Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Syracuse Orange Prediction, 2/28/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets vs Syracuse Orange
Date: Tuesday, February 28, 2023
Location: JMA Wireless Dome in Syracuse, NY
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (12-17) are headed to JMA Wireless Dome on Tuesday where they will attempt to defeat the Syracuse Orange (16-13).
The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets took the court against Louisville and notched a win by a score of 83-67 in their last contest. Regarding personal fouls, the Yellow Jackets walked away with 16 while Louisville finished the game with 20 personal fouls. They also converted 4 of their 17 attempts from distance. Louisville finished 75.0% from the charity stripe by converting 9 of 12 shots. Moreover, Louisville snagged 32 rebounds (9 offensive, 23 defensive), but couldn't earn a rejection. Louisville dished out 12 assists and had 3 steals in this matchup. In regard to defense, Georgia Tech allowed their opponent to shoot 44.3% from the field on 27 of 61 shooting. They also dished out 17 assists for this game while forcing the opposition into 14 turnovers and earning 7 steals. In regard to getting rebounds, they collected 28 with 7 of them being offensive. When they shot from the free throw line, the Yellow Jackets made 17 of 22 attempts for a rate of 77.3%. Georgia Tech wrapped up the contest having earned a 48.2% FG percentage (27 of 56) and converted 12 of their 29 shots from distance.
Javon Franklin is a player who came through for the matchup. He racked up 21 points on 7 of 11 shooting. He was on the court for 39 mins played and also snagged 13 boards. He finished the game at 63.6% from the field and also earned 2 assists.
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Georgia Tech comes into this matchup with a record of 12-17 for the year. They are averaging 68.6 points per game (264th in D-1) while going 42.1% from the floor. The Yellow Jackets are connecting on 32.8% on 3-point shots (214 of 652) and 69.1% from the free throw line. As a unit, Georgia Tech is pulling down 35.3 boards per game and has racked up 396 assists this season, which has them ranked 159th in D-1 in terms of passing the rock. They turn it over 11.1 times per contest and as a basketball team they commit 16.3 personal fouls every game.
On defense, the Yellow Jackets are able to force 11.1 turnovers per contest and they draw 15.1 fouls. They are relinquishing 30.2% on shots from beyond the perimeter and they are ranked 200th in D-1 in points per game allowed (70.5). The Yellow Jackets are giving up a shooting percentage of 43.6% (749 of 1,717) and they concede 36.9 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are currently ranked 275th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 418 conceded for the year.
In their last game, the Syracuse Orange took a loss by a final score of 99-82 when they faced Pittsburgh. The Orange pulled down 15 defensive boards and 11 offensive boards totaling 26 for the contest. They also turned it over 11 times, while getting 2 steals for the matchup. Pittsburgh committed 17 fouls in the game which took the Orange to the charity stripe for 24 attempts. They were able to bury 17 of those for a percentage of 70.8%. When discussing shooting from beyond the arc, Syracuse converted 9 out of their 16 tries (56.3%). Overall, the Orange ended up going 28 for 56 from the floor which gave them a rate of 50.0%. The Orange permitted Pittsburgh to convert 32 of 68 attempts from the field which left them with a rate of 47.1% for the contest. They finished 39.0% from behind the 3-point line by hitting 16 of 41 and walked away from this one shooting 19 of 22 from the charity stripe (86.4%). Concerning rebounding, Syracuse allowed Pittsburgh to snag 33 overall (15 offensive).
Benny Williams was important for the Orange for this contest. He earned 24 points in his 34 minutes on the court, but wasn't able to earn an assist. He converted 8 of 15 in the game for a rate of 53.3%, and added 9 rebounds.
Syracuse has a record of 16-13 this year. As an offense, the Orange are shooting 46.6% from the field, which ranks them 71st in D-1. Syracuse has earned 2,150 points this season (74.1 per game) and they pull in 34.6 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 14.3 times per contest (97th in college hoops) and they are turning it over 11.6 times per game. The Orange commit 13.6 fouls per game and they hit 74.4% from the charity stripe.
The Syracuse defense gives up 34.3% on shots from distance (292 of 851) and their opposition knocks down 68.9% of their free throw shots. They have surrendered 19.1 assists and 36.2 total boards per game, which ranks 363rd and 303rd in those categories on the defensive end. The Orange on the defensive side of the court are 248th in D-1 in points given up per game with 72.3. They are forcing 12.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and allow teams to shoot 42.6% from the floor (113th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Georgia Tech
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