Miami Hurricanes vs Syracuse Orange Prediction, 1/19/2021 College Basketball Pick, Tips and Odds
Game: Miami Hurricanes vs Syracuse Orange
Date: Tuesday, January 19, 2021
Location: Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY
Odds/Point Spread: Miami (+6)
The Syracuse Orange (7-4) host the Miami Hurricanes (6-6) at Carrier Dome on Tuesday. The odds on this matchup have Syracuse as 6-point favorites. The total opens at 142.
Miami comes into this one with a record of 6-6 on the year. The Hurricanes are connecting on 28.0% on 3-point shots (63 of 225) and 68.5% from the charity stripe. They have an average of 68.3 points per contest (259th in D-1) while shooting 43.7% from the floor. They turn it over 14.1 times per game and as a team are committing 14.3 fouls per game. As a unit, Miami is pulling in 38.3 boards per contest and is sitting with 147 assists so far this season, which ranks 189th in Division 1 in terms of passing. On defense, the Hurricanes are forcing 13.3 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 18.0 fouls. The Hurricanes defensively are giving up a field goal percentage of 40.7% (292 of 717) and they relinquish 33.6 boards per game as a squad. They rank 262nd in the country in allowing assists to the opposition with 170 conceded on the season. They are relinquishing 36.0% on shots from beyond the arc and they are 96th in the nation in points per game allowed (66.8).
The Miami Hurricanes faced off with the Louisville Cardinals and went home with a win by a final score of 78-72 in their last contest. Miami finished with a 49.2% FG percentage (29 out of 59) and made 8 out of their 20 3-pointers. From the free throw line, the Hurricanes converted 12 of 19 tries for a rate of 63.2%. In the matter of getting rebounds, they collected 36 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. They also recorded 15 assists in this matchup while having 3 steals and 2 blocks. In relation to the defense, Miami allowed the other team to go 49.2% from the field on 29 out of 59 shooting. Louisville distributed 11 assists and had 7 steals in this contest. Furthurmore, the Cardinals grabbed 29 rebounds (7 offensive, 22 defensive) and earned 2 blocked shots. Louisville ended up going 83.3% when shooting free throws by converting 15 of 18 tries. They knocked down 3 of their 20 attempts from beyond the perimeter.
Isaiah Wong is someone who came through in the matchup. He notched 30 points on 12 of 20 shooting. He played for 39 minutes and grabbed 7 rebounds. Wong finished 60.0% from the field and also totaled 6 dimes. One more player that was a determining factor in this matchup for the Hurricanes was Matt Cross. He grabbed 4 rebounds and also earned 2 dimes. He ended up shooting 57.1% from the field for the matchup by going 4-of-7 (16 points). When the game finished, Cross played for 29 minutes.
Syracuse has a mark of 7-4 on the season. Syracuse has totaled 871 points so far this year (79.2 per contest) and they grab 38.6 boards per game. The Orange are responsible for committing 15.1 fouls every game and they go 78.4% from the free throw line. As an offense, the Orange are connecting on 44.1% from the floor, which is ranked 194th in the country. They are assisting teammates 17.5 times per contest (22nd in the nation) and they are turning it over 12.4 times per contest. The Orange defensively are ranked 205th in college hoops in PPG surrendered with 71.3. They concede 16.7 assists and 39.3 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 330th and 309th in the nation. The Syracuse defense gives up 29.7% on 3-point shots (92 of 310) and opponents are making 73.9% of their free throw attempts. They are forcing their opponents into 15.5 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.0% from the field (56th in the country).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Syracuse Orange walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 96-76 against the Pittsburgh Panthers. The Orange pulled down 24 defensive boards and 9 offensive rebounds totaling 33 for this contest. They turned away 9 shots while recording 2 steals in this contest. The Panthers had 18 fouls for the contest which got the Orange to the free throw line for 22 attempts. They were able to bury 19 of the free throw tries for a percentage of 86.4%. Concerning shooting from beyond the arc, Syracuse converted 3 of their 22 attempts (13.6%). At the conclusion of this game, the Orange finished the game shooting 27 for 67 from the floor which gave them a percentage of 40.3%. The Orange allowed the Panthers to bury 31 of their 67 attempts from the field which left them with a shooting percentage of 46.3% in the matchup. They finished shooting 34.8% from downtown via 8 of 23 and ended up shooting 26 of 32 from the free throw line (81.3%). With respect to rebounding, Syracuse allowed Pittsburgh to snag 43 in all (15 on the offensive side).
Alan Griffin pitched in for the Orange for this game. He buried 10 of 18 for this game giving him a rate of 55.6%, which had him finishing with 28 points. Griffin pulled down 7 rebounds in his 32 mins played and had 2 assists for this game. Someone else that ended being a contributor for Syracuse was Quincy Guerrier. He finished with 18 points in 38 minutes on the court via 8 of 17 shooting in this game. Guerrier ended up shooting 47.1% from the field in addition to earning 3 assists and 12 total rebounds.
Who will win tonight's college basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Miami (+6)
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