Notre Dame vs Syracuse College Basketball Betting Tips 1/4/2020
Game: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Syracuse Orange
Date: Saturday, January 4, 2020
Location: Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY
TV: ESPN2, ESPNU
Odds/Point Spread: Syracuse -3.5
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish head to Carrier Dome to take on the Syracuse Orange on Saturday, January 4, 2020. The opening line for this game has Syracuse as 3.5 point favorites.
Notre Dame heads into this matchup with a mark of 9-4. They currently have a point differential of 11.9 as they are averaging 75.2 points per contest while giving up 63.3 per game. Syracuse has an overall record of 8-5. They are averaging 73.5 points per game and surrendering 65.2, good for a point differential of 8.2.
Valuable Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 6-7-0 against the spread this season
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 4-9-0 against the over/under this year
Important Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 4-9-0 against the spread this season
The Syracuse Orange are 8-5-0 against the over/under this year
Key Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
12/06/19 G Robby Carmody ACL is out indefinitely
Key Syracuse Orange Injuries
12/28/19 C Jesse Edwards Ankle is questionable
12/28/19 G Howard Washington Knee is questionable
11/20/19 G Jalen Carey Thumb is out indefinitely
John Mooney comes into this game averaging 14.9 points per contest while playing 31.8 minutes per night this year. He grabs 13.5 rebounds per contest and distributes 2.0 assists per game. His FG percentage is 46% while his free throw percentage is 55%. Temple Gibbs averages 12.3 points per contest in 32.8 minutes per game. He averages 3.7 assists per game and 3.1 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 35% for the season while his free throw percentage is 87%.
Elijah Hughes scores 19.8 points per contest while playing 37.3 minutes per game. He hauls in 4.8 rebounds per contest and has 4.7 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 46% and his free throw percentage is at 77%. Buddy Boeheim averages 15.2 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.0 rebounds per game and has 2.8 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 83%.
Useful Team Statistics
Notre Dame averages 75.2 points per contest, which is 109th in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 11.9 and their shooting percentage is 42% as a unit, which has them ranked 258th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 157th in the nation. They average 40.7 boards per contest and 18.2 assists per game, which ranks them 29th and 3rd in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 349th with 9.6 per game. The Fighting Irish allow 63.3 points per contest, which is 62nd in the NCAA. They also surrender a 39% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 29th and 138th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 40.1 rebounds a game which ranks 334th, and they allow 12.9 assists per game which puts them in 210th place in the country. They force 13.4 turnovers per game which ranks them 127th in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Syracuse is 144th in the nation with 73.5 points per contest this season. They are 170th in the country in shooting at 44%, while their average scoring margin is 8.2. They shoot 35% from beyond the arc, which is good for 95th in the NCAA. They are 203rd in D-1 in rebounding with 35.3 boards per contest and 11th in assists per game with 17.5. The Orange are 286th in turnovers per contest with 12.3. The Orange give up 65.2 points per game, which ranks them 97th in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 25th and 56th in those defensive statistics. They rank 320th with 15.7 dimes allowed per game and 234th with 36.3 boards surrendered per contest. The Orange are 186th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 14.3 per contest this year.
The Fighting Irish have an offensive rating of 106.3, which is ranked 90th. They are 190th in college basketball in pace with 70.1 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 50% is 187th. As a unit they are 199th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 22nd in D-1. Notre Dame is 350th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 11.8 times per 100 possessions.
Syracuse is 251st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.8 times per 100 possessions. The Orange are 61st in the country in offensive rating with 108.2. In terms of pace they are 282nd in Division 1 with 67.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 53% is 93rd. As a team they are 85th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 48% of their shots, ranking 13th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Notre Dame/Syracuse college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Notre Dame +3.5
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