Miami Hurricanes vs Syracuse Orange Prediction, 3/5/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Miami Hurricanes vs Syracuse Orange
Date: Saturday, March 5, 2022
Location: Carrier Dome in Syracuse, NY
Carrier Dome is the location where the Syracuse Orange (15-15) will take on the Miami Hurricanes (21-9) on Saturday.
The Miami Hurricanes faced off with Boston College and walked away with a win by a score of 81-70 in their last contest. In relation to personal fouls, the Hurricanes ended up with 12 while Boston College accounted for 9 personal fouls. They knocked down 6 of 17 attempts from 3-point land. Boston College finished 57.1% from the charity stripe by making 8 of 14 attempts. Moreover, Boston College pulled down 27 rebounds (9 offensive, 18 defensive), but wasn't able to record a rejection. Boston College recorded 14 assists and had 4 steals in this contest. When talking about defense, Miami let their opponent shoot 50.0% from the field on 28 out of 56 shooting. They also recorded 15 assists for the contest in addition to creating 12 turnovers and earning 9 steals. When it comes to pulling down boards, they earned 25 with 6 of them being offensive. At the free throw line, the Hurricanes knocked down 9 of their 12 attempts for a rate of 75.0%. Miami finished with a 56.4% FG percentage (31 out of 55) and buried 10 of their 21 shots from beyond the arc.
Isaiah Wong is one player who came through in the game. He finished 56.3% from the floor and also recorded 1 assist. He was on the hardwood for 35 mins and also collected 7 rebounds. He accumulated 27 points on 9 of 16 shooting.
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Miami heads into this contest with a record of 21-9 so far this season. They cough up possession 9.6 times per game and as a group they commit 14.8 personal fouls per contest. As a team, Miami is pulling down 30.4 rebounds per game and has accumulated 413 assists for the year, which is 105th in D-1 in terms of passing the ball. The Hurricanes are connecting on 35.8% on shots beyond the perimeter (224 of 625) and 75.0% from the free throw line. They average 74.9 points per game (80th in college hoops) while hitting 47.5% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Hurricanes are able to force 14.0 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 15.4 personal fouls. They are giving up 35.0% on shots from beyond the perimeter while they are 228th in college hoops in PPG from their opponents (70.8). The Hurricanes are allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 46.7% (802 of 1,716) and they relinquish 34.5 rebounds per game as a unit. They currently rank 341st in college basketball in giving up assists to the opposition with 462 surrendered so far this season.
When they last stepped on the court, the Syracuse Orange walked away from this one with a loss by a score of 88-79 against North Carolina. The Orange collected 22 defensive rebounds and 4 offensive rebounds for a total of 26 for this game. They turned it over 11 times, while recording 4 steals for this game. North Carolina was called for 9 fouls for the matchup which took the Orange to the free throw line for 8 attempts. They were able to bury 7 of the free throws for a rate of 87.5%. Concerning shots from 3-point land, Syracuse made 10 of 25 tries (40.0%). Overall, the Orange went 31 out of 63 from the field which had them at 49.2%. The Orange allowed North Carolina to bury 29 out of 71 tries from the floor which had them shooting 40.8% in this contest. They went 38.9% from distance by going 14 out of 36 and walked away from this one shooting 16 out of 20 at the charity stripe (80.0%). In relation to rebounding, Syracuse allowed North Carolina to snag 40 overall (16 on the offensive glass).
Cole Swider pitched in for the Orange in this matchup. He made 14 out of 21 in this contest giving him a rate of 66.7%, and accumulated 3 rebounds. He totaled 36 points in his 43 minutes on the court, but wasn't able to notch an assist.
Syracuse has a win-loss mark of 15-15 on the year. On the offensive side of the ball, the Orange are shooting 45.4% from the floor, which is ranked 104th in the nation. Syracuse has scored 2,306 pts on the campaign (76.9 per contest) and they collect 35.7 boards per contest. They are earning an assist 14.3 times per contest (96th in D-1) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 10.8 times per contest. The Orange commit 14.1 fouls every game while shooting 72.7% from the free throw line.
The Syracuse defense allows 34.0% on 3-point shots (319 of 939) and their opposition makes 75.3% of their shots from the charity stripe. They have conceded 18.8 assists and 37.9 boards on a nightly basis, which has them ranked 358th and 331st in college basketball. The Orange on the defensive side of the court are 319th in college basketball in points per game surrendered with 75.2. They are forcing 11.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 42.5% from the floor (145th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Syracuse
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