Syracuse vs Pittsburgh Predictions, College Basketball Picks Tonight 2/26/2020
Game: Syracuse Orange vs Pittsburgh Panthers
Date: Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Location: Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, PA
TV: ESPN2, ESPNU
Odds/Point Spread: Pittsburgh -1
The Syracuse Orange travel to Petersen Events Center to play the Pittsburgh Panthers on Wednesday, February 26, 2020. The opening line for this matchup has Pittsburgh as 1 point favorites.
Syracuse heads into this matchup with a mark of 15-12. They currently have a point differential of 4.3 as they are averaging 74.0 points per contest while giving up 69.7 per game. Pittsburgh has an overall mark of 15-13. They are averaging 65.5 points per contest and giving up 64.4, which is a point differential of 1.1.
Valuable Syracuse Orange Betting Trends
The Syracuse Orange are 12-15-0 against the spread
The Syracuse Orange are 18-8-1 against the over/under
Important Pittsburgh Panthers Betting Trends
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 12-15-1 against the spread
The Pittsburgh Panthers are 14-13-1 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 Pittsburgh Panthers Injuries
11/05/19 F Kene Chukwuka Hip is out indefinitely
02/25/20 F Eric Hamilton Ankle is questionable Wednesday vs Syracuse
02/07/20 G Onyebuchi Ezeakudo Ankle is out indefinitely
01/09/20 G Ithiel Horton Undisclosed is out for season
Elijah Hughes comes into this contest averaging 18.6 points per game while playing 37.0 minutes per night this season. He pulls down 5.0 rebounds per game and dishes out 3.7 assists per game as well. His field goal percentage is 42% while his free throw percentage currently sits at 80%. Buddy Boeheim averages 15.5 points per game in 36.1 minutes per contest this season. He averages 2.1 assists per contest and 2.1 rebounds per game. His field goal percentage is 41% for the year while his free throw percentage is 71%.
Justin Champagnie averages 12.3 points per game while playing 32.2 minutes per contest this year. He grabs 7.1 rebounds per game and has 0.6 assists per contest on the year. His field goal percentage is 42% and his free throw percentage is at 79%. Trey McGowens averages 12.0 points per game this season and he sees the court an average of 33.4 minutes per contest. He also averages 3.5 rebounds per contest and 3.6 assists per game. His field goal percentage is 36% and his free throw percentage is 75%.
Useful Team Statistics
Syracuse averages 74.0 points per contest this season, which ranks them 102nd in the NCAA. Their average scoring margin is 4.3 and their shooting percentage is 44% as a team, which has them ranked 189th. Behind the arc they shoot 34% which is good for 157th in the nation. They average 35.5 rebounds per game and 14.2 assists per game, which ranks them 169th and 95th in those offensive categories. In the turnover department they rank 306th with 11.6 per game. The Orange allow 69.7 points per game to their opponents which ranks them 187th in the country. They also allow a 41% shooting percentage and a 32% average from behind the arc, ranking them 71st and 104th in those defensive categories. Opponents average 36.9 rebounds a game which ranks 274th and they give up 17.2 assists per contest, which puts them in 343rd place in Division 1. They force 13.7 turnovers per game which ranks them 202nd in D-1.
Useful Team Statistics
Pittsburgh is 311th in the country with 65.5 points per game this year. They are 321st in Division 1 in shooting at 41%, while their average scoring margin is 1.1. They shoot 29% from 3-point range, which is good for 332nd in the nation. They are 230th in the NCAA in rebounding with 34.4 boards per game, and 209th in assists per contest with 12.7. The Panthers are 296th in turnovers per game with 11.8. The Panthers surrender 64.4 points per contest, which ranks them 47th in D-1. Their defense allows a 42% shooting percentage and a 34% average from 3-point range, ranking them 149th and 246th in those defensive statistics. They rank 264th with 13.8 assists allowed per contest and 237th with 36.0 rebounds surrendered per game. The Panthers are 305th in country in forcing turnovers with 15.4 per game.
The Orange have an offensive rating of 107.5, which is ranked 56th. They are 226th in college basketball in pace with 68.5 possessions per 40 minutes, and their eFG% of 51% is 132nd. As a unit they are 103rd 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 305th in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 14.6 times per 100 possessions.
Pittsburgh is 281st in college basketball in turnovers, as they turn the ball over an average of 15.1 times per 100 possessions. The Panthers are 215th in the country in offensive rating with 99.7. In terms of pace they are 330th in Division 1 with 65.4 possessions per 40 minutes, and their effective field goal percentage of 45% is 336th. As a team they are 320th in D-1 in true shooting percentage with 50% and they shoot 3-pointers on 32% of their shots, ranking 292nd in the nation.
Who will win tonight's Syracuse/Pittsburgh college basketball game against the spread?
Josh's Pick: Take Pittsburgh -1
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