists allowed per contest, and 269th with 36.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Orange are 209th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 13.9 per game. Syracuse is 102nd in the country with 73.9 points per game this year. They are 183rd in the D-1 in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 4.9. They shoot 34% from 3-point range, which is good for 158th in the nation. They are 157th in the country in rebounding with 35.7 boards per game and 90th in assists per contest with 14.3. The Orange are 298th in turnovers per game with 11.7.
The Tar Heels are 230th in the nation in offensive rating with 99.1. In terms of pace they are 111th in the country with 70.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 46% is 327th. As a team they are 332nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 29% of their shots, ranking 327th in Division 1. North Carolina is 242nd in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.6 times per 100 possessions.
Syracuse is 300th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.7 times per 100 possessions. The Orange are 56th in the country in offensive rating with 107.4. In terms of pace they are 227th in Division 1 with 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 51% is 133rd. As a team they are 102nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shots, ranking 53rd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's North Carolina/Syracuse college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Syracuse -6
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