Syracuse at Georgetown College Basketball Pick

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Syracuse at Georgetown College Basketball Pick

Last Updated: 2017-03-06

The No. 14 Syracuse Orange will travel to the Verizon Center to face the Georgetown Hoyas. The game gets underway at 1:00 pm ET on Saturday, Dec. 5 and can be seen on FOX.


The Hoyas dismantled Maryland Eastern Shore 68-49 on Tuesday. D’Vauntes Smith-Rivera was the game’s high scorer with 30 points on 10-for-16 shooting. The Orange, meanwhile, are feeling some disappointment after their 66-58 loss to Wisconsin on Wednesday. Michael Gbinije had a game-high 19 points.

Georgetown, a five-point favorite, will look to capitalize at home against Syracuse. The Over/Under (O/U) for the matchup is sitting at 136 points. The Hoyas look to improve upon their records of 3-3 Straight Up (SU) and 4-1 Against The Spread (ATS). Georgetown has been steady from the free throw line, shooting an impressive .755.

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Across the court, Syracuse has a SU record of 6-1 and an ATS record of 3-3. The Orange are one of the top defensive teams in the nation, essentially shutting down opponents to the tune of 63.9 points allowed per game. The Orange have one of the best opponent three-point field goal percentages in the country at .285. They average 8.3 steals per game, good for 44th in the nation.

This game marks the first time these teams will play this season. The last time these two played, Georgetown won, but Syracuse still leads the head-to-head record, 6-4 SU. On the other hand, Georgetown leads the matchup ATS with a record of 6-4.

Predictions: SU Winner – Syr, ATS Winner – Syr, O/U – Over


Syracuse is 3-6-1 ATS in its last 10 games on the road.

The total has gone UNDER in 4 of Syracuse’s last 5 games on the road.

The total has gone UNDER in 7 of Syracuse’s last 9 games when playing on the road against Georgetown.

Georgetown is 2-5 ATS in its last 7 games when playing at home against Syracuse.

Georgetown averages 75.2 points per game, placing the team just 164th in the nation. Syracuse ranks 47th in points allowed, giving up 63.9 points per game.

The Syracuse Orange have a defensive rating of 94.0 (ranked 64th), while the Georgetown Hoyas have an offensive rating of 109.8 (ranked 113th).

On average, Georgetown has 68.5 possessions per game and scores 1.098 points on each possession. Syracuse has both fewer possessions (67.3) and scores fewer points during those possessions (1.052).

Syracuse has an average effective field goal percentage of 51.1%. Georgetown has not won a game this season when opponents have a similar or higher effective field goal percentage (0-2).

The Georgetown Hoyas average 21.0 three point attempts per game, and the Syracuse Orange attempt 24.0 per game. When going for at least 20 three pointers in a game this season, Georgetown is an even 2-2, while Syracuse has a formidable record of 5-1.

Syracuse ranks 198th in offensive rebounds, while Georgetown ranks at 89th in defensive rebounds.

Opponents have had an average turnover percentage of 19.5% when playing Georgetown this season. Syracuse is undefeated (4-0) when its TO% is 19.5% or higher.

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