Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Syracuse Orange Prediction, 2/21/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Syracuse Orange
Date: Monday, February 21, 2022
Location: Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY
The Syracuse Orange (14-12) will play the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (11-15) at Carrier Dome on Monday.
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets played Pittsburgh and took home the win by a score of 68-62 in their last game. With respect to personal fouls, the Yellow Jackets walked away with 20 and Pittsburgh recorded 15 personal fouls. They converted 5 of their 20 shots from 3-point land. Pittsburgh ended up shooting 75.0% when shooting free throws by knocking down 15 of their 20 shots. Additionally, Pittsburgh totaled 33 boards (10 offensive, 23 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. Pittsburgh distributed 15 dimes and had 3 steals in this contest. When discussing defense, Georgia Tech allowed 41.2% from the field on 21 of 51 shooting. They also distributed 18 dimes in the game as well as forcing the other team into 15 turnovers and getting 6 steals. When discussing grabbing rebounds, they compiled a total of 30 with 8 of them being of the offensive variety. When they shot from the free throw line, the Yellow Jackets converted 10 of 11 attempts for a percentage of 90.9%. Georgia Tech ended with a 46.4% field goal percentage (26 of 56) and knocked down 6 of 18 3-point shots.
Michael Devoe is a player who was a major factor in this matchup. He finished 53.3% from the floor and also distributed 3 assists. He was on the hardwood for 36 mins played and also collected 6 rebounds. He notched 22 points on 8 of 15 shooting.
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Georgia Tech will enter this matchup with a record of 11-15 so far this year. They are averaging 68.7 pts per contest (246th in the nation) while connecting on 44.1% from the field. The Yellow Jackets are shooting 35.8% on shots from distance (187 of 523) and 70.1% from the free throw line. As a team, Georgia Tech is snagging 34.1 rebounds per game and has racked up 354 assists on the season, which is 157th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 13.5 times per game and as a basketball team are committing 18.3 fouls every game.
When they are on defense, the Yellow Jackets are able to force 13.8 turnovers per game and they draw 14.4 fouls. They are relinquishing 30.5% on 3-point attempts and they are ranked 203rd in D-1 in points per game allowed (69.5). The Yellow Jackets defense is giving up a shooting percentage of 43.3% (644 of 1,488) and they concede 34.9 boards per contest as a basketball team. They currently rank 297th in D-1 in giving up assists to their opponents with 382 conceded so far this year.
The last time they took the court, the Syracuse Orange took home the win by a final score of 76-56 against Boston College. Concerning rebounding, Syracuse permitted Boston College to snag 36 in all (11 on the offensive glass). They went 17.9% from beyond the arc by hitting 5 of 28 and finished the contest at 5 out of 6 at the charity stripe (83.3%). The Orange permitted Boston College to convert 23 of their 66 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 34.8% in the matchup. When the final whistle blew, the Orange ended up shooting 30 out of 59 from the floor which had them sitting at 50.8%. When discussing 3-point attempts, Syracuse converted 10 of 23 tries (43.5%). They were able to make 6 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 54.5%. Boston College had 11 fouls in the game which got the Orange to the free throw line for a total of 11 attempts. They gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while recording 13 steals in the matchup. The Orange were able to corral 29 defensive rebounds and 6 offensive rebounds totaling 35 in this matchup.
Cole Swider ended up being important for the Orange for the matchup. He made 7 of 13 in the matchup giving him a field goal percentage of 53.8%, and accumulated 4 rebounds. He earned 18 points in his 36 mins of playing time and totaled 4 assists in the game.
Syracuse has a mark of 14-12 for the season. As an offense, the Orange are hitting on 45.7% from the field, which is ranked 92nd in D-1. Syracuse has accounted for 2,012 pts this year (77.4 per game) and they average 36.3 boards per game. Their rate of assisting teammates is at 14.8 times per contest (69th in the country) and they are giving up possession 11.4 times per contest. The Orange are committing 13.9 personal fouls every game while shooting 72.1% from the charity stripe.
The Syracuse defense allows 33.3% on shots from beyond the arc (270 of 811) and their opposition makes 74.9% of their shots from the charity stripe. They allow 18.5 dimes and 37.0 rebounds per contest, which is 358th and 304th in college hoops. The Orange defensively are ranked 298th in D-1 in PPG given up with 73.8. They are forcing their opponents into 12.4 turnovers on a nightly basis and have allowed teams to shoot 42.3% from the field (140th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Georgia Tech
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