Syracuse Orange vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights Prediction, 12/8/2020 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Syracuse Orange vs Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Date: Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Location: Rutgers Athletic Center in Piscataway, NJ
Odds/Point Spread: Syracuse (+4.5)
The Syracuse Orange (3-0) head to Rutgers Athletic Center on Tuesday where they'll take on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights (3-0). The spread on this matchup has Rutgers as 4.5-point favorites. The total has been set at 141.5.
Syracuse will enter this matchup with a mark of 3-0 on the season. The Orange are hitting 34.1% on three-point shots (30 of 88) and 75.8% from the free throw line. They have an average of 82.3 points per contest (63rd in the nation) on 45.7% from the field. They lose possession via turnover 15.7 times per game and as a squad are committing 13.3 fouls per game. As a team, Syracuse is collecting 46.3 boards per contest and has accounted for 60 dimes for the campaign, which has them ranked 77th in the nation in terms of passing. On the defensive end, the Orange are forcing 17.7 turnovers per contest and they draw 17.7 fouls. The Orange are giving up a FG percentage of 34.0% (66 of 194) and they surrender 35.0 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They rank 181st in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 46 relinquished this year. They are giving up 26.0% on three-point shots and they are 48th in college hoops in points per game allowed (60.3).
The Syracuse Orange stepped onto the hardwood against the Rider Broncs and went home with a win by a final score of 87-52 in their last game. Syracuse walked away from the contest with a 54.9% field goal percentage (28 of 51) and converted 15 of 30 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Orange buried 16 of 20 shots for a rate of 80.0%. Regarding getting rebounds, they earned 38 with 5 of them being of the offensive sort. They also dished out 24 assists for the matchup as well as having 7 steals and 6 blocks. In terms of defense, Syracuse allowed 54.9% from the floor on 28 out of 51. Rider earned 13 dimes and 8 steals for this contest. On top of that, the Broncs grabbed 24 rebounds (7 offensive, 17 defensive) and got 6 blocks. Rider finished the game shooting 73.3% at the free throw line by knocking down 11 of 15 attempts. They also buried 7 out of their 27 attempts from downtown.
Joseph GirardI is one player who had an impact in this contest. He was able to score 21 points on 6 out of 13 shooting. He was on the court for 32 minutes played and also totaled 2 rebounds. GirardI finished the game at 46.2% from the field and recorded 5 assists. Someone else that was a major contributor in this game for the Orange was Kadary Richmond. He totaled 7 rebounds and also accumulated 6 dimes. He shot 40.0% from the floor in the game by connecting on 2-of-5 (7 points). When the final whistle was blown, Richmond saw the court for 31 min.
Rutgers has a mark of 3-0 on the campaign. Rutgers has scored 252 points so far this season (84.0 per game) and they grab 45.7 boards per game. The Scarlet Knights are responsible for committing 14.0 fouls per game and they go 55.1% from the free throw line. When it comes to offense, the Scarlet Knights are hitting on 54.3% from the floor, which ranks them 67th in the country. They are dishing out assists 19.3 times per contest (28th in college hoops) and they turn it over 13.0 times per contest. The Scarlet Knights are ranked 94th in D-1 in points given up per game with 64.7. The Rutgers defense gives up 31.1% on shots from beyond the perimeter (23 of 74) and opponents are knocking down 62.5% of their free throw attempts. They concede 12.0 dimes and 34.3 total rebounds per game, ranking them 119th and 114th in Division 1. They are able to force 15.3 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 36.9% from the floor (44th in D-1).
When they last stepped on the hardwood, the Rutgers Scarlet Knights got the victory with a final of 70-56 when they played the Hofstra Pride. The Scarlet Knights were able to snag 37 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 45 for this contest. They also stuffed 7 tries while recording 8 steals in this game. The Pride committed 21 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Scarlet Knights to the free throw line for 29 tries. They were able to convert 18 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 62.1%. In the matter of shots from downtown, Rutgers made 4 of their 14 tries (28.6%). When the final whistle blew, the Scarlet Knights ended up going 24 for 55 from the field which gave them a rate of 43.6%. The Scarlet Knights allowed the Pride to knock down 19 out of 63 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 30.2% for this game. They finished 22.2% from distance by going 6 of 27 and finished the contest at 12 of 19 from the charity stripe (63.2%). In relation to how they attacked the glass, Rutgers allowed Hofstra to grab 33 in total (7 offensive).
Jacob Young ended up playing a lot for the Scarlet Knights in this contest. He buried 5 of 14 for this contest for a field goal rate of 35.7%, which got him 17 points. Young snagged 3 boards in his 37 mins played and tallied 2 dimes for this game. An additional guy who saw a lot of action for Rutgers was Montez Mathis. He was able to score 14 points in his 37 minutes on the court by going 6 out of 12 from the floor in this game. Mathis ended up shooting 50.0% from the field while also collecting 2 assists and 6 boards.
So what is Tonights Parlay prediction?
Parlay's Pundit's Pick: Take Rutgers (-4.5) and under 141.5 points
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