Georgetown Hoyas vs Syracuse Orange Prediction, 1/9/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Georgetown Hoyas vs Syracuse Orange
Date: Saturday, January 9, 2021
Location: Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Georgetown (+10)
The Georgetown Hoyas (3-7) are headed to Carrier Dome on Saturday where they'll take on the Syracuse Orange (6-2). Georgetown opens this contest as 10-point underdogs. The total opens at 145.
Georgetown heads into this one with a record of 3-7 on the season. They are averaging 71.7 pts per contest (198th in college basketball) while hitting 41.7% from the floor. The Hoyas are connecting on 35.5% on three-point attempts (87 of 245) and 72.1% from the charity stripe. As a team, Georgetown is pulling down 43.6 boards per contest and has totaled 130 dimes for the campaign, which is 141st in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. They are turning it over 16.2 times per contest and as a squad they commit 17.7 fouls every game. On defense, the Hoyas are forcing their opponents into 10.1 turnovers every game while drawing 15.9 fouls. They are currently ranked 286th in college basketball in giving up assists with 146 conceded on the campaign. The Hoyas defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 40.8% (263 of 644) and they concede 37.2 boards per game as a basketball team. They are conceding 32.2% on 3-point attempts and they are 264th in the country in PPG allowed (73.7).
The Georgetown Hoyas took the court against the Butler Bulldogs and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 63-55 in their last contest. Georgetown ended the game having earned a 33.9% field goal percentage (20 of 59) and converted 9 of their 21 3-pointers. At the free throw line, the Hoyas made 6 of their 8 shots for a percentage of 75.0%. When it comes to rebounding, they earned 41 with 11 of them being offensive. They also dished out 12 assists in this game while earning 3 steals and 2 blocked shots. When discussing the defense, Georgetown allowed the other team to go 33.9% from the floor on 20 out of 59 shooting. Butler recorded 13 dimes and had 7 steals for this contest. On top of that, the Bulldogs snagged 31 rebounds (7 offensive, 24 defensive) and had 2 blocked shots. Butler finished the game shooting 66.7% from the free throw line by knocking down 10 of 15 tries. They knocked down 7 out of their 22 shots from three-point range.
Jamorko Pickett is one player who was a contributor in the game. He ended up with 12 points on 4 of 13 shooting. He saw the court for 31 mins and totaled 11 rebounds. Pickett finished shooting 30.8% from the floor and dished out 4 dimes. One more player that had an impact in the matchup for the Hoyas was Jahvon Blair. He totaled 8 rebounds and also accumulated 2 dimes. He finished shooting 25.0% from the floor for the game by connecting on 4-of-16 (11 points). Overall, Blair was on the court for 38 minutes.
Syracuse has a mark of 6-2 this year. As an offensive team, the Orange are connecting on 44.3% from the field, which is 189th in the country. Syracuse has earned 646 pts on the season (80.8 per contest) and they collect 40.1 rebounds per contest. Their rate of dishing out assists is at 18.3 times per game (21st in college hoops) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 13.5 times per contest. The Orange commit 14.6 personal fouls per contest and they shoot 77.6% from the charity stripe. The Orange on defense are ranked 114th in Division 1 in points given up per game with 67.3. The Syracuse defense gives up 29.4% from downtown (68 of 231) and opponents are converting on 70.4% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have relinquished 16.0 dimes and 38.1 total rebounds per game, ranking them 307th and 280th in D-1. They are forcing 17.6 TO's every game and allow teams to shoot 38.8% from the field (34th in the nation).
For their last game, the Syracuse Orange took a loss by a score of 63-60 when they played the Pittsburgh Panthers. The Orange corralled 22 defensive boards and 7 offensive boards totaling 29 in this game. They also stuffed 5 attempts while getting 12 steals in the matchup. The Panthers were called for 12 fouls for the matchup which got the Orange to the free throw line for 5 shots. They were able to knock down 4 of those for a rate of 80.0%. Pertaining to three-point attempts, Syracuse made 12 out of their 38 attempts (31.6%). When the final whistle blew, the Orange shot 22 for 60 from the field which gave them a percentage of 36.7%. The Orange permitted the Panthers to bury 23 out of 65 attempts from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 35.4% in this matchup. They finished 25.0% from three-point range by shooting 7 out of 28 and ended up going 10 of 16 at the free throw line (62.5%). In the matter of attacking the glass, Syracuse allowed Pittsburgh to collect 42 in all (15 offensive).
Alan Griffin ended up being a major contributor for the Orange in this matchup. He converted 6 out of 16 for the game giving him a rate of 37.5%, which earned him 15 points. Griffin grabbed 8 boards in his 37 mins and accounted for 4 dimes in the matchup. Someone else that was pivotal for Syracuse was Robert Braswell. He finished with 12 points in 20 minutes played by going 4 out of 7 shooting for the matchup. Braswell finished going 57.1% from the field as well as contributing 2 assists and 2 rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Georgetown (+10)
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