Cornell Big Red vs Syracuse Orange Prediction, 12/17/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Cornell Big Red vs Syracuse Orange
Date: Saturday, December 17, 2022
Location: JMA Wireless Dome in Syracuse, NY
The Cornell Big Red (7-2) are on their way to JMA Wireless Dome on Saturday where they will attempt to defeat the Syracuse Orange (7-4).
The Cornell Big Red stepped onto the hardwood against Miami and walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 107-105 in their last contest. Cornell finished the game having earned a 51.9% field goal percentage (41 out of 79) and buried 12 of their 36 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Big Red converted 11 of their 15 shots for a percentage of 73.3%. In relation to pulling down boards, they earned 29 with 12 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 27 assists in the game while forcing the opposition into 15 turnovers and having 12 steals. Concerning defense, Cornell allowed the other team to shoot 55.4% from the floor on 36 out of 65 shooting. Miami distributed 21 assists and had 6 steals for this contest. Additionally, Miami totaled 35 boards (11 offensive, 24 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Miami finished the contest at 84.6% when shooting free throws by making 22 of 26 shots. They also converted 13 of 26 attempts from 3-point range. In relation to fouls, the Big Red finished with 18 and Miami accumulated 17 fouls.
Greg Dolan is one player who played a role in this game. He was able to score 19 points on 8 out of 11 shooting. He was on the court for 31 mins played and pulled down 2 boards. He finished shooting 72.7% from the floor and also distributed 6 assists.
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Cornell will take the court with a record of 7-2 on the year. They are turning it over 13.7 times per game and as a team they are committing 15.1 fouls per game. As a unit, Cornell is pulling in 37.2 boards per contest and is sitting with 188 dimes on the year, which ranks 16th in the nation in terms of passing the rock. The Big Red are connecting on 37.0% on 3-point shots (107 of 289) and 67.9% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 85.1 points per outing (11th in the nation) while shooting 49.8% from the field.
On the defensive end of the court, the Big Red are able to force 16.1 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 15.9 fouls. They relinquish 33.9% on shots from beyond the arc and they rank 256th in college hoops in points per game allowed (72.1). The Big Red defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 42.2% (245 of 581) and they relinquish 35.7 rebounds per game as a group. They are ranked 261st in college hoops in giving up assists to their opponents with 145 conceded this season.
The last time they took the hardwood, the Syracuse Orange walked away with a victory by a final of 86-64 when they played Monmouth. The Orange snagged 19 defensive boards and 11 offensive rebounds for a total of 30 for the matchup. They also turned it over 10 times, while earning 9 steals in this matchup. Monmouth was called for 19 fouls in this game which took the Orange to the free throw line for a total of 28 shots. They were able to knock down 22 of the free throws for a percentage of 78.6%. In the matter of three-point shots, Syracuse converted 8 out of their 15 attempts (53.3%). When this game wrapped up, the Orange shot 28 out of 55 from the field which gave them a rate of 50.9%. The Orange allowed Monmouth to convert 22 out of 59 attempts from the field which had them sitting at 37.3% for this contest. They finished 24.0% from behind the 3-point line by connecting on 6 of 25 and ended up going 14 of 16 from the free throw line (87.5%). When talking about cleaning the glass, Syracuse permitted Monmouth to snag 28 in all (10 offensive).
Judah Mintz was important for the Orange in this game. He converted 6 of 12 in the game for a rate of 50.0%, and tallied 1 rebound. He had 24 points in his 36 minutes of playing time and accounted for 5 dimes for this contest.
Syracuse has a mark of 7-4 for the season. When it comes to offense, the Orange are connecting on 46.3% from the floor, which is 111th in the nation. Syracuse has 819 pts on the campaign (74.5 per game) and they pull in 37.0 boards per game. They are assisting teammates 14.5 times per game (119th in college basketball) and they are giving up possession 11.3 times per game. The Orange commit 13.4 fouls per game and they shoot 73.8% from the charity stripe.
The Orange on defense are ranked 185th in the country in points allowed per contest with 68.6. They are forcing their opponents into 13.7 TO's every game and have let teams shoot 39.9% from the field (62nd in college basketball). The Syracuse defense surrenders 32.6% on three-point shots (104 of 319) and opponents are connecting on 66.0% of their shots from the charity stripe. They allow 16.6 assists and 37.2 boards every game, ranking them 354th and 303rd in college hoops.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Syracuse
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