Syracuse Orange vs Louisville Cardinals Prediction, 1/3/2023 College Basketball Picks, Best Bets & Odds
Game: Syracuse Orange vs Louisville Cardinals
Date: Tuesday, January 3, 2023
Location: KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, KY
TV: Youtube TV
The Syracuse Orange (9-5) are hitting the road to KFC Yum! Center on Tuesday where they will attempt to beat the Louisville Cardinals (2-12).
The Syracuse Orange faced Boston College and earned the victory with a final of 79-65 in their last contest. When talking about fouls, the Orange left the arena with 17 while Boston College finished the game with 16 fouls. They also converted 4 out of their 12 attempts from beyond the perimeter. Boston College shot 71.4% from the charity stripe by knocking down 15 of their 21 attempts. Furthermore, Boston College snagged 32 rebounds (10 offensive, 22 defensive), but wrapped up the game with no rejections. Boston College doled out 12 dimes and had 9 steals for the game. When talking about the defense, Syracuse allowed the other team to shoot 41.1% from the field on 23 out of 56 shooting. They also recorded 17 dimes for the matchup in addition to creating 17 turnovers and earning 9 steals. With regard to hauling in boards, they compiled 35 with 10 of them being on the offensive end. At the charity stripe, the Orange made 13 of their 15 tries for a percentage of 86.7%. Syracuse finished the game with a 46.8% field goal percentage (29 of 62) and converted 8 of their 16 shots from beyond the arc.
Joseph Girard is one guy who played a role for this contest. He accumulated 24 points on 8 of 19 shooting. He was on the court for 39 minutes played and grabbed 3 rebounds. He finished shooting 42.1% from the floor and distributed 4 dimes.
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Syracuse will enter this contest with a win-loss mark of 9-5 on the season. They turn it over 11.4 times per game and as a team they are committing 13.4 personal fouls every game. As a unit, Syracuse is collecting 36.9 boards per contest and has tallied 207 dimes on the year, which is 115th in the country in terms of passing. The Orange are shooting 33.9% on three-point shots (84 of 248) and 74.1% from the charity stripe. They average 75.6 points per outing (121st in college basketball) while hitting 46.4% from the floor.
On defense, the Orange have forced 14.1 turnovers every game while drawing 15.9 personal fouls. They are currently ranked 346th in college basketball in allowing assists to their opponents with 236 conceded so far this year. The Orange defense is giving up a field goal percentage of 39.9% (348 of 873) and they concede 38.0 rebounds per game as a basketball team. They give up 32.6% on shots from distance and they are ranked 197th in college hoops in PPG allowed (69.1).
In their last game, the Louisville Cardinals took a loss by a score of 86-63 against Kentucky. When talking about how they attacked the glass, Louisville permitted Kentucky to pull down 31 in total (13 on the offensive glass). They finished 30.8% from distance by hitting 4 out of 13 and finished the game at 16 of 25 from the free throw line (64.0%). The Cardinals permitted Kentucky to make 33 out of their 55 tries from the field which gave them a shooting percentage of 60.0% in this matchup. When the final whistle was blown, the Cardinals finished 22 for 47 from the field which gave them a rate of 46.8%. When it comes to three-point attempts, Louisville made 2 out of their 13 attempts (15.4%). They were able to bury 17 of the free throw attempts for a percentage of 73.9%. Kentucky had 18 fouls in the game which took the Cardinals to the charity stripe for a total of 23 attempts. They also gave up possession of the ball 13 times, while earning 7 steals in this contest. The Cardinals pulled down 12 defensive boards and 8 offensive rebounds totaling 20 in this game.
El Ellis ended up being a factor for the Cardinals for the matchup. He racked up 23 points in his 36 mins on the hardwood and had 2 assists in this contest. He buried 7 of 16 in the game giving him a rate of 43.8%, and had 1 rebound.
Louisville has a mark of 2-12 for the campaign. As an offense, the Cardinals are connecting on 40.5% from the field, which ranks 335th in college basketball. Louisville has scored 861 points for the year (61.5 per game) and they average 31.6 boards per game. They are earning an assist 8.4 times per game (362nd in the nation) and they are giving up possession 16.6 times per game. The Cardinals commit 15.9 fouls per game and they shoot 73.8% from the charity stripe.
The Louisville defense surrenders 33.4% on shots from beyond the perimeter (101 of 302) and their opponents are converting on 67.8% of their shots from the free throw line. They have conceded 14.1 dimes and 34.7 rebounds per contest, which is 278th and 214th in the nation. The Cardinals on defense are ranked 310th in D-1 in PPG given up with 74.4. They are forcing 12.3 turnovers per game and have let teams shoot 47.3% from the floor (345th in college basketball).
Who will win tonight's NCAA basketball game against the spread?
Josh Schonwald's Pick: Take Louisville
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