Lehigh Mountain Hawks vs Syracuse Orange Prediction, 11/7/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Lehigh Mountain Hawks vs Syracuse Orange
Date: Monday, November 7, 2022
Location: JMA Wireless Dome in Syracuse, NY
JMA Wireless Dome is where the Syracuse Orange (16-17 last year) will attempt to beat the Lehigh Mountain Hawks (13-19 last season) on Monday.
The Lehigh Mountain Hawks stepped onto the hardwood against Colgate and took a loss by a score of 81-61 in their last game of last season. Lehigh walked away from the game with a 34.9% field goal percentage (22 of 63) and converted 7 out of their 23 shots from distance. From the charity stripe, the Mountain Hawks knocked down 10 of their 11 shots for a rate of 90.9%. When talking about rebounding, they compiled 29 with 7 of them being on the offensive end. They also distributed 12 assists in this game while creating 10 turnovers and having 7 steals. In terms of defending, Lehigh let their opponent shoot 49.2% from the field on 29 of 59 shooting. Colgate distributed 19 dimes and had 7 steals in the game. Additionally, Colgate grabbed 40 boards (9 offensive, 31 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Colgate finished the game at 71.4% from the charity stripe by knocking down 15 of their 21 shots. They converted 8 of their 18 shots from long range. When talking about personal fouls, the Mountain Hawks walked away with 19 and Colgate finished the game with 8 personal fouls.
Marques Wilson is one guy who had an impact in the matchup. He notched 11 points on 5 of 11 shooting. He was on the hardwood for 26 minutes and also collected 6 rebounds. He finished the game shooting 45.5% from the field and also dished out 5 dimes.
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Lehigh steps onto the hardwood after finishing with a mark of 13-19 last year. They lost possession via turnover 13.3 times per game and as a team committed 16.9 fouls on a nightly basis. As a group, Lehigh pulled in 33.3 rebounds per game and earned 453 dimes throughout last season, which had them ranked 103rd in the nation in terms of passing the rock. The Mountain Hawks shot 38.2% on shots from distance (260 of 681) and 74.1% from the charity stripe. They had an average of 68.4 pts per contest (251st in college basketball) while going 44.7% from the floor.
When they were on defense, the Mountain Hawks forced 10.2 turnovers per contest while drawing 14.9 fouls. They gave up 35.5% on 3-pointers while they were 244th in the nation in points per game allowed (71.4). The Mountain Hawks allowed and opponent field goal percentage of 44.2% (839 of 1,899) and they conceded 35.0 rebounds per game as a team. They were ranked 54th in the country in allowing assists to the opposition with 342 surrendered over the course of last year.
The last time they took the hardwood last season, the Syracuse Orange went home defeated by a final of 88-79 when they faced Duke. The Orange were able to snag 19 defensive boards and 13 offensive rebounds totaling 32 in the matchup. They also gave up possession of the ball 11 times, while getting 7 steals for this contest. Duke committed 12 personal fouls for the game which took the Orange to the charity stripe for 15 shots. They were able to knock down 12 of them for a percentage of 80.0%. In reference to shooting from 3-point land, Syracuse made 13 out of their 31 attempts (41.9%). In all, the Orange shot 27 out of 67 from the floor which gave them a rate of 40.3%. The Orange permitted Duke to make 32 out of their 67 tries from the field which left them with a rate of 47.8% in this game. They wrapped up this game 34.4% from distance by shooting 11 of 32 and ended up going 13 out of 18 at the free throw line (72.2%). In reference to team rebounding, Syracuse permitted Duke to collect 40 overall (13 offensive).
Jimmy Boeheim ended up being a major contributor for the Orange in the matchup. He knocked down 11 of 20 in this game giving him a rate of 55.0%, and earned 7 rebounds. He had 28 points in his 40 mins on the court and totaled 2 dimes for this game.
Syracuse had a record of 16-17 last season. The Orange were responsible for committing 14.2 fouls per game and they hit 73.7% from the free throw line. Their rate of earning assists was at 14.6 times per contest (73rd in college basketball) and they turned it over 10.7 times per contest. Syracuse had 2,553 points throughout last year (77.4 per game) and they collected 36.3 rebounds per contest. As an offense, the Orange connected on 45.1% from the field, which was ranked 113th in D-1.
The Orange were ranked 314th in Division 1 in points allowed per contest with 75.1. They forced 11.7 turnovers per game and let teams shoot 42.6% from the field (143rd in college hoops). The Syracuse defense surrendered 33.0% on 3-point shots (335 of 1014) and their opponents connected on 75.1% of their free throw attempts. They conceded 18.9 dimes and 37.8 rebounds per game, which was ranked 358th and 327th in Division 1.
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Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Lehigh
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