Syracuse vs Miami Predictions, College Basketball Picks Against The Spread 3/7/2020
Game: Syracuse Orange vs Miami Hurricanes
Date: Saturday, March 7, 2020
Location: Watsco Center in Coral Gables, FL
Odds/Point Spread: Miami -1
The Syracuse Orange travel to Watsco Center to play the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday, March 7, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Miami as 1 point favorites.
Syracuse heads into this matchup with a mark of 17-13. They currently have a point differential of 4.6 as they are averaging 74.4 points per contest while giving up 69.8 per game. Miami has an overall mark of 14-15. They are averaging 71.5 points per contest and giving up 73.7, which is a point differential of -2.1.
Valuable Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 14-16-0 against the spread
The Syracuse Orange are 20-9-1 against the over/under
Important Miami Hurricanes Betting Trends
The Miami Hurricanes are 15-14-0 against the spread
The Miami Hurricanes are 17-12-0 against the over/under
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 Miami Hurricanes Injuries
12/05/19 F Deng Gak Knee is out for season
03/06/20 G Chris Lykes Head left last game, is questionable Saturday vs Syracuse
Buddy Boeheim averages 15.4 points per game in 35.2 minutes per contest. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 1.9 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 74%. Elijah Hughes comes into this contest averaging 19.1 points per game while playing 37.2 minutes per night. He pulls down 5.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.6 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 43% while his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Dejan Vasiljevic averages 12.9 points per game and he sees the court an average of 33.8 minutes per contest. He also averages 4.2 rebounds per contest and 1.1 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 40% and his free throw percentage is 88%. Chris Lykes averages 15.2 points per game while playing 30.1 minutes per contest. He grabs 2.1 rebounds per game and has 2.4 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 43% and his free throw percentage is at 81%.
Useful Team Statistics
The Orange allow 69.8 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 188th in Division 1. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 33% average from behind the arc, ranking them 68th and 150th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.7 rebounds a game which ranks 269th, and they give up 17.5 assists per contest which puts them in 344th place in the NCAA. They force 13.9 turnovers per game which ranks them 220th in the nation. Syracuse averages 74.4 points per contest this season, which ranks them 88th in the country. Their average scoring margin is 4.6 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 181st. Behind the arc they shoot 33% which is good for 172nd in D-1. They average 35.5 rebounds per game and 14.1 assists per contest, which ranks them 159th and 96th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 303rd with 11.5 per game.
Useful Team Statistics
The Hurricanes surrender 73.7 points per contest, which ranks them 284th in the NCAA. Their defense allows a 45% shooting percentage and a 35% average from 3-point range, ranking them 254th and 269th in those defensive statistics. They rank 329th with 15.5 assists allowed per contest, and 327th with 38.7 rebounds surrendered per game. The Hurricanes are 115th in Division 1 in forcing turnovers with 12.6 per game. Miami is 161st in the country with 71.5 points per game this year. They are 199th in the D-1 in shooting at 43%, while their average scoring margin is -2.1. They shoot 32% from 3-point range, which is good for 261st in the nation. They are 238th in the country in rebounding with 34.2 boards per game and 344th in assists per contest with 9.9. The Hurricanes are 262nd in turnovers per game with 12.1.
The Orange have an offensive rating of 108, which is ranked 47th. They are 219th in college basketball in pace with 68.6 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 134th. As a unit they are 96th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 55% and they shoot 3-pointers on 43% of their shot attempts, ranking 56th in D-1. Syracuse is 305th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.5 times per 100 possessions.
Miami is 270th in the country in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions. The Hurricanes have an offensive rating of 101.1, which is ranked 186th. They are 179th in D-1 in pace with 69.2 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 49% is 224th. As a unit they are 202nd in college basketball in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 36% of their shot attempts, ranking 212th in the country.
Who will win tonight's Syracuse/Miami college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Miami -1
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