Syracuse Orange vs Clemson Tigers Prediction, 2/22/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Syracuse Orange vs Clemson Tigers
Date: Wednesday, February 22, 2023
Location: Littlejohn Coliseum in Clemson, SC
The Clemson Tigers (19-8) will play the Syracuse Orange (16-11) at Littlejohn Coliseum on Wednesday.
The Syracuse Orange took the court against Duke and took a loss by a score of 77-55 in their last contest. When it comes to personal fouls, the Orange ended up finishing with 9 and Duke totaled 14 personal fouls. They buried 13 out of their 26 shots from distance. Duke walked away from this one shooting 100.0% at the free throw line by converting 4 of 4 attempts. Additionally, Duke pulled down 34 rebounds (10 offensive, 24 defensive), but didn't have a block. Duke doled out 22 dimes and had 8 steals for the matchup. When it comes to defending, Syracuse let their opponent shoot 54.5% from the floor on 30 of 55 shooting. They also recorded 7 assists for the matchup as well as forcing the other team into 12 turnovers and earning 9 steals. In the matter of pulling down boards, they compiled 23 with 8 of them being on the offensive end. From the charity stripe, the Orange buried 11 of their 14 shots for a percentage of 78.6%. Syracuse walked away from the contest having earned a 34.5% FG percentage (19 out of 55) and made 6 of their 16 3-point shots.
Joseph Girard is someone who was a factor for the game. He finished the game shooting 55.6% from the field and distributed 1 assist. He saw the court for 35 mins and collected 1 rebound. He walked away with 21 points on 5 out of 9 shooting.
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Syracuse enters this matchup with a win-loss mark of 16-11 this season. They are averaging 73.9 points per contest (127th in college basketball) while hitting 46.5% from the floor. The Orange are hitting 35.7% on shots from downtown (166 of 465) and 74.7% from the free throw line. As a team, Syracuse is collecting 35.0 boards per game and has accumulated 392 dimes for the season, which is 110th in Division 1 in terms of passing the rock. They turn the ball over 11.7 times per game and as a squad they commit 13.5 personal fouls per contest.
When they are on defense, the Orange are forcing 13.4 turnovers on a nightly basis while drawing 16.4 fouls. They currently rank 362nd in college hoops in allowing assists to their opponents with 500 relinquished on the year. The Orange are giving up a shooting percentage of 42.0% (698 of 1,660) and they surrender 36.1 boards per contest as a team. They are relinquishing 33.9% on shots from distance and they are 208th in the country in opponents PPG (70.6).
When they last stepped on the court, the Clemson Tigers took a loss by a final score of 83-73 against Louisville. When discussing rebounding, Clemson allowed Louisville to pull down 34 overall (5 offensive). They finished 31.3% from beyond the arc by going 5 out of 16 and ended up going 26 of 28 at the free throw line (92.9%). The Tigers allowed Louisville to bury 26 out of their 51 attempts from the floor which gave them a rate of 51.0% in this contest. Overall, the Tigers finished 29 out of 67 from the floor which had them sitting at 43.3%. When discussing shooting from downtown, Clemson made 4 of their 24 tries (16.7%). They were able to bury 11 of the free throw tries for a rate of 73.3%. Louisville committed 13 personal fouls for the game which took the Tigers to the charity stripe for a total of 15 attempts. They also gave up possession of the ball 5 times, while earning 7 steals for this game. The Tigers were able to snag 18 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds for a total of 26 in the game.
PJ Hall ended up having an impact for the Tigers in this contest. He buried 12 out of 21 for the matchup for a field goal rate of 57.1%, and earned 8 rebounds. He earned 28 points in his 30 mins on the court, but wasn't able to notch an assist.
Clemson has a mark of 19-8 for the campaign. The Tigers have committed 17.8 personal fouls per contest and they hit 80.0% from the charity stripe. They are earning an assist 14.2 times per game (105th in Division 1) and they turn the ball over 11.3 times per contest. Clemson has accounted for 2,009 points so far this year (74.4 per game) and they snag 34.4 boards per game. On the offensive side of the ball, the Tigers are connecting on 46.5% from the floor, which has them ranked 71st in college hoops.
The Clemson defense allows 33.4% on shots from beyond the arc (215 of 644) and opponents are connecting on 74.3% of their shots from the free throw line. They surrender 11.4 assists and 33.1 rebounds per game, which has them ranked 86th and 122nd in those defensive categories. The Tigers on the defensive side of the court are 131st in the country in points per game surrendered with 68.1. They have forced 11.9 turnovers on a nightly basis and have let teams shoot 40.5% from the field (32nd in D-1).
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