Syracuse Orange vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish Prediction, 2/23/2022 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Syracuse Orange vs Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Date: Wednesday, February 23, 2022
Location: Purcell Pavilion in Notre Dame, IN
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish (19-8) host the Syracuse Orange (15-12) at Purcell Pavilion on Wednesday.
The Syracuse Orange faced off with Georgia Tech and walked away with a win by a score of 74-73 in their last contest. With respect to fouls, the Orange walked away with 16 and Georgia Tech recorded 16 fouls. They also made 9 of 27 tries from long range. Georgia Tech finished 70.6% from the free throw line by burying 12 of 17 attempts. Moreover, Georgia Tech pulled down 46 rebounds (13 offensive, 33 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Georgia Tech dished out 18 dimes and had 3 steals for the contest. With regard to the defense, Syracuse allowed the other team to shoot 39.4% from the floor on 26 out of 66 shooting. They also distributed 12 assists in the matchup while creating 12 turnovers and earning 7 steals. With respect to grabbing boards, they compiled 39 with 11 of them being on the offensive end. From the charity stripe, the Orange knocked down 16 of their 22 tries for a rate of 72.7%. Syracuse finished the contest with a 32.9% FG percentage (24 out of 73) and made 10 of their 32 shots from 3-point land.
Jimmy Boeheim is one player who was important in the game. He finished the game shooting 35.3% from the field and also distributed 1 assist. He played 44 minutes played and totaled 10 rebounds. He accounted for 20 points on 6 of 17 shooting.
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Syracuse heads into this game with a mark of 15-12 for the campaign. They are turning it over 11.1 times per contest and as a unit they are committing 14.0 personal fouls per game. As a unit, Syracuse is pulling in 36.6 boards per contest and is sitting with 398 dimes for the campaign, which is 63rd in college basketball in terms of passing. The Orange are connecting on 37.8% on shots from downtown (244 of 645) and 72.1% from the free throw line. They average 77.3 points per outing (43rd in Division 1) while going 45.1% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Orange are forcing their opponents into 12.5 turnovers every game while drawing 15.3 fouls. They surrender 33.3% on shots from downtown while they are 297th in the nation in PPG allowed (73.8). The Orange defensively are allowing a field goal percentage of 42.2% (715 of 1,694) and they concede 37.5 boards per contest as a basketball team. They currently rank 358th in college basketball in giving up assists with 499 conceded on the year.
In their last game, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish took a loss by a score of 79-74 when they played Wake Forest. The Fighting Irish pulled down 23 defensive boards and 2 offensive boards for a total of 25 for this contest. They gave up possession 15 times, while getting 4 steals for the matchup. Wake Forest was called for 16 personal fouls in this matchup which took the Fighting Irish to the charity stripe for 14 attempts. They were able to make 12 of the free throws for a percentage of 85.7%. Concerning 3-pointers, Notre Dame made 14 out of 31 attempts (45.2%). Overall, the Fighting Irish shot 24 for 51 from the floor which gave them a shooting percentage of 47.1%. The Fighting Irish permitted Wake Forest to make 29 of 70 attempts from the floor which gave them a percentage of 41.4% for this game. They finished 35.3% from 3-point land by shooting 6 of 17 and walked away from this one shooting 15 out of 16 at the free throw line (93.8%). Regarding rebounds, Notre Dame allowed Wake Forest to pull down 41 in all (15 offensive).
Blake Wesley ended up being a factor for the Fighting Irish for the matchup. He knocked down 7 out of 14 for the contest for a rate of 50.0%, and accumulated 2 rebounds. He recorded 24 points in his 35 mins on the hardwood and accumulated 2 dimes for the matchup.
Notre Dame has a win-loss mark of 19-8 for the season. The Fighting Irish have committed 13.0 personal fouls every game and they hit 75.1% from the charity stripe. They are assisting teammates 13.6 times per contest (148th in the country) and they turn it over 10.4 times per game. Notre Dame has scored 1,923 points this year (71.2 per contest) and they grab 33.6 rebounds per contest. On the offensive side of the ball, the Fighting Irish are shooting 45.7% from the field, which ranks them 92nd in the nation.
The Notre Dame defense allows 32.8% on shots from distance (181 of 551) and their opponents are knocking down 68.9% of their foul shots. They have conceded 11.3 assists and 33.9 rebounds on a nightly basis, which is ranked 68th and 133rd in the country. The Fighting Irish defensively are ranked 106th in D-1 in points per game surrendered with 66.6. They are forcing 10.5 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 43.3% from the floor (200th in college hoops).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Syracuse
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