North Carolina Tar Heels vs Syracuse Orange Prediction, 1/24/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: North Carolina Tar Heels vs Syracuse Orange
Date: Tuesday, January 24, 2023
Location: JMA Wireless Dome in Syracuse, NY
The Syracuse Orange (13-7) are hosting the North Carolina Tar Heels (14-6) at JMA Wireless Dome on Tuesday.
The North Carolina Tar Heels took the court against North Carolina State and walked away with a win by a score of 80-69 in their last game. North Carolina ended having earned a 37.0% FG percentage (20 of 54) and converted 4 of their 18 three-point attempts. From the free throw line, the Tar Heels knocked down 36 of 39 attempts for a rate of 92.3%. In reference to hauling in boards, they compiled a total of 39 with 9 of them being of the offensive variety. They also doled out 5 assists for the game in addition to forcing the opposition into 7 turnovers and getting 3 steals. In reference to the defense, North Carolina allowed 41.9% from the field on 26 out of 62 shooting. North Carolina State recorded 7 assists and had 5 steals for the contest. Moreover, North Carolina State totaled 25 boards (2 offensive, 23 defensive), but wasn't able to record a block. North Carolina State ended up going 100.0% at the free throw line by knocking down 12 of their 12 tries. They also converted 5 out of their 17 shots from three-point range. When discussing personal fouls, the Tar Heels ended up with 16 and North Carolina State accounted for 27 personal fouls.
RJ Davis is one guy who had an impact for the contest. He finished the game shooting 62.5% from the field but had no dimes when the game ended. He saw the court for 37 minutes and also snagged 4 rebounds. He left the arena with 26 points on 5 out of 8 shooting.
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North Carolina will play this game with a win-loss mark of 14-6 for the year. They average 79.6 points per outing (31st in college basketball) on 45.4% from the field. The Tar Heels are connecting on 31.6% on 3-pointers (136 of 430) and 74.7% from the free throw line. As a team, North Carolina is snagging 39.6 rebounds per game and has earned 248 assists this season, which is 251st in the country in terms of passing the ball. They are giving up possession 11.3 times per contest and as a basketball team are committing 17.0 personal fouls per game.
On the defensive end, the Tar Heels are forcing 11.3 turnovers per game and they draw 20.2 fouls. They are 138th in college basketball in allowing assists to the opposition with 242 conceded for the year. The Tar Heels defense is allowing and opponent field goal percentage of 43.3% (544 of 1,255) and they surrender 34.1 boards per game as a basketball team. They are giving up 33.1% on shots from downtown while they are 263rd in Division 1 in opponents points per game (72.3).
The last time they took the court, the Syracuse Orange got the win with a final of 80-63 against Georgia Tech. The Orange earned 22 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 30 in this game. They coughed it up 8 times, while getting 8 steals for this game. Georgia Tech was called for 17 personal fouls in the matchup which took the Orange to the free throw line for a total of 18 tries. They were able to convert 12 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 66.7%. Concerning three-point attempts, Syracuse buried 6 of their 14 tries (42.9%). When the final whistle blew, the Orange finished 31 for 56 from the field which had them at 55.4%. The Orange allowed Georgia Tech to knock down 25 of their 58 tries from the floor which left them shooting 43.1% in this game. They finished 32.3% from 3-point land by going 10 of 31 and finished the contest at 3 of 6 from the free throw line (50.0%). With respect to rebounding, Syracuse permitted Georgia Tech to grab 23 in all (6 offensive).
Joseph Girard was important for the Orange in this matchup. He earned 28 points in his 40 minutes on the hardwood and had 7 assists for the contest. He buried 11 of 21 in this contest for a field goal percentage of 52.4%, and earned 5 rebounds.
Syracuse has a win-loss mark of 13-7 this year. The Orange are responsible for committing 13.9 fouls per contest while shooting 73.5% from the free throw line. They are getting an assist 15.4 times per game (55th in the country) and they are turning it over 11.3 times per game. Syracuse has scored 1,512 points on the year (75.6 per game) and they collect 36.4 boards per contest. In terms of offensive execution, the Orange are connecting on 46.7% from the floor, which is ranked 65th in Division 1.
The Syracuse defense concedes 33.4% on shots from distance (192 of 575) and opponents are knocking down 68.4% of their foul shots. They allow 17.6 assists and 36.6 rebounds per contest, which is 357th and 301st in those categories on the defensive end. The Orange on the defensive end are ranked 203rd in D-1 in points given up per game with 70.0. They have forced 13.6 turnovers per game and allow teams to shoot 40.9% from the floor (59th in D-1).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Guy Bruhn's Pick: Take Syracuse
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