Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Syracuse Orange Prediction, 1/14/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Notre Dame Fighting Irish vs Syracuse Orange
Date: Saturday, January 14, 2023
Location: JMA Wireless Dome in Syracuse, NY
JMA Wireless Dome is where the Syracuse Orange (10-6) will try to beat the Notre Dame Fighting Irish (9-8) on Saturday.
The Notre Dame Fighting Irish faced Georgia Tech and notched a win by a score of 73-72 in their last game. Notre Dame wrapped up the game having earned a 42.4% FG percentage (25 out of 59) and made 9 out of their 24 3-pointers. From the charity stripe, the Fighting Irish made 14 of their 19 attempts for a percentage of 73.7%. When talking about rebounding, they collected 31 with 6 of them being of the offensive variety. They also recorded 12 dimes in this contest as well as forcing the other team into 11 turnovers and having 7 steals. In terms of defending, Notre Dame let their opponent shoot 40.9% from the floor on 27 out of 66 shooting. Georgia Tech doled out 14 assists and had 7 steals for the game. Moreover, Georgia Tech snagged 38 rebounds (11 offensive, 27 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Georgia Tech ended up shooting 83.3% at the charity stripe by making 10 of 12 shots. They also made 8 out of their 27 shots from three-point range. When talking about personal fouls, the Fighting Irish ended up finishing with 15 while Georgia Tech totaled 18 personal fouls.
Dane Goodwin is a player who was a contributor in the game. He accounted for 19 points on 6 out of 11 shooting. He played for 42 minutes and also pulled down 12 boards. He finished the game at 54.5% from the field and also totaled 2 assists.
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Notre Dame comes into this game with a mark of 9-8 for the year. They are losing possession via turnover 9.5 times per contest and as a group they commit 12.6 fouls per game. As a team, Notre Dame is collecting 30.9 boards per game and has tallied 202 dimes on the year, which has them ranked 257th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. The Fighting Irish are shooting 37.7% on shots from 3-point land (149 of 395) and 76.1% from the free throw line. They currently have an average of 69.5 pts per contest (238th in the nation) while shooting 45.4% from the floor.
On the defensive end, the Fighting Irish are forcing 9.0 turnovers per game and they draw 13.8 fouls. They are 239th in the country in giving up assists to the opposition with 221 conceded this year. The Fighting Irish defensively are giving up a shooting percentage of 45.9% (459 of 1,000) and they surrender 34.5 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They are surrendering 32.2% on 3-point attempts while they are 202nd in college basketball in PPG allowed (69.5).
The last time they took the hardwood, the Syracuse Orange took a loss by a score of 73-66 against Virginia. When it comes to how they rebounded, Syracuse permitted Virginia to pull down 28 in total (7 on the offensive glass). They finished 46.2% from downtown by shooting 12 out of 26 and ended up shooting 15 out of 22 from the free throw line (68.2%). The Orange allowed Virginia to knock down 23 out of 53 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 43.4% for the matchup. When the final whistle blew, the Orange finished the game shooting 24 out of 54 from the field which had them at 44.4%. In relation to shots from beyond the arc, Syracuse made 8 out of their 14 attempts (57.1%). They were able to knock down 10 of the free throw attempts for a rate of 66.7%. Virginia committed 17 personal fouls for this game which got the Orange to the free throw line for a total of 15 attempts. They turned it over 16 times, while getting 9 steals in this matchup. The Orange collected 26 defensive rebounds and 8 offensive boards totaling 34 in this matchup.
Joseph Girard ended up having an impact for the Orange in the matchup. He earned 19 points in his 27 mins on the hardwood and earned 2 dimes for the matchup. He knocked down 6 out of 17 for this contest for a field goal percentage of 35.3%, and had 3 rebounds.
Syracuse has a record of 10-6 on the campaign. When it comes to offensive execution, the Orange are hitting on 46.0% from the floor, which ranks 111th in college basketball. Syracuse has earned 1,194 points for the campaign (74.6 per contest) and they pull down 36.7 boards per contest. They are assisting teammates 14.7 times per game (101st in Division 1) and they lose possession by turning the ball over 11.9 times per game. The Orange are responsible for committing 13.8 personal fouls per game while shooting 73.9% from the free throw line.
The Orange defensively are ranked 199th in Division 1 in points per game surrendered with 69.3. They have forced 14.3 TO's every game and have allowed teams to shoot 40.2% from the field (54th in the country). The Syracuse defense concedes 33.8% on shots from 3-point land (157 of 464) and their opposition knocks down 65.5% of their free throw attempts. They allow 17.2 assists and 37.5 total rebounds per game, which is 356th and 320th in those defensive categories.
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Syracuse
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