Syracuse vs Boston College Predictions, Free College Basketball Picks, Tips 3/3/2020
Game: Syracuse Orange vs Boston College Eagles
Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Location: Silvio O. Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, MA
TV: ESPN, ESPN2
Odds/Point Spread: Boston College +4.5
The Syracuse Orange head to Silvio O. Conte Forum to take on the Boston College Eagles on Tuesday, March 3, 2020. The opening line for this game has Syracuse as 4.5 point favorites.
Syracuse heads into this matchup with a mark of 16-13. They currently have a point differential of 4.3 as they are averaging 74.1 points per contest while giving up 69.8 per game. Boston College has an overall mark of 13-16. They are averaging 64.7 points per contest and giving up 69.5, which is a point differential of -4.8.
Valuable Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 13-16-0 against the spread this season
The Syracuse Orange are 19-9-1 against the over/under this year
Important Boston College Eagles Betting Trends
The Boston College Eagles are 14-15-0 against the spread this season
The Boston College Eagles are 13-15-1 against the over/under this year
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
Key Boston College Eagles Injuries
11/05/19 G Wynston Tabbs Undisclosed is out for season
03/02/20 G Chris Herren Jr. Arm is questionable Tuesday vs Syracuse
03/02/20 F Jairus Hamilton Knee is questionable Tuesday vs Syracuse
Elijah Hughes comes into this game averaging 18.8 points per contest while playing 37.2 minutes per night this year. He grabs 5.0 rebounds per contest and distributes 3.7 assists per game. His FG percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is 81%. Buddy Boeheim averages 15.2 points per contest in 35.3 minutes per game. He averages 2.1 assists per game and 2.0 rebounds per contest. His field goal percentage is 41% for the season while his free throw percentage is 73%.
Jay Heath scores 12.9 points per contest while playing 33.0 minutes per game. He hauls in 3.4 rebounds per contest and has 2.0 assists per game on the season. His FG percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 56%. Derryck Thornton averages 12.9 points per game this year and he sees the court an average of 31.7 minutes per game. He also brings in 2.9 rebounds per game and has 3.5 assists per contest. His field goal percentage is 39% and his free throw percentage is 79%.
Useful Team Statistics
Syracuse averages 74.1 points per contest, which is 101st in D-1. Their average scoring margin is 4.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a unit, which has them ranked 185th. From 3-point territory they shoot 34%, which is good for 167th in the nation. They average 35.4 boards per contest and 14.2 assists per game, which ranks them 162nd and 87th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they are 301st with 11.6 per game. The Orange allow 69.8 points per contest, which is 191st in the NCAA. They also surrender a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from 3-point range, ranking them 69th and 107th in defensive field goal percentage. Opponents average 36.8 rebounds a game which ranks 272nd, and they allow 17.3 assists per game which puts them in 343rd place in the country. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 201st in Division 1.
Useful Team Statistics
Boston College is 320th in the nation with 64.7 points per contest this season. They are 323rd in the country in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is -4.8. They shoot 30% from beyond the arc, which is good for 314th in the NCAA. They are 302nd in D-1 in rebounding with 32.8 boards per contest and 228th in assists per game with 12.5. The Eagles are 152nd in turnovers per contest with 13.4. The Eagles give up 69.5 points per game, which ranks them 181st in Division 1. Their defense surrenders a 44% shooting percentage and a 34% average from behind the 3-point line, ranking them 247th and 228th in those defensive statistics. They rank 231st with 13.3 dimes allowed per game and 299th with 37.7 boards surrendered per contest. The Eagles are 295th in the nation in forcing turnovers with 15.1 per contest this year.
The Orange have an offensive rating of 107.5, which is ranked 53rd. They are 221st in college basketball in pace with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 133rd. As a unit they are 111th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 53rd in D-1. Syracuse is 299th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions.
Boston College is 138th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 16.9 times per 100 possessions. The Eagles have an offensive rating of 93, which is ranked 330th. They are 176th in D-1 in pace with 69.3 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 47% is 317th. As a unit they are 333rd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 49% and they shoot 3-pointers on 39% of their shot attempts, ranking 135th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Syracuse/Boston College college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Syracuse -4.5
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