Rider Broncs vs Syracuse Orange Prediction, 12/5/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Rider Broncs vs Syracuse Orange
Date: Saturday, December 5, 2020
Location: Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Rider (+22)
The Rider Broncs (0-0) go to Carrier Dome on Saturday where they'll meet the Syracuse Orange (2-0). Syracuse opens this contest as 22-point favorites. The over/under has been set at 146.
Rider steps onto the court after finishing with a win-loss mark of 18-12 last season. They lost possession by turning the ball over 14.1 times per contest and as a unit committed 17.4 fouls per game. As a team, Rider pulled down 38.3 boards per game and totaled 391 dimes over the course of last season, which was 1st in college hoops in terms of passing the rock. The Broncs hit on 32.1% on shots from 3-point land (184 of 574) and 65.1% from the charity stripe. They had an average of 71.7 points per contest (171st in college hoops) on 43.8% from the field. Defensively, the Broncs forced 13.7 turnovers per contest and they drew 19.8 fouls. The Broncs defense gave up a field goal percentage of 42.0% (735 of 1,749) and they conceded 33.4 rebounds per contest as a basketball team. They were ranked 290th in Division 1 in giving up assists with 387 surrendered last year. They conceded 32.5% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they were ranked 138th in Division 1 in points per game from their opponents (69.3).
The Rider Broncs played the Manhattan Jaspers and walked away with a win by a score of 71-59 in their last game. Rider finished the game having earned a 49.0% FG percentage (24 of 49) and made 6 of their 16 three-point shots. From the charity stripe, the Broncs converted 17 of 36 attempts for a percentage of 47.2%. Pertaining to pulling down rebounds, they compiled 37 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 13 assists for this game while getting 8 steals and 4 blocked shots. In the matter of the defense, Rider allowed 49.0% from the field on 24 of 49. Manhattan earned 7 dimes and 8 steals for the contest. Additionally, the Jaspers had 34 boards (11 offensive, 23 defensive) and added 4 blocks. Manhattan finished 66.7% from the free throw line by making 12 of 18 attempts. They knocked down 7 of their 19 attempts from three-point range.
Dimencio Vaughn is one player Montana for the contest. He had 18 points on 4 of 6 shooting. He was on the court for 34 minutes and also totaled 8 boards. Vaughn ended up shooting 66.7% from the field and also dished out 2 dimes. One more player Akinwole walked away from this one shooting 50.0% from the floor and totaled 2 assists. in this matchup for the Broncs was Stevie Jordan. He snagged 10 boards and totaled 7 assists. He ended up shooting 22.2% from the floor in the matchup by connecting on 2-of-9 (8 points). In all, Jordan was on the court for 33 min.
Syracuse has a record of 2-0 on the year. The Orange commit 12.0 personal fouls every game while shooting 73.8% from the charity stripe. They are dishing out assists 18.0 times per game (43rd in the nation) and they are giving up possession 15.5 times per game. Syracuse has earned 160 pts so far this year (80.0 per game) and they collect 49.0 boards per game. On the offensive side of the court, the Orange are hitting on 42.2% from the floor, which ranks them 246th in the country. The Orange on the defensive end are ranked 88th in D-1 in PPG surrendered with 64.5. The Syracuse defense gives up 26.0% on shots from distance (19 of 73) and opponents are knocking down 66.7% of their free throw attempts. They allow 16.5 dimes and 38.0 total rebounds per game, which is 240th and 194th in the nation. They are able to force 19.0 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 36.0% from the field (40th in college basketball).
For their last game, the Syracuse Orange got the win with a final of 75-45 when they played the Niagara Purple Eagles. The Orange earned 37 defensive boards and 10 offensive boards for a total of 47 for the matchup. They also rejected 7 attempts while earning 11 steals for this game. The Purple Eagles had 16 personal fouls in this matchup which got the Orange to the charity stripe for 21 attempts. They were able to knock down 16 of them for a percentage of 76.2%. With regard to shots from downtown, Syracuse made 5 of 23 attempts (21.7%). When the final whistle blew, the Orange ended up shooting 27 for 60 from the floor which gave them a rate of 45.0%. The Orange permitted the Purple Eagles to knock down 18 of 65 tries from the floor which had them shooting 27.7% for the game. They wrapped up this game 16.7% from beyond the arc via 6 out of 36 and walked away from this one shooting 3 out of 6 at the free throw line (50.0%). In relation to rebounding, Syracuse permitted Niagara to snag 28 in total (9 on the offensive side).
Kadary Richmond played a lot for the Orange for the contest. He made 6 out of 10 for this contest for a field goal rate of 60.0%, which got him 16 points. Richmond grabbed 7 rebounds in his 35 minutes and accounted for 6 dimes in this contest. One more player who was a determining factor for Syracuse was Joseph Girard. He totaled 8 points in 35 minutes on the hardwood by going 3 of 11 from the floor for the game. Girard ended up shooting 27.3% from the field and also contributing 2 assists and 3 total rebounds.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Syracuse (-22) and under 146 points
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