Syracuse vs Notre Dame predictions 1/22/2020 College Basketball Picks & Tips
Game: Syracuse Orange vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Location: Purcell Pavilion in Notre Dame, IN
TV: ESPN2, ESPNU
Odds/Point Spread: Notre Dame -4.5
The Syracuse Orange travel to Purcell Pavilion to play the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Wednesday, January 22, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Notre Dame as 4.5 point favorites.
Syracuse comes into this game with an overall record of 11-7. They currently have a point differential of 7.7 as they are averaging 73.1 points per game while giving up 65.4 per contest. Notre Dame has an overall record of 11-6. They are averaging 75.1 points per game and surrendering 66.1, good for a point differential of 8.9.
Valuable Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 7-11-0 against the spread
The Syracuse Orange are 11-7-0 against the over/under
Important Notre Dame Fighting Irish Betting Trends
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 8-8-1 against the spread
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish are 6-11-0 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 Notre Dame Fighting Irish Injuries
12/06/19 G Robby Carmody ACL is out indefinitely
Elijah Hughes comes into this contest averaging 19.3 points per game while playing 37.8 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.1 rebounds per game and dishes out 4.3 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 45% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 78%. Buddy Boeheim averages 16.2 points per game in 35.3 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.5 assists per contest and 2.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 77%.
John Mooney averages 15.4 points per game while playing 32.6 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 13.9 rebounds per game and has 1.9 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 45% and his free throw percentage is at 55%. T.J. Gibbs averages 13.4 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 34.2 minutes per contest. He also averages 2.6 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 41% and his free throw percentage is 88%.
Useful Team Statistics
Syracuse averages 73.1 points per contest this season, which ranks them 134th in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 7.7 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 142nd. Behind the arc they shoot 37% which is good for 50th in the nation. They average 36.0 rebounds per game and 16.0 assists per game, which ranks them 168th and 30th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 306th with 11.7 per game. The Orange allow 65.4 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 88th in the country. They also allow a 38% shooting percentage and a 30% average from behind the arc, ranking them 25th and 69th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.2 rebounds a game which ranks 236th and they give up 16.8 assists per contest, which puts them in 339th place in Division 1. They force 13.3 turnovers per game which ranks them 140th in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Notre Dame is 93rd in the country with 75.1 points per game this year. They are 247th in Division 1 in shooting at 42%, while their average scoring margin is 8.9. They shoot 35% from 3-point range, which is good for 115th in the nation. They are 36th in the NCAA in rebounding with 39.8 boards per game, and 6th in assists per contest with 17.6. The Fighting Irish are 349th in turnovers per game with 9.8. The Fighting Irish surrender 66.1 points per contest, which ranks them 103rd in D-1. Their defense allows a 40% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 69th and 219th in those defensive statistics. They rank 251st with 13.6 assists allowed per contest and 322nd with 38.9 rebounds surrendered per game. The Fighting Irish are 100th in country in forcing turnovers with 12.7 per game.
The Orange have an offensive rating of 108.5, which is ranked 47th. They are 306th in college basketball in pace with 66.9 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 53% is 68th. As a unit they are 66th in the nation in true shooting percentage with 56% and they shoot 3-pointers on 46% of their shot attempts, ranking 31st in D-1. Syracuse is 278th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.2 times per 100 possessions.
Notre Dame is 350th in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 12.1 times per 100 possessions. The Fighting Irish are 70th in the country in offensive rating with 107.1. In terms of pace they are 197th in Division 1 with 69.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 50% is 164th. As a team they are 192nd in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 53% and they shoot 3-pointers on 45% of their shots, ranking 34th in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Syracuse/Notre Dame college basketball game against the spread?
Guy's Pick: Take Notre Dame -4.5
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